Gareth O’Brien YG8

  • Current Location: New York, NY
  • Originally From: Wellington, New Zealand

I like to design things, preferably geometric and colourful, and then animate them. It tickles me pink to see something animated nicely. Love it. I grew up in New Zealand and am currently living in New York. I work at Buck as an Associate Creative Director which is a rad job. I can wear jandals to work, and we have a sandwich press which can turn a 7 sandwich into a 10. Pretty sweet.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Smart Car

    This fun wee spot was part of Smart Car's new "Against Dumb" campaign. I designed the initial boards, and then worked quickly designing and animating the spot in a couple of weeks, with a small team at Buck.

    Credits

    Directed by Buck
    Role in Project: Art Direction, Design and Lead Animation

  • Project 2 of 5

    New York Times - Turbine Free Wind Power

    Buck was asked to contribute to the 10th annual Year in Ideas for the New York Times. After talking to some scientists about piezoelectric cells and such, we got busy oscillating.

    Credits

    Directed by Buck
    Role in Project: Art Direction, Design and Lead Animation

  • Project 3 of 5

    Google Voice

    A fun we stop motion spot for the voice feature on the new google chromebook.

    Credits

    Directed by Buck
    Role in Project: Art Direction, Design, Stop Motion and Composite.

  • Project 4 of 5

    Bird Alert

    I made this whimsical identity for my good friends in the band Bird Alert. When I listen to songs like The Weather, I think of the tide coming in and out, washing over my feet as they sink into the sand. I think of hammocks, hand holding and hot dogs. Hence the identity is themed nautically with a pinch of comfort food.

  • Project 5 of 5

    F5 Title Sequence

    A title sequence made for the F5 design conference, which was themed around happiness. For me happiness included a song, a hand painted set and three amazing characters, Sir Basil Myrtle Willoughby, Noodles and Glove. So much fun... if only every job included puppets.

    Credits

    Directed by Buck
    Role in Project: Lead for puppets sections. Art Direction, Script Writing, Set Design, Puppet Design, Puppet Construction and Edit.

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