Ariel Hart is an animator and illustrator whose work balances imaginary products and genuine social marketing. With a preferred medium of GIF (hard G), Ariel considers social media an artist's statement and living will. Ariel is a vegetarian who is passionate about LGBTQ+, intersectional feminism, death acceptance/education and empathetic leadership. Living and working in LA.
January - Current
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.
I'm working to elevate the animation offering and create a flexible in-house team to support a wide range of media projects.
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.
Executing and troubleshooting GIFs/micro-videos for all social platforms on tight timelines.
I consulted and animated independent motion graphics work for Justin Timberlake, Machinima, NBC, Comedy Central, and more.
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