Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I just noticed today that I'm a Graphis Gold Award Winner for the 2010 New Talent Annual. They don't post pictures of the Gold work, but my name is there! That means my Cycle branding project will be in the next New Talent Annual. I can't wait to see it!

Also, the TFF5 titles have been getting good reviews all over the web from some very exciting places. Here's a few:

Motionographer (!)
The Font Feed

Monday, September 14, 2009


I would very much like to know how to make these. And to be French. Thank you.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


The following is a large portion of my summer:

Typophile Film Festival 5 Opening Titles from Brent Barson on Vimeo.

All done with video footage and stop motion. I helped write, storyboard, construct, animate, edit, and my hands are even in there for a fraction of a second. Teacher Brent was the creative director and was such a great mentor to us, helping us stick it out through the entire process.

My most proud moments:

I designed and animated the swashy Beauty with the help of Brent and Meg.

We had to redo this take probably 5 times, but it was totally worth it.

I art directed this table arrangement. The table cloth flip seemed really daunting, but we pulled it off!

See my hand? I loved this furry lockup. I can't even describe how beautiful it was in person. Kudos to Deven for setting it so carefully.

And yes, I was the skilled foam-core-manipulator who revealed the Typophile Film Festival lockup. One of the many hidden talents we discovered during this project.

The "scent" scene was absolutely my favorite, animated by Wynn and Meg.

The project overall was just an amazing experience. Working with physical objects and actual footage is where it's at.

The festival premiered last week in Portland, and is currently on the schedule for Typ09 Mexico City in October.