Awesome Kinetic Typography

So before you all judge me for posting something Family Guy-related on my super swanky blog, just watch this. I’m obsessed with typography. Especially when it moves. But it has to be good. I mean, really REALLY good. It’s not enough just to make words move and look sort of cool. It has to make sense, and it has to enhance the experience of reading/watching it. Not to be a type snob, but there are a lot of kinetic typography videos out there that really stink. Which sucks, because there’s SOOO much you can do with words! Words are fantastic! Wonderful! Beautiful! So give them the love they deserve, and make them look awesome!

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I’ve started work on the website I’m designing for Inkululeko, but I have a long road ahead of me. I’ve been looking at a lot of non-profit websites for inspiration, especially since I think that’s the direction I’d like to go in career-wise. My all-time favorite – for their mission and productivity, along with their beautifully-design website – is charity: water. Check it out:

Awesome, right?! I hope I can do something like that someday.

I’ve also been hitting up this website for lots of inspiration:

Some of the best designs for non-profit websites. I didn’t know there were so many! I’m trying to incorporate all of the elements that I think would be most beneficial to conveying the right message. Hopefully I’ll have some designs to post pretty soon.

Interweb Inspiration

Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise

This still gets me every time. The song and the video are both so beautiful. It must have taken forever to design and film. One of my all time favorites for the artwork and the lyrics.

“Decide what to be, and go be it.”


Yes, it’s official: I’ve succumbed to the will of Newhouse career advisers who champion social media like it’s the greatest thing since canned artichoke hearts. So here I am. This is a place for me to show what I’ve been up to out there in the tundra of central New York, and to share what inspires me. Also a means of motivating myself to find inspiration, and to design more in my free time. So here we go.

But regardless, I’d still go for canned artichoke hearts any day. Or “carciofi,” as we called them in Italy.