A collection of my creative work done during my time at Ringling College.
Autism Thesis WIP
Autism is the one of the fastest growing serious developmental disabilities today. However it remains one of the most misunderstood and tabooed issues in many cultures around the globe.
The purpose of this piece is to give a new perspective to this condition, and show life through the eyes of autism.
Our wish is to create an animation that not only will serve to inform, but inspire a positive change in the way people behave and interact towards those with autism.
Because autism has such a broad spectrum of , we have chosen to represent one of the most extreme cases of autism. Life through the eyes of a child who is non verbal, and their constant struggle to cope with the world around her.
The piece will be showcased in 1st person perspective, combining the use of animation with live action, integrating 3d elements, along with 2d and cell animation.
a sneak peek at the live action footage
a sneak peek at the live action footage
To keep myself busy these holidays, I've started a personal design marathon, creating one design per day during my holiday break. Exploring the use of colors and shapes to create interesting compositions.
I was asked to create an ID for the ART Network, a television network for Ringling College of Art and Design to showcase student's work, as well as its artistic environment.
I chose to represent not only the artistic aspect of the network but also the creative eye of the students at Ringling College, through the use of a kaleidoscope that gives the piece a sense of wonder and intrigue.
Whitaker Peace Initiative
Animation created to promote Peace Earth Foundation. A nonprofit organization with an international scope and reach, founded by Forest Whitaker, to help societies affected by conflicts and violence transform into safe and productive communities.
Our approach? Create an ancient tail of how three voices combined their powers for the greater good and achieved peace. Inviting the viewer to join the quest for peace together with Peace Earth Foundation and UNESCO.
Triumvirate for Peace
Concept: Marisa Fernandez, Javier Aparente, Stephanie Choza Macre Art Direction and Animation: Javier Aparente and Marisa Fernandez Illustration: Natalie Andrewson Script: Lisa Moody, Ringling College Faculty Member Voice Over: Forest Whitaker Voice Over Recording: Sonic Magic Music Composition: Joe Granato, Ringling College Design Center Logo Design: Ani Simpson and Stephanie Choza Macre
Title sequence created for a fictitious television show encompassing mental health. Staring the mental disorders themselves, these tittles look to express and represent the meaning of each disorder in a somewhat abstract way.
Mania Title Sequence
We were asked to Design and animate a 30 second trailer for the 2012 Sarasota Film Festival.
This year's theme was the topic of "Why I Love Film" . Representing sarasota as a creative and artistic environment.
With this in mind, my aim was to highlight the unique aspects of Sarasota as a city, as well as a creative and intellectual environment through the use of metaphors and visual analogies.
Mtv "This is How I made it" package
Show Open for Mtv's new show "This is how I made it". A show about the journey of various artists and how they made it in the music industry.
Concept Follow our anonymous and multifacted individual through his story of trying,failing, fighting and achieving success. This is the story of how I made it. The story of every-thing that I left behind and gained along the way.
The driving element of our project is a plain T-shirt that a character wears in all the frames. The environment behind is handrawn animation that changes showing the different stages of the individuals story of success.
ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity working worldwide to help families who have been victims of disasters, by providing them with shelter and the necessary elements to begin reconstructing their lives.
Emily Sperling, The director of ShelterBox USA was invited to speak at TEDx Sarasota on October 2014. My role was to create an animation that introduced her, and expressed the philosophy of the company in an interesting way.
Nomad Restaurant Branding
We were asked to design the identity for a new fictional restaurant featuring a fusion of Levantine and Chinese cuisine.
We chose to go to the primitive times of each, and found that both had been nomad cultures at different points in history. We chose to marry both cultures by creating a mobile restaurant that would stay faithful to the ways of the nomadic life style.
The Final Logo on business cards. A symbolic representation of the marriage between the two cultures.
The packaging is inspired on the notion that materials used by Nomadic cultures, were created from elements that were easily found in the environments that surround them.
Nomadic tribes rely heavily on nature for raw materials, for this reason we chose to construct our packaging out of leaves, an easily attainable material for them. Leaves can be found in almost any environment and are quickly disposed of.
Complete Nomad Branding
The website nomad.com, is meant to inform guests and enthusiasts about the restaurant and its current location.