Whenever somebody asks me what it is exactly that I do, I often find myself struggling to find the right way to describe it. I joke and say “I make things move” which 100% of the time returns a strange look. Motion Graphics is, to put it (very) simply, taking the practice of graphic design and ‘making it move’ through animation. The thing is, we see it every day in hundreds of different forms, whether this be in television adverts, title sequences, animations or in apps.
Originally wanting to go into character illustration, I was very influenced by illustrator Jared Nickerson, whom a lot of my college work was based around. Then one day a family friend said to me “Ben, you’ve got to see this program called After Effects! It’s amazing” and proceeded to show me some examples of work. At the time, I put it to the back of my mind, it wasn’t until I was in my final project of my Art Foundation that I actually explored the idea of moving the graphics that I was creating. 4 years later and I have a degree in BA Motion Graphics from Ravensbourne and can’t get enough of it.