About Motionographer

Our story

Motionographer® (pronounced like “oceanographer”) is a source of inspiration and insight for designers, animators and storytellers of all stripes. We share:

  • outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students
  • feature stories that give readers a deep understanding of the work we like and the industry we love
  • commentary that sparks discussion or introspection
  • miscellaneous items that Motionographer contributors find interesting

Motionographer isn’t just about motion design. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and the Motionographer contributors hope to provide you with interesting material regardless of the medium in which it was created.

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The team

Justin Cone, Co-Founder

Justin Cone (active 2006-2017) is the creator of Motionographer.com, launched during his MFA studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006. Justin also created Motionographer’s predecessor, Tween, which he maintains was launched before the word “tween” came to indicate pre-teen children.

In the early days of Motionographer, Carlos El Asmar reached out to Justin and they formed a fruitful partnership. Together, they created the F5 festival.

Carlos El Asmar, Co-Founder

Carlos El Asmar is the co-owner of Motionographer. From the moment he introduced himself to Justin in 2007, he has mentored him and nurtured the site’s growth. Drawing on his years of experience as both a creative director and an executive, Carlos has steered Motionographer while brainstorming related projects with Justin.

Carlos is also the Executive Creative Director of NBCUniversal ArtWorks, the largest on-air creative services department in the world, and the mastermind of the F5 festival, a cutting-edge symposium of designers, artists and thinkers from around the world.


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If you have ideas/comments/suggestions/rants/raves/etc that’d you’d like to share with Motionographer, drop us a line via the Contact page.

Submitting work

Please read our Process page to understand how things work at Motionographer.