Animations and Eye Catching Illustrations
Attention, Movement and Interaction
Photographs are powerful when you wish to draw attention towards your web content. But sometimes it's more powerful to choose an illustration or animation to help communicate your message. This page shows a small selection of the illustrations I have made. I primarily draw inInkscape
open-source vector graphics software. I have also created some illustrations inBlender
- a software package for creating 3D graphics and video. I prefer working in the vector graphics format, as SVG files can be scaled infinitely without being pixelated. This makes it possible to create beautiful illustrations that take up very little space. Minimizing the size of the images is something I always prioritize, as modern web development has a lot of focus on page speed optimization. And this undeniably makes large image file sizes problematic. For web animations, my favorite toolset isGSAP
or 'Green Sock Animation Platform'. GSAP is a very popular animation library, that makes it intuitive to create animations that are supported in all modern web browsers. For most animations on this page I used GSAP, as it allows the animations to be interactive and have a higher level of complexity. My imagination truly is the only limiting factor here! The Phone animation on this page was drawn in Inkscape end the different layers in the illustration was then animated with GSAP.