7 Productivity Tips for Designers Medium Article by Kim West
A series of spot illustrations imagined as objects stumbled upon while strolling through a neverending surreal garden - tying graphic elements back to ALTR Studio's brand guidelines and expanding Medium article topics.
Brand Identity, Illustration
Created assets for ALTR Studio's brand-new visual identity. We developed a comprehensive system that would connect with an audience of diverse creatives. Built off a central overarching theme and created a world of elements that could be found in a surreal playground - explored forms and shapes that can be used on an ongoing basis and illustrations that are modular to fit different needs.
The Year of the Water Rabbit
A Lunar New Year-inspired spot illustration. The Year of the Water Rabbit represents peaceful and patient energy. Due to its lack of size and strength, the rabbit uses speed, gentle charm, and cunning wit to attract good luck and fortune, encouraging all of us to keep calm and stay focused. Brains before brawn!
MasterClass: Nas Teaches Hip-Hop and Storytelling
Grammy-winning rapper Nas shares his journey through the evolution of Hip-Hop, breaks down some of his biggest hits, and writes a brand new song in this class. An illustrative approach to visualize his lyrics and story moments - showing details in key areas of focus while maintaining an overall silhouetted look with textural elements.
US Army: The Calling
As a young boy, David dreamt of becoming a soldier but his struggles in school tempted him to give up on his goals. With his dreams on the line he faced a life-changing decision.
Google Wear OS
We teamed up with our friends at Google to showcase the new functionalities of Wear OS smartwatches. These animations were part of an installation at Google IO 2018.
Tencent We Summit
Tencent is the world's largest gaming and social media company with subsidiaries in entertainment, Internet-related services, AI, and tech. Their annual WE Summit event brings together a host of speakers from across the spectrum of science, industry, and academia.
Our theme focused on Janus and the passage of time, a narrative emerged that chronicled scientific discoveries and tools throughout history. The piece takes the audience on a journey through time through the lens of Janus himself. Our process included in-depth research into ancient and modern scientific disciplines as a foundation for our visual storytelling and design.
America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure - This documentary spotlights a community fighting in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating. We reimagined screen-printed posters for themed skate night events that are inclusive of the whole community.
Created spot illustrations for NetSuite's diversity, equity, and inclusion program, an accelerated initiative that aims to empower BIPOC and LGBTQ-owned startups nationwide. This program offers access to mentorship in addition to Netsuite's improved software.
A series of animated screens for NetSuite's SuiteWorld 2022 conference. We wanted to provide high-energy visuals with motion graphics that could speak to every conference attendee personally. Our collaboration included several bespoke pieces: four looping Welcome Screens for the entryways, an atmospheric animation that functions as a screensaver in the lounge area, and a series of illustrations to accompany presentations.
Dave Chapelle "Deep in the Heart of Texas" Main Title
Styleframes, Cel Animation
Collaborated with Elastic TV's design team to create the main title for Dave Chapelle's new stand-up special on Netflix.
New Typeface, Illustration
Custom numbers display type explorations.
Imagined flyer for a Clown workshop with Christopher Bayes at the Pandemonium Studio. A lesson to rediscover your playful spirit - the simple pleasure and ferocious generosity of performance. We will pursue the Clown together in all of its messy and hilarious beauty. It is here that your relationship with all other forms of drama will be enriched by the openness and reckless abandon that the Clown requires.