Film Design

Many of the drawings below are explorations in abstract film design from my time in the Animation Summer Residency at CalArts. Taking prompts from our professor Pixote Hunt, we used emotions, feelings, and some tangible concepts to create spaces with depth, darks and lights, and an overall tone that needed to be accessible to a wide audience. Pixote taught us that above all your work must be readable because film is such a quick medium that a space, character, and story need to be understood within a single frame. Using this knowledge, I have continued to push what it means to create a landscape and story that has tone and legibility to make the best possible designs that I can.

“Jekyll and Hyde” 2019, final charcoal drawing exploring the “good and evil” of this classic Victorian tale