Background.

AAriel Hart is an Art Director specializing in animation and illustration. Her work focuses on team-building, education and the individual growth of artists. In her personal work, she's seeking the intersection of imaginary products and genuine brand marketing. With a preferred medium of GIF (hard G), she considers social media an artist's statement and living will. Living and working in LA, Ariel is filling an apartment with plants, battling anxiety, always in love and open to freelance projects.

Experience.

  • New Endeavor

    January - Current

    Art Director, Animation - Freelance

    Shifting to television production, animation curation and advising on animation capabilities for project. Open to art direction, illustration and animation gigs starting May 13, 2019.

  • 6 Months

    2018

    Art Director, Animation - ATTN:

    I'm working to elevate the animation offering and create a flexible in-house team to support a wide range of media projects.

  • 5 Years

    2014-18

    Art Director - McBeard > Fullscreen

    I built a team of motion graphic designers, editors, and illustrators in social media content creation and made sure we created the right video content for big brands including Fox, Sony, Disney, Netflix, Mattel and Coca-cola.

  • 1 Year

    2013-14

    Motion Graphic Designer - McBeard

    Executing and troubleshooting GIFs/micro-videos for all social platforms on tight timelines.

  • 3 Years

    2010-13

    Freelance

    I consulted and animated independent motion graphics work for Justin Timberlake, Machinima, NBC, Comedy Central, and more.

  • ++++
    7 Years

    2003-10

    Education

    2010 — MFA, Experimental Animation,The California Institute of the Arts
    United Plankton Animation Scholarship
    2007 — BFA, Animation, The Kansas City Art Institute
    KCAI Merit Award Scholarship
    Dean’s List

FUN FACTS.

2017
Logo - Class of 1986

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CURRENT VOLUNTEERING
Fountain Community Gardens

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a@arielhart.com
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