Exploration Station

Animation, Illustration
Experiential, Illustration
Experiential, Illustration

Animating a bumper for a TV station centered on travel, science, and discovery

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⁠— 2016

Just whistle while you walk? Bringing adventure to your TV bumper. Exploration Station is a fictional television station focused on travel, science, and discovery. Its programming is intended to be educational, yet fun and accessible to both children and adults alike. I created a quirky and whimsical bumper capturing the overall tone of the station.

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Process
Experiential, Illustration
Experiential, Illustration

Story planning & character design

I created all of the illustrations from simple, basic shapes using primarly rectangles, circles, and lines. The rounded edges and vivid colors were chosen to be friendly and approachable. When creating landscape assets, it was important that the background were rich with visuals. Since the character was going to simply repeat a walking cycle throughout, I need to provide plentiful opportunity for secondary actions which would make the piece engaging.

Final illustrations
Experiential, Illustration
Experiential, Illustration

Style frames

tundra
ocean
space
jungle
Logo design
Experiential, Illustration
Experiential, Illustration

Branding the station

The inspiration for the logo was pretty straightforward. I used a globe icon to represent travel and/or science. I then placed the globe icon within a location icon to convey the concept of bringing discovery to wherever the viewer is. I worked through several interactions in an effort to find the simplest and most versatile glyph.

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