A looping pixel art visualizer for a local hip-hop artist. Created on a 108x108 pixel grid frame-by-frame in Photoshop, then upscaled to 1080x1080 using "nearest neighbor" interpolation in order to preserve pixel size and sharpness. Small amounts of sub-pixel animation were implemented to improve smoothness and reduce segmentation.

One of four logo animation experiments for Hydro Flask. With this newest iteration, I refined my previous ideas to recreate the feeling of not only filling my Hydro Flask with water, but also using it to fill myself with joy knowing that my drink is the right temperature. Careful emphasis has been placed on the "smile," and the parts of the icon are filled sequentially in three segments rather than having only one water effect applied to the whole thing. Water is the essence of life, and Hydro Flask has become a physical representation of my relationship with the world's healthiest liquid. By extension, this product is a way to express my desire to care for myself and other people. It is much harder to love others when you don't love yourself.

My second-to-last Hydro Flask logo animation, in which I show it in context with the recent slogan "Let's go!" and approach a "drifting" feel with the typography. The gradient represents the continuum between hot and cold drinks. The 3 R's of this animation are relief (mood to be invoked), reusable (intention of both product and branding elements), and reassuring (the reassurance of a properly heated or cooled beverage).

These two are secondary drafts of the above entries. The first has the "Let's go!" slogan added, and the second was before I decided on the hot-cool gradient. 
Here is the animated Hydro Flask logo being applied to a simple motion advertisement. This campaign would be a way to capitalize on the "VSCO Girl" meme while also funding research to help several endangered species of sea turtles!
Another ad concept utilizing the "sk" at the end of "Hydro Flask" to reference the "sksksksksk" comments that are still left on Hydro Flask's Instagram posts to this day! Perhaps we could even sell some scrunchies with this design. Also, there's a cute animated turtle that uses the VSCO logo as its shell and I love it!

Animated logo for a self-care video series created in collaboration with Orange Media Network. Depicts the "ripple effect" of promoting self-care in communities, through which every person benefits and anyone can fill an important role. When you make yourself stronger, healthier, and more compassionate, you are able to offer that energy to others and unlock the potential to do good.

A lyric video + instrumental created to accompany Tierra Whack's legendary XXL Cypher verse, which lacked a backing instrumental. I sampled the beginning of an obscure 1990's Japanese hip-hop song, and put the rest together in Logic Pro X. Then I headed into Premiere Pro and slapped together some fun animations and typography using mostly found imagery. I prioritized internet humor, concise messaging, and  It took a lot of effort to get everything synced and eased up properly! I never got much attention from this but it's one of my proudest creations. I love combining multiple interests into something new.
Short-form rotoscoped music + lyric video. Hand-drawn in Photoshop.  The song is SWIM by BROCKHAMPTON.

Experimental "introduction video" that abstracts my values as a designer. Beat produced by myself in GarageBand, which I have titled "Finals Week" since I made it at the edge of fall term. Contains found footage from adventures, cool Smash Bros. combos I've done, and other interesting phenomena.

Scrapped promotional video for a welcome event at OSU's Asian & Pacific Cultural Center. It could be reused into a general hiring ad. I had a lot of fun doing the motion graphics and creating the soundtrack for this one, it's too bad we didn't push this one out soon enough due to time constraints. You'll get to see my face and hear some thoughts about why I loved this job so much and why I chose it!

End-of-year combo video created to celebrate the Corvallis Smash Bros. community. An exercise in cropping standard-definition footage into a widescreen format, timing actions to music, and giving footage of variable quality a consistent look. I created the "Corvallis Melee" and "Mid-Day Melee" logos seen within. I kicked some butt in the second clip too!

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