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Ashley Berry

BFA - Creative Technology

A Study of Moving Portraits

 

There’s something special about learning and digesting information in a succinct way – no clutter, no fluff, just straight to the point. I discovered this in my love for short stories and their concise language, and I have translated it into my illustration style. I am a designer and motion graphics animator who is captivated and driven by efficient storytelling and minimalist design.

 

I constantly find myself in situations where I am figuring out how to piece things together. In constructing my solutions, I truly believe less is more. Straightforward and concise work grabs your attention and doesn’t leave room for a dull or confusing moment. Therefore, I consistently use simple, hard-edged, lines and shapes that together represent a unique narrative. 

 

My most recent piece of work is focused around the theme of individuality and is made up of a series of short, looping, animated portraits of three individuals. Working in Adobe Photoshop, I am using linework to convey aspects of individuals’ personalities through facial expressions, movements, and mannerisms. With the least amount of lines possible, I wanted to illustrate expressions in which the lines themselves hold movement, without needing anything “extra.” Because the animation is digitally hand drawn, each frame is as unique as the individual being portrayed.

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