I designed and animated two logo end tags for business data provider Thomson Reuters as a part of their rebranding (led by Interbrand). The end tags were later adapted for use on the large outdoor video displays mounted on the Thomson Reuters building in Times Square. I worked on this project while at award-winning design […]
Ralph Rocks was Polo Ralph Lauren’s fragrance for the young female demographic. I animated this piece, which was designed for use within a website interface. I worked on this project while at award-winning design studio Freestyle Collective (now merged with Nice Shoes).
I animated the logo end tag for Samsung’s K5 mp3 player, which features built-in speakers. I worked on this project while at award-winning design studio Freestyle Collective (now merged with Nice Shoes).
Motionographer: “I think what’s happening now is about elements going from one medium to the other…interactive is borrowing from broadcast.”
Post Magazine: “His design work includes the branding of various programs…notably ABC’s ‘Peter Jennings’ Up in Smoke’…Tanabe is skilled in a range of visual, audio and Web software tools.”
PromaxBDA: “We took a closer look at other brands that aimed at an upscale market and researched what they were doing. We realized restraint was the name of the game.”
I designed and animated this promo for South Park on Comedy Central. The eggs are real eggs which I “blew” hollow, then “hatched” against a green screen using an unfolded paper clip. I worked on this project while at award-winning design studio Freestyle Collective (now merged with Nice Shoes).
Apple: “’The Mac gives us the freedom to experiment.’ Ken Tanabe, a designer-animator at Freestyle, says. ‘We can try a billion versions of an idea, see the strongest, and give our clients the best options.’”
BET J is a sub-brand of Viacom’s BET network. It focused on jazz, Caribbean, R&B, and other genres as an alternative to BET for a higher age bracket. I designed and animated a series of IDs and logo animations. I also created their style guide and a toolkit of elements for menus, credits, lower thirds, […]
I created several pieces of promotional merchandise while I was a full-time senior designer/animator at Freestyle Collective, including a t-shirt and a pint glass. The glass includes custom typography, which was also applied to the other glasses in the set (which correspond to the RGB color channels, plus the alpha channel). Freestyle Collective has since […]
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