While my interests have constantly shifted throughout my career, there are a few contemporary independent designers and animators that I continuously seek out for inspiration. One in particular is Impactist, a directing duo based out of Portland, Oregon.
As creators, they don’t limit themselves to visual art, but instead they create original music as well. Each album they produce comes with a handful of simple—yet elegant—visual representations of the beats. Their most recent album, Undercast is Overrated, provides three animations: “Yeah,” “Rooby” and “Fck Kpop 4real.” Each one is super clever and perfectly timed to the music.