In October of last year, artist and motion graphic designer Carlo Vega came to SCAD to conduct a 3-day workshop with the MOME department. Unless you follow motion graphics design, you may not know his name, but you’ve probably seen his work. Vega has done branding for MSNBC, The Today Show, and CMT. His corporate clients include Bacardi, Coca-Cola, Nike, and Best Buy, among many others. I believe around 70-80 motion media undergrad and grad students took part in the workshop, developing 15-second scenes that would be part of a larger, continuous streaming video web site experience: Metamorphosis. As it was October, the theme was Halloween/horror. In my opinion that’s one of the funnest genres to work in, and one I’d never experimented with before.
Based on Carlo Vega’s resume, I was expecting someone loud, outgoing, and imtimidating- as many successful design professionals often are. But he was almost the opposite of that. At first, when we gathered in Monty for the work shop, I didn’t even notice he was in the room, until a friend pointed out who he was. I had just taken him for another student. He seemed nervous as he stood in the front of the room explaining the project and showing us the design boards. “I’ve never done something like this before,” he said.