I'm 25 living in São Paulo, Brazil.
I've studied Industrial Design and then graduated in Publicity in a small city in the south. My thing with motion graphics began in college, in a Internship where I learned how to make my designs move, since then it became my main goal and way of living.
I used to paint an draw since I can remember... Nowadays my job is specifically focused in video, for TV and web. Art direction/storyboards/graphic design and finally animation.
Illustration is a new project I'm excited about.
Where do you work? What do you do there?
I work in a interactive hotshop, in the video department, I'm responsible for the post-production and animation.
I work as freelancer too, doing art direction for video, storyboards, 2D animation, some illustration stuff... I have this new project focusing in hand drawings, that have been concentrating a lot of my inspiration right now, and it's a lot of fun too. I'll let you know in the right time.
How long have you been in this field?
My first real job was in 2004.
What role did (are) you play(ing) in the project?
Thats my personal portfolio. I did almost everything in there (till the web design!).
I had the opportunity to work in partnership with great people changing tasks and ideas. So, sometimes I animate somebodies' design, sometimes someone animates my design... and almost always I do both.
I work a lot alone and online.
Hmm... not good at this. I just got started with an iMac. I luv After Effects and Photoshop.
I like Fireworks for vectors, Maya fur, Combustion particles and tracking...some 3D max for basics...and iTunes.
What are some websites you visit daily?
My Google Reader design and fashion directories
Who's work do you most enjoy?
I like the great Brazilian colors of Adhemas and Nando Costa.
I love complex composition and tons of layers of Radim Malinic, Nigel Evan Dennis and Neil Duerden.
What advice can you share to people just getting into this field?