I'm current freelancing for Atlantic Records in their Digital Media department. I've created a few "New Music Friday" animations for their Instagram to promote newly released music.
Here's a collection of animations used to promote music for Big Beat Records (some created in collaboration with other designers at Atlantic Records)
The eScape Deluxe is a virtual reality staycation helmet invented to free you from your boring life. Now, you don't even have to get off your sofa to go on vacation.
Director Cat Owens
Art Director Cat Owens
Copywriter Cat Owens & Ian Kelley
Editor / Animator Cat Owens
Cinematographer Cat Owens & Jonah Hill
Actor (Consumer) Brent Bruckner
Actor (Saleswoman) Caitlyn Hefner
A typeface I designed inspired by the infamous "Super S" seen in middles schoolers notebooks.
CLICK THE PHONE to see the MUZE app in action. MUZE is an augmented reality music app that brings a virtual dimensionality to physical music products. When users point their camera at album artwork, the MUZE App will begin tracking the artwork and will generate a unique animation or video, while playing songs from that album they are holding.
MUZE’s augmented reality technology creates an easy way for people to discover new music. MUZE will revive physical music products, such as vinyls and other merchandise by creating sharable digital content tied to the physical product.
I animated graphics on Portugal The Man's "Feel It Still" Music video for Atlantic Records to promote upcoming concerts and their new album. All Rights Reserved to Warner Music Group.
I animated this album artwork created by another artist to use as a visualizer for Death Cab's song "The Concept." All Rights Reserved to Atlantic Records.
A collage of portraits of porn stars from vintage porn magazines printed on a risograph.
A series of satirical travel posters for Las Vegas
Poster Design: A modern take on a victorian play A Doll's House.
I created and modeled in this video ad created to promote Hip Hop artist Lil Uzi's merchandise and online store-in collaboration with Jordan Chalmers at Atlantic Records. All rights reserved to Warner Music Group.
CLICK THE FIRST WEB PAGE to see website in action. The Bark to Bones website design functions as an interactive illustration, transporting the user to this piece of pet heaven, where their pet will soon rest. This brand caters to the wealthy, pet-obsessed families who would leave a large chunk of their fortune to their beloved pet if they had past away before it did. Bark to Bones provides an outlet for these pet lovers to aid their excessive grief by pouring thousands of dollars into their dead family member from golden hour-glass urns to pyramid mausoleums.
This graphic design assignment was to study the Kennedy family and brand a company based on some aspect of the life of any Kennedy family member. I chose Jacqueline Kennedy (aka "Jackie O") and created a satirical, 60's style cereal brand commenting on her life events.
The seemingly fun and playful front of the Jackie Oh's cereal box actually displays Jackie in her famous blood-stained pink Chanel suit (the suit she wore the day JFK was shot). She is screaming in fear as Lee Harvey Oswald shoots a bullet into the cereal bowl from the side of the box. The box includes one candy version of Kennedy's 1,200 secret Cuban cigars, that he purchased right before signing the 1962 trade embargo. On the backside of the box, consumers can find the hidden objects in the white house. These things include a Soviet Missile, JFK and his mistress, Lee Harvey Oswald's Rifle, and many more. The answer sheet to this game is also included inside of the box.
Although many consider JFK to be one of the greatest presidents America has every seen, he clearly wasn't all that perfect.
This instructional book shows by doing. Here I have consciously preformed the opposite of what graphic designers are supposed to do, from breaking the grid, and kerning horrible, to binding the book on the wrong side. Breaking all of the rules of graphic design allows the reader of the manual to clearly see the importance of graphic design: how heirarchy, color and font choice are all important to clearly communicate ideas.
Here I created a Visualizer for Coast Modern's song "Dive." You can find it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UUC8-hErZ4
This gin is branded based on a town where I grew up: Westlake Village, California. I branded this as an organic gin, infused with locally grown lemons and limes to capture the refreshing spirit of the Westlake Village Lake, and to appeal to the typically health conscious California crowd.
I created an amenity kit for the W Hotel Beverly Hills. Each guest will receive 5 Beverly hills themed gifts in this portable, compact kit so guests could reuse for personal use.
A short, funny, sarcastic A to Z book teaching little girls "How to be a Lady." Really a novelty book exposing society's view on how a woman should behave.
scroll down to read the book.
A book or Georges & gorges. 4 color print on a risograph
Kinetic Type Animation / Experiment
Song: Disciples by Captain Murphy
Footage: Free stock footage, Mad Tv & Jonestown Documentary.
A short character animation I created in After Effects and Illustrator. (may or may not be a self portrait)
This is a current event poster representing how Playboy is covering up its models and will no longer be showing fully nude women in its magazines
Subtly offensive poster series displaying corruption in the Catholic Church
This animation represents the feeling of experiencing Sleep Paralysis: basically is seems as thought your mind is awake while your bodyis asleep and paralyzed. A lot of the time people hallucinate.
Here I animated this still from The Shining and inserted the painting The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli.
This painting has been said to represent sleep paralysis, as a lot of the time it feels as though a demon is sitting on your chest. In this animation the person experiencing sleep paralysis hallucinates the demon jumping out of the painting and onto his chest.
CLICK THE COMPUTER to watch a user experience part of the site
I created a fake organization, Mesmerize Records, and developed their branding and website. the website sits in this seemingly 3 dimensional space to emulate the immersive, captivating nature of the music featured on the site.
At Mesmerize Records, we hand pick artists and curate a myriad of hypnotic playlists, anywhere from ambient to aggressively trance-inducing. These mesmerizing sounds will enrich any atmosphere and can even alter the listeners mood.
We find unique, independent, electronic artists from all around the world who have mastered the art of manipulating, mixing, and distorting sounds. We have generated a special software to read sound waves in music libraries all over the internet, creating smooth, seamless playlists that fluidly curate ambient house music. (Album artwork borrowed from various bands)
A series of photographic icons designed to represent different aspects of my personality. I chose the egg to represent me in the most simple form and then explore the possibilities.
A short transparent book with a colorful abstract narrative
A self portrait of me in my room climbing & running amok on my things made in photoshop
A short animation of a computer user typing "My Grandma" into a search engine. She then explores a stock photo warehouse to find the perfect image. Here I created a 3D space from one still image in Adobe After Effects.
A mock advertisement for Fun Dip targeting adults
When my brain is fried and i need a creative boost, I feed my mind with a secret ingredient: coffee
This Lucky Lady attends Saratoga Race Course every weekend sporting her apple embellished fascinator for good luck. Before every race she picks the reddest apples for her hat from the local Saratoga Springs orchard to ensure her horse wins the race.