I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L'Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving. This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!
I’ve been really behind on posting to tumblr, aah! I promise it’s because I’ve been working on some very cool secret stuff. This assignment was a nice break!
I made this set of three gifs for the BBC Three show Clique. I really enjoyed making them, and indeed watching the show–it’s glitzy and pulpy, but I found myself instantly sympathetic to their struggles, and I found their complex relationships so intriguing! Thanks, BBC!
“My mother used to tell me, ‘You may be the first to do many things, but make sure you’re not the last.’ I feel a responsibility to show young women what’s possible and to mentor them to own their power and fulfill their promise.”
A while ago I did two animations for AirBnB, for an internal art project. I keep forgetting to share them, I love them both! This one was based on the cosiness, safety, and warmth that comes from being in someone’s home. Also based on my love of tea.
This is the second animation I made for AirBnB last year. The starting concept for this piece was the frustration and discomfort of travel. We settled on the image of a person waiting infinitely for their bag on the airport luggage carousel. Oof. We’ve all been there!
These boho waves, created for Rachel Zoe’s Spring 2016 Collection, are meant to be totally touchable. That’s why TRESemmé stylists use TRES Extra-Firm Control Mousse for soft, flexible waves that last.
Here is the cover piece I did for the NYT Book Review, featuring their picks for the “10 Best Books of 2016″. The concept I went for was “here is a bounty of reading”, presented like a classic still-life. I was sent the book jackets to use as reference, but had to arrange the still life using my own books. I took a lot of ref photos and also painted directly from a set-up in my studio. It came together quite nicely! I also painted a bit of extra leaves and berries for the interior.
The animation was its own challenge! I painstakingly drew each frame (using some of my own footage as ref), though I used the photoshop transform-tool to get the page text to look smooth(ish).
More pages from Dirty Diamonds #7: Imagination! We’re happy to feature stories that focus on mental health, emotional health, and physical health, and how imagination has helped to overcome those challenges. Find out more at our @kickstarter campaign: