A pair of personal projects I’ve done just for fun.
On April 1st, 2023, I challenged myself to create 100 animated designs over the course of 100 days. It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke; My goal was to improve my motion design skills by forcing myself to create something every single day for more than three months. I called these daily projects ‘Postars’ (posters, with a little bit of animated flair).
Over those 100 days I spent an estimated 300 hours in After Effects learning all the tips and tricks I could find, eventually branching out and experimenting with 3D. I learned a ton, and I’m quite proud to say that I accomplished my goal in mid
Below is a small sample of the project - my ten personal favorites. If you’re interested in seeing the other 90 designs, you can find them all on my Instagram!
As someone who grew up during the 2000s, the ‘Y2K’ aesthetic is one I hold near and dear to my heart. My favorite example of this design style is the Windows Media Player, and its many alternate skins. Pulling inspiration from the futuristic, alien designs of these skins, I created a series of media player concepts of my own using a combination of Photoshop and After Effects.
If you’re like me and hold nostalgia for the dreamy, futuristic, and bizarre aesthetics of the 2000s, these may seem very familiar to you.