Whether in a hostel or hotel – every guest wants to feel comfortable in their temporary home. “Check-in energy efficiency” is a programm by dena (Deutsche Energie-Agentur) to show that comfort and climate protection can go hand-in-hand.
The two films are about the exact same idea but one is for hotels and the other for hostels or inns.
Visual Development and Animation: Carolina Buzio Agency
It feels nice when you can have a project where everything is up to you: text, storyboard, character design and animation… but it feels even better when it is for a good cause.
Guinea-Bissau is a Portuguese ex-colony, and its GDP per capita is one of the lowest in the world. Its Human Development Index is just as bad. More than two-thirds of the population lives below the poverty line… so it’s not surprising that most girls there do not have a proper access to education: most of the times (72% of the times!) they cannot even go to school since they are supposed to help their parents at home (or husband, since 37% of them get married before the age of 18).
A huge thank you goes to Ricardo Bessa for organising it and making that amazing cover with all the characters drawn by him (you should totally check his portfolio, his sense of layout, story and colour is impressive!).
…and this is the part where I shamefully admit it has been out for (caham) almost a month now. It even got mentioned in P3 (a branch from the portuguese newspaper Público) when it happened.
Oh, and if you’d like to read a bit more about the development of this character check my old post about it.
I’m excited to announce I did the cover for a magazine that just launched, ViewPoints BCN!
This first illustration you see here is the one used for the online version (see it being used here) and the printed version (has a different layout) was published inside Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.
Seems like everything is starting to calm down a bit around here, and I have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to sharing the projects that are out!
Let’s start with this one that I showed you in my last post, the visual development for a “Pingo Doce” (supermarket chain in Portugal) commercial. The concept was “Nature says thank you (the word “Obrigado” in Portuguese) for using bio cleaning products”. Most of the ideas and animals to be used had already been decided but I got to play around with layouts, colours and textures to develop a style that was cute and sweet.