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Sep 6, 2017

C4D Animation Experiments

So this summer I started learning a bit about Cinema 4D, and after doing many tutorials I experimented with some of my own random things. I decided to post them here so that I can track my progress if I keep learning it throughout the future! Keep in mind I didn't actually sculpt any of these models themselves, they were all free to download online.

Sep 3, 2017

An update on the life of Dori

Portrait of Dorota Pankowska Hi guys.
I've been a bit quiet lately! You might have gotten some blurbs into my life by following my tweets, but other than that I'd like to fill you in.

In late 2015 I moved to Paris for a new job. Moving abroad alone to a country whose language you don't speak isn't easy!

To read a bit about the experience, check out this interview from earlier this year on Format Magazine titled Why This Art Director Moved To Paris.

Paris was a lot of different things! The culture shock was way bigger than I expected. There were ups and downs, some things that I loved, many things that I hated. All in all, I had a lot of experiences that I'll hold dear to me. But you might have noticed I didn't do a lot of creative projects while I was there. There are many factors that contributed to that, and in the end I decided to follow my desire of wanting to return to Toronto to catch up on some personal projects while taking a break from a real job.

So that's what I did. I've been back in Canada since May, and getting settled into a whole new life all over again took a lot of energy, but I feel as though I'm finally catching up to where I want to be.

So here's to new beginnings (yet again!).

Aug 30, 2017

Blank Business Card - The simplest business card in the world?

Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card behind the scenes. Blank business card behind the scenes. Blank business card behind the scenes. Blank business card behind the scenes. Following my tradition of creating original business cards, this time I created the world's simplest business card, because it's completely blank! But don't worry, there is some information there. If you're bright enough, you'll figure it out. ;)

The business card reveals information when you look at it through a bright light.

It's made from 3 layers of cardstock, and the one in the middle contains a laser cut stencil that allows the light to pass through. Big thanks to Toronto Laser Services for helping me bring this idea to life just the way I imagined, and working through the problems along the way.

Aug 25, 2017

Lost in Translation.

Remaking film stills from Lost in Translation at Park Hyatt in Tokyo
I had the opportunity to take a trip to Tokyo earlier this year and it was my favourite thing ever. I've always been fascinated by that place but the real thing was beyond what I imagined. When I stayed at the Park Hyatt hotel, we picked out a couple of stills from the Lost in Translation movie that was filmed there and we attempted to recreate them. The film stills are on the left and our shots are on the right.

Aug 20, 2017

Living in Paris.

Dori Dior Living in Paris Here are some of my favourite photographs from my life in Paris.

 
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