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Print in Motion Winner: Thumbtacks

Entry Title: Thumbtacks Design Firm: none (self) Client: Self-Promotion for thumbtacks Creative Director: Melissa Stammer Art Director: Melissa Stammer Voice over: Melissa Stammer Animator: Melissa Stammer Designer: Melissa Stammer Writer: Melissa Stammer Compositing: Melissa Stammer Instructor: Michele Wong

Project description Hi, my name is Melissa Stammer and when I was in high school I was guilty of having a cluttered, yet awesome bedroom wall. Years later, when sitting in my first motion class I was given the object “thumbtack” and told to design a creative animation around that theme. Immediately my mind flashed back to the hundreds of thumbtacks piercing my once bedroom wall and knew where to begin. Countless hours, days, and weeks later “Thumbtacks” the motion graphic was born.

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