Background.

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 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, Ariel is filling an apartment with plants, battling anxiety, in love and open to freelance.

After Effects95%
Team Leadership80%
Traditional Animation80%
Illustration60%

Experience.

  • New Endeavor

    2018-Current

    Freelance

    Open and interested in a range of projects from design to animation; pin design to game design. Let's connect.

  • 2 Years

    2016-18

    Art Director - Fullscreen

    I continued to grow and support a central team serving the social agency's clients.

  • 2 Years

    2014-16

    Art Director - McBeard

    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, 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

Logo - CCTV

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