Toronto International Film Festival: Taika Waititi
Polyester Studio tagged me in to collaborate on an exciting project for the Toronto International Film Festival. They were creating a video based on an interview that featured Taika Waititi talking about the importance of cultures telling their own stories. My role was to conceptualize and design styleframes for the second half of the narration. I focused on emphasizing keywords from each line of dialogue with abstract or symbolic imagery, and creating storyboards to get across my ideas for the potential direction of the animation.
Google Avatar Project
A collection of 3D character avatars and gifs for Google's Avatar Project, consisting of thirty fun characters for Google's designers and engineers to use in internal and external mockups and products. The collection aims to make viewers think more critically about diversity, inclusivity and representation.
Design & Motion Reel
Some of the design/motion work that made the cut from 2016-17.
Short Film / Under Production
A personal short film that I'm working on part time, as a passion project. Sets were made by an amazing squad of talented ladies. Storyline manifested by Janet Mac and I.
Chomper's Club / Designs
A series of videos introducing the Chomper's Club doggy teeth cleaning chews and how they work!
Hydro One / Design
Style frames from a series of videos explaining what procedures the hydro company takes before, during and after a storm. Made to better educate and develop understanding about the processes with the public.
Paragon Security / Design
A guard recruitment video created for a security company. It highlights the key reasons why security is a great career choice, and how you can utilize the company to climb high on the career ladder.
Rogers National Media Explainer / Design
This is a "director's cut" version to bring more excitement and pop to what is supposed to be an unveiling explainer video for Rogers. The original designs that were used for the animation can also be found here.
TD Bank Career Report Explainer / Video Series Reel
Animation reel cut from 5 explainer videos done for an internal explainer for TD. The videos were 3-5 minutes each and created within a month. Visual inspiration was a mixture of collages, infographics and old encyclopedias. The reel's song is "Waves" by Tourist.
"Yeti & The Fox" Website Banners / Editorial
The brand wanted to portrayal themselves as the 'ultimate creative wingman' to their clients for all their production needs. The Yeti–the brand's mascot–can be seen playing the supporting character to the hero–the client.
Bell iHeart Christmas TV Spot / Video
Worked with Campfire Studio to produce this TV spot for the iHeart Christmas radio. It's the first TV spot that i've done for the Toronto market, so it's great to see my work on the tube this season.
Civix 2016 / Video Series
Illustrations and designs done for three educational videos on Canada's revenues and expenses. "Understanding where money goes and how it’s spent is necessary to be financially responsible, but it’s not the most exciting topic to discuss. Campfire created a series of engaging and colourful videos, explaining the Canadian government's process to young Canadians. This gives them an opportunity to learn where the government gets funding, how it’s used, and encourage viewers to form their own opinions on how money is allocated."
Civix 2015 / Video Series
We teamed up with Thought Café to create a series of videos to teach students about government basics and the elections. The colour palette and illustration styles were picked specifically for the adolescent demographic of elementary and high school students. Each topic had a unique theme that students would be able to relate to—such as building blocks, card games, apps and games—making the videos more captivating, engaging and digestible, increasing viewership by at least 170%.
Rube Goldberg / Editorial
A web editorial piece done for a company's tactile production service. Each item in the Rube Goldberg illustration represents a city mentioned within the copy.
Bell Halifax TV Spot, Hollywood Contest / Video
A TV spot to promote Bell Halifax's C100 radio station. The swatches of the radio station lent themselves well to the video's tone of cash/gold and travel.
Found Fest Website / Design
Found is a collective of artists, designers and makers who would like to educate and build the maker community while encouraging the Toronto community at large to discover and explore who they are. It's a place where non-makers can participate and be enabled to start making for themselves. The website was inspired by minimal ikea design, but for children, to invoke play and exploration. The illustrations were also used for promotional material and social media posts.
Ripley's Aquarium, World Oceans Day / Video
Happy to have teamed up with Ripley’s Aquarium to create this video for kids. How do we get people to empathize with what’s going on in the world when we only put ourselves first? Hopefully being “Humish” can spark some urgency and awareness with how we affect the world and the creatures that live within it.
If Animals Could Talk / GIF
A GIF-style quickie project between Janet Mac and Patrick Dias, addressing the question, "If animals could talk, what would they say?"
Food Revolution / Video
Jamie Oliver’s TED Talk, “Teach Every Child About Food”, inspired us to create a video that would be just as captivating as his words. Our goal of pairing Jamie’s speech with clever and playful visual representations, was brought to life through a mixture of cel animation, live action prop work, and tactile design.
Rinse Odyssey / Video
An "inside" look at the unique characteristics of the Umbra "Rinse" strainer...from the perspective of food you're about to eat.
Twerk Bear / Video
We took the opportunity to try something we’ve always wanted to do with our Christmas video this year. Inspired by the combination of props and animation—such as “Fear of Flying” & “Vampires and Buildings”—we decided to dive in and immerse ourselves with the ‘tactile’ movement that we were always wowed by.
Campfire Studio Ltd. Branding / Design
A word mark that evokes Campfire's playful attitude and stylistic approach to story telling. The elements that make up the word mark can be animated in various different ways. Animations by Miguel Natividad of
Virgin Re*Gen / Video
We were brought on board to develop the visual look and feel for Virgin Mobile’s Re*Gen program. Utilizing the script and palette provided, we were able to achieve dynamism and storytelling with the use of body language, bold graphical lines, and energetic camera moves.
Animated Wedding Invite / Video
What an uniquely unusual wedding video request this was! Who knew people wanted animated wedding videos? We had the pleasure of animating the story of a newly wed couple—Justin & Mallory—leading up to their upcoming wedding. There was a lot of love and attention that went into the architectural detail—since the couple spent a lot of their time travelling the world—while still trying to maintain flat and simplistic imagery.
Buttr Explainer / Video
We had a blast coming up with the branding, identity and explainer video for BUTTR. We were able to create an explainer video centered around their “Buttr makes it better” metaphor, which inspired us to use food and healthier ingredients to describe the company. Watch how BUTTR takes an otherwise bland and boring project, and livens it up with vibrancy, design and fun!
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