Collaboration can be hard even when you’re sitting in the same room. So what happens when it has to cross dimensions? We had a chance to find out when It’s Nice That asked digital artists Anny Wang and Tim Söderström to team up with illustrator Klas Ernflo. It’s the latest collaborative experiment in a series that asks artists to team up and create a limited edition poster for the monthly Nicer Tuesdays events in London.
Moving imagery fascinates Kook Ewo, the motion designer behind title sequences in films like Silent Hill (2006) and RBG (2018). He once dabbled in the still world of photography, but he quickly found his passion—and natural talent—in the animated discipline of motion design. He’s worked with some of film’s biggest names, produced a seminal video about his craft, and created the industry’s premiere global event, Motion Plus Design. We chatted with Kook to hear how he got started, and what motivated him to build an international design conference from scratch.
What does it take to create an iconic brand? To find out, we traveled to The Gathering earlier this year to ask marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands how they guided their companies to cult status. While we were there, our Head of Global Brand Marketing, Shane Steele, spoke with Christoph Gorder, President and Chief Global Water Officer at Charity Water, to find out how his non-profit brings their story to life.
If you’ve watched any movies or TV recently, you’ve probably seen motion design in action. Think about the giant red letters in the Stranger Things opening credits, moving together to the pulse of the show’s foreboding theme music. Or recall the sprawling, three-dimensional map that kicks off every episode of Game of Thrones.
How is the grind of modern work life affecting moms and their families? At last year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we were introduced to Daughters of the Evolution, an inspiring event that brings together powerful women and their daughters for a frank, open discussion about the challenges of balancing work life and family life.
Can collaboration be curated? How do artists merge disparate styles to conjure a confluence of ideas they wouldn’t have discovered on their own? Every month, It’s Nice That and Dropbox ask pairs of illustrators to create exclusive posters, together. In March, we went behind the scenes to show how two artists used Dropbox Paper to co-create the monthly poster for Nicer Tuesdays. Today, we want to share insights heard at these events, and reveal how the guest speakers collaborated on recent projects. Here’s what we’ve learned so far.