Hi! I’m Alyssa Kalbus and I'm a freelance motion designer and digital artist based in Brooklyn, NY :)
Biodata Sonification (2022)
For my senior project, I decided to create a project that addresses the relationships between physical space, sound, nature, and technology. I showcased this work in June 2022 in a public area where people were able to immerse themselves in the projections and listen to the generated audio.
Destinations (2023) is a collection of generative sketches that I created in TouchDesigner inspired by maps, subway lines, and gentrification. I intend for these sketches to grow and develop into VJ loops and live visuals for artists and events in the near future.
Multidimensional Race (2022)
I collaborated with three other designers to create an experimental music video. Each of us has vastly different skill sets, including generative art, 3D modeling and animation, cel animation, and practical effects, so we each created our own assets and composited them together in After Effects.
Adbusters Logo (2021)
The Adbusters Media Foundation is a media collective that critiques the global political and social landscapes through art, poetry, mock advertisements, and direct action. Because the foundation invested decades in their magazine, I wanted to play with scanography as a way to remember their history in print media.
At the beginning of 2020, Depop optimized the shopping platform for use on the computer. This allowed people to search, buy, and sell their items from their computers, rather than just their phones. My design direction was intended to be a stylized version of a desktop, using features of both Mac and PC interfaces.
Foxy Loxy Logo (2021)
A logo animation designed for Foxy Loxy, a coffee shop, gallery, and Tex-Mex inspired cafe, that uses their iconic sticker design for inspiration. I mimicked the look of cel animation by morphing assets into one another in After Effects, giving it a very fluid, cel look without it being too hand-drawn.
Black Mirror Branding (2021)
A branding toolkit for Netflix's series Black Mirror, consisting of a title sequence, digital billboard, animated Netflix thumbnails, and social media promotions. I took on the roles of designer, animator, compositor, and sound designer for this project.
Girlfriend Collective Logo (2021)
A logo animation designed for Girlfriend Collective, a sustainable clothing brand that focuses on athleisure and lounge wear made out of recycled materials. The design of the animation kept their clean logotype, melting into fous as to evoke the ease of their clothing.
Dinner Party (2021)
A 3D piece using Cinema 4D and Redshift that focused on bringing the kitschy aesthetic of mid-century foods and food photography to life. As the sole animator and designer of the project, I modeled, textured, and lit the environment using Cinema 4D and Redshift, with extra effects and color-grading done in After Effects.
Digital Graffiti 2022
Various projections that I created and contributed to for Digital Graffiti 2022 in Alys Beach Florida. This includes a group piece based on the destruction of the Florida Everglades and two individual pieces that I created using TouchDesigner and light video editing.
A collaborative sculpture and projection inspired by the looming threat of the climate crisis. Making use of the small scale we worked at we were able to use three projectors, focusing on the heavily immersive aspect of the small projection.
CoMotion 2021 & 2022
During my Junior and Senior years at the Savannah College of Art and Design, I had the opportunity to work as a Graphic Designer for CoMotion, an annual student-led and organized conference where industry professionals are able to meet and connect with students.