Last fall I created animations for ‘The Way We Work’, which is a new series from TED. This episode, hosted by Wendy De La Rosa, discusses ways to trick yourself into making better spending decisions.
It was a pleasure to collaborate with illustrator Karen Ko on the designs for this episode. Below are the animated sequences in gif form; keep scrolling for process work.
After receiving the script from TED, I sketched out greyscale storyboards for an animatic. The rough ideas in these frames ended up carrying through to the final images in some cases; in others, the shots were cut or the imagery re-imagined. Next came illustrations created by Karen.
From there, the animation started to take shape. Everything for this episode was animated in After Effects, using mainly core tools in addition to Duik Bassel.
Thank you to Karen for the beautiful illustration work, and thank you TED for working with me on this one.