A collection of recently created projects. This reel includes a lot of client work plus a few animations that were made just for fun.
Reel 2018 - JD Stephenson
The Journey (Senior Thesis)
“The Journey” shows the impact of motion graphics in telling stories. Having a disability can have both positive and negative consequences. Laws have been increased to protect the disabled from work, or interact with students, coworkers, or other family members. Those who have a disability are less likely to pursue a creative career because of stereotypes.
“The Journey” is a Claymation animation that centers around a disabled rat named Jimmy. Jimmy firmly believes he can pursue a career as a graphic designer even though he is missing his hand. It’s targeted for children, ages 10 – 18 who have a desire to pursue a goal or career that seems almost out of reach because of their disability. The entire set as well as characters were made by hand.
The use of Claymation and motion graphics tells a story to allow the disabled to dream. Claymation requires problem solving skills, hands-on creativity, and creative writing. “The Journey” is based on personal experience about overcoming life’s challenges even if your family or friends are not standing with you. It challenges stereotypes of being disabled – that you can succeed if you put your heart, mind, and soul into your dream. Even though you have a disability, the disability does not have to limit or define you.
PaperMade Paper Fashion Bill Cunningham Tribute (2018)
Cara Delevingne (2018)
Tom Ford (2018)
What I think is particularly interesting about immigration to the U.S. is that each “wave” coming in from a particular country has a story behind it. There are plenty of dark spots on United States’ history, but the role it has played as a sanctuary for troubled people across the world is a history we feel very proud to be a part of.
Modular Typeface Installation
Typeface design project- Design your own custom, modular font based on a single grid and shapes. Using your custom typeface. I chose to make bread.
MODULAR TYPEFACE INSTALLATION
At the end of the day, anywhere is suited for street photography and it is up to you to find the subject, compose and create the image. Do not be afraid to point your camera and snap away..