Ideas Worth Exploring was the theme of Red Hat's 2018 annual Summit conference held in San Franciso, CA. Creative partner Tim Kiernan and I were tasked with creating a conference opening experience that would ignite the imagination of the audience. The visual identity of the event was set in space, which felt grand but also isolating. We needed to portray the endless possibilities of space exploration while preserving the impact and importance of each attendee's role at the conference.
NASA's Voyager Golden Record project encapsulated this sentiment perfectly and lead us to the question — what if all of the amazing open source ideas at the Summit were captured and sent out into space? With this in mind, the idea of the space-traveling turntable was born.
I'm a visual designer, sort of. I specialize in 3D motion design, but leaving my comfort zone and learning new skills is my passion. Throughout my career I've found myself working on a range of different projects like creating an employment branding strategy for a global brand to filming medieval vikings in the snowy mountains of Utah.
These days, I'm busy hanging out with my daughter and making animations from my home studio in Raleigh, North Carolina.