When I worked at a design firm that specialized in graphic design animation and motion graphic design (the sort of thing that animators might make for a film, or a video game, or for an art installation), the clients always loved our animations.
We had something like five or six animated videos per month, and they were all awesome.
I had to watch every one of them, and every one was cool.
But what made us stand out, I guess, was that we were the only ones making them.
The rest of the companies in our industry weren’t.
“Graphic design is not the place to make the most awesome stuff,” my colleague said to me, and I told him that was true.
I didn’t think about it that way.
We just did the best that we could.
And now I have a job.
What started out as a simple idea about how to make animated GIFs has turned into a real-world career.
“What do you mean by a graphic designer?”
I asked, a few months ago.
I’d been working with a graphic design company that did motion graphics.
I was doing a motion graphics project in the early days of digital animation, so it was nice to have a partner who could help me.
I asked if we could do animation and video on the same day, and my colleague agreed.
It was a very small team and I was lucky to work with someone who had done motion graphics work before.
We were working on a project called “Walking on the Moon,” a film that was supposed to have the greatest effects and graphics ever seen.
We’d built the animation around the characters from the film.
We wanted to show that the animation was real, and it was very challenging.
We started by creating a virtual world that was a little bit like a computer animation that was used to create the CGI effects.
After a few days of working on the game, the graphics team was having problems.
The graphics guys were saying that the game wasn’t working properly, and that we needed to switch to a new engine.
“Do you want to work on something like that?”
I said, and we switched to the Unreal engine.
This was a big leap forward.
The team had been working on motion graphics for a while and knew that it would be easier to work from scratch if we didn’t have to worry about anything technical.
But the graphics guys also wanted to make sure that we got the right tools, so they gave us a set of tools.
And that set of resources was one of the best parts of this project.
For the first time, we had a set-up that we all knew how to use.
We could just use the tools we already had to make our projects.
And we were able to get the job done.
But then, I got an email that said, “Your project is now canceled.
You can’t do anything with it.”
I thought to myself, “Wait a minute.
What are they saying?”
I called my colleague.
He was in another department.
“No, it’s fine.
You’ll just have to do the work in another part of the company,” he said.
“OK, well, if you want the job, you have to say yes.
But you’ll need to sign the contract,” I told the person at the top of the email.
“If you say yes, we’ll make it easy for you to do that,” he replied.
We decided to switch jobs.
I’ve worked for a bunch of companies in my career, but this was the first company I’ve been at where I was not working with the same people every day.
I started out at a different company and got to work at a completely different one for three months.
“We’re going to make you do this work in an environment that is not exactly like this,” the person told me.
He asked me to do a lot of work that was not necessarily related to graphics.
“But we’ll be happy to take a break,” I said.
I got a little nervous and started doing the work that I thought was related to what I did as a graphic artist.
“Can I come work here?
I can work here.”
The next day, I walked into the office and I started working in the main room of the building, where we’d do the final art and the layout.
It’s an old building in a trendy part of town that had been converted into a coffee shop.
There were only a couple of people in the building.
I looked around and saw that we had one of our colleagues, the artist and animator, here to work.
We walked into his office and he greeted me.
“Hi, I’m David.”
I said that I was David.
“And this is your co-worker.
She’s in the second floor, but she should be able to work here,” he told me, looking at me in his big