It’s hard to believe we’re nearing the end of January already! Towards the end of 2018, I created Phone2Action‘s 2018 Year in Review video, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. 2018 was a big year for us—and I celebrated my second anniversary with the company!
I feel like my video skills have progressed a lot this past year—this was created in Premiere Pro, but I’m now learning After Effects to hopefully expedite creating motion graphics.
I’m excited to share this freelance project I just completed for Shannon of Paw-Prints, Howls and Purrs PURRtography. Shannon needed a logo that could also be used as a watermark for her photos, and wanted to use one of her cats as the inspiration. Shannon primarily works with rescues and volunteer-based organizations, and wanted the logo to inspire emotion.
I started by creating three different concepts for the logo (the fourth is a potential variation):
I wanted to be able to maintain an emotional connection with the viewer, and incorporate a clean and modern typeface so that the logo would be legible at any size. I worked with Shannon to refine it a little further:
From there I revamped the illustration a bit—adding more detail and smoothing things out.
From there, I created a few color versions based on Shannon’s desired color palette.
I’m happy to report that Shannon is very happy with the logo and has already started incorporating it as her watermark!
In early November, Phone2Action had the opportunity to run some out of home ads at the Capitol One Arena and Chinatown Metro in Washington, D.C. This meant that I was tasked with creating a series of animated, 15-second looping ads with a pretty short turnaround time.
We did four separate sets of creative, and the second one was especially for Election Day to encourage people to vote and find their polling place by texting in a keyword.
This was a hugely exciting opportunity for me to have my work seen by so many people. The ads ran for a month, which means thousands of people walking by saw my work—it’s an incredible thought. This was the first time I had done large scale, animated ads like this, which was a fun challenge.