Motion Design Reel
Planned and shot in-camera in one day. It was an experiment which ended up being used in a documentary film about the man who is speaking in the voice over. Viv has lived in slums for decades to help the poor there, an amazing man.
Easter Campaign 2016
For the Meeting House
desiringGod purpose video
"To date, it’s our most succinct and creative way of saying who we are."
Storyboards: Ben Weeks, Animation: Jorge Canedo Estrada, Soundtrack: John Poon, Voiceover: John Piper
One of many storyboard iterations
Directed the animation unit in this shoot for staples. All of the drawings are on an actual chalk board and were filmed frame by frame. It took us a day to draw everything, the planning and approvals before that took a few weeks.
Typography: Ben Weeks
Director: Hubert Davis
Creative Director: Christina Yu
Editor: Panic & Bob
Lettering for Mozilla. Music John Poon. Animation Director Lillian Chan.
User flow through a selection of content.
My dad was an aviation instructor and Transport Canada airport inspector. As a kid growing up I vividly recall his stories of black box radio exchanges shared with us to reveal the human factors that led to accidents. There is great utility in stoicism as it resists hubris. And yet austerity can be improved by adding cues for human joy, play, and meaning as appropriate.
The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the way we live with technology. This book starts with a look at how UI/UX design flaws led to the Chernobyl disaster. A wall of dials in the safety operations centre buried the story that needed to be understood. A friend almost left engineering until she discovered this book. It gave her a human purpose for all of her learning. She is at MIT now after having led a team of 70 developers (if I recall correctly) at the Teacher’s Pension Fund.
UserOnboarding Teardowns Most new users stop engaging early on if they are confused or bored. This website examines how famous digital products approached these problems by critiquing each screen in the onboarding process.
Jobs To Be Done A first-principles design framework ideal for digital products and services. (Clayton Christensen, Harvard Business School, Professor.) (Thanks: David Gillis, Teehan+Lax Partner, Facebook Design)
On Management: Culture Your decisions affect others. Trust is fundamental for group cohesion. Fascinating insights from the liberation of Haiti and it’s hero Toussaint—who led the only successful slave uprising in history (Ben Horowitz, founder of Andreessen Horowitz)