Carly Johnson: Rookies 2020
Hi! I’m Carly, & I’m a motion designer. I’m currently improving my skills at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Here is a collection of my work from the past year. I hope you enjoy!
What is Motion Graphics?
Motion Graphics is often a bit difficult to explain due to its versatility as a discipline. Due to its complex nature, I created an infographic to facilitate the process of describing what Motion Design is and showcase a few of the many ways our field is used.
National Sandwich Day
Inspired by Google Doodles, I chose to commemorate National Sandwich Day with a stop motion animation. Each sandwich is handmade out of paper/cardboard. Google’s colors are incorporated in the backgrounds of each design, sequentially representing each letter of the logo.
Google Doodle Origins
On August 30, 1998, Google founders Larry and Sergey designed the very first “Google Doodle” for the Burning Man festival, intended to convey that the founders were out of the office. The concept of a “Google Doodle” originated from this design. To date, the Google team has created over 4,000 doodles that celebrate holidays, people, inventions, and events.
Doodle 4 Google
Each year since 2008, Google has hosted a competition called “Doodle 4 Google” for K-12 students. The winning designers receive prizes ranging from a feature on Google.com to a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit, a trip to Google headquarters, a celebratory assembly at their school, and more.
Ashes in the Snow
Fifteen-year-old Lina is a Lithuanian girl living an ordinary life -- until Soviet officers invade her home and tear her family apart. Separated from her father and forced onto a crowded train, Lina, her mother, and her young brother make their way to a Siberian work camp, where they are forced to fight for their lives. Lina finds comfort in her art, documenting these events by drawing. Risking everything, she embeds clues in her drawings of their location and secretly passes them along, hoping her drawings will make their way to her father’s prison camp. But will strength, love, and hope be enough for Lina and her family to survive?
Book Covers & Film Poster
About 300,000 people from Lithuania were deported or imprisoned in labour camps during the Soviet occupations in 1940–1941 and 1944–1990.
Stalin’s plan called for the deportation of all those in the following categories and their families:
All the members of the former governments, higher state officials, judges, and military personnel, former politicians, members of voluntary state defense organizations and student organizations, persons having actively participated in anti-Soviet armed combat, Russian émigrés, security police officers and police officers, representatives of foreign companies and in general all people having contacts abroad, entrepreneurs and bankers, clergymen, members of the Red Cross
In Estonia alone, over 7,000 women, children and elderly people were among the deported. More than 25% of all the people deported in June 1941 were minors (under 16 years of age). Fewer than half returned alive.
“Have you ever wondered what a human life is worth? That morning, my brother’s was worth a pocket watch.”
“Was it harder to die, or harder to be the one who survived?”
“You stand for what is right, Lina, without the expectation of gratitude or reward.”
“Evil will rule until good men or women choose to act.”
“A newborn. The child had been alive only minutes but was already considered a criminal by the Soviets.”
“Just as I would swing into the abyss of hopelessness, the pendulum would swing back with some small goodness.”
“Munch. I would recognize his art anywhere. And Papa would recognize mine.”
The Holiday Season
I created a series of stop motion animations for the holiday season using a variety of materials including cupcakes, paper, and felt.
Hercules: Design Board
The Concept & Storyboard
Following the story of Hercules, this type-driven design board showcases several of the key labors Hercules faced on his journey. This title sequence is developed in a tactile manner to reflect the human-made nature of this timeless myth.
Moleskine Smart Writing System: Design Board
Introducing Moleskine's Smart Writing Set Ellipse: an instant-access kit containing the Pen+ Ellipse smart pen and a Large Ruled Paper Tablet with special Ncoded paper. Together with the Moleskine Notes App, these smart tools allow your handwritten notes and thoughts to travel off the page and evolve on screen in real time. Simply write on the pages of the Paper Tablet with the Pen+ Ellipse for instantly-digitized notes that can be edited, transcribed, organized and shared on your device of choice.
Research & Development
Thumbnails & Storyboard
Thank you so much for taking the time to review my projects! To view more of my work and process, please visit: https://www.carlyjohnsonart.com/
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