Adobe After Effects
3D Motion

Each year, Adobe commissions artists from a variety of disciplines and styles to show off the power of Creative Cloud by producing custom artwork to represent each product.

Our brief was to create an artwork that would be used as the Splash Screen for the new version of After Effects, showcasing our creative skills using Adobe's creative tools.
This image is displayed every time the application is launched, being seen by millions of users all over the world, every single day.

As part of the brief, we also produced a short, expressive animation to compliment the Splash Screen artwork, demonstrating the power of After Effects and its features through animation.

This piece is bright, positive and colourful, celebrating the art of motion design, and inspiring users to explore After Effects and Creative Cloud.
Client — Adobe
Animation Studio — Never Sit Still
Sound Design —
 Smith & Western
Studio Director — Mike Tosetto
Project Lead — Zoe Crocker
Design/Animation, Lead 3D — John Grist
Design/Animation — Mel Webster
Design — Ben Walker
Illustration/Cel Animation — Nancy Li 
Producer — Sharon Lim, Darcy Green

Selected shots from the splash animation.
After Effects 2022 splash screen in situ.

ABOVE: Select clips from process reel
Original concept sketches
Core concept sketches + colour blocking
Skater footage testing/sketching

Storyboards for the final splash animation.

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Mike Tosetto