Blinkist

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Hi there!

First of all, my favorite book-in-blinks is Deep Work by Cal Newport. I care about doing good work and modern technology often seems purpose-built to prevent us from doing it. Cal’s book is a brilliant reminder to simply focus on what we care about and to treat our attention as a valuable, limited commodity.

And because I care about doing good work, I’d love to come on board the Blinkist team and help share your story. Your insight & mission are both incredibly compelling and so simple. I described it to a friend as ‘15 minutes of Yuval Harari versus 15 minutes of Jelly Splash.” As a longtime Instapaper & Longreads reader, I’d be thrilled to work with you all.

I’m an art director, designer & animator working mostly in advertising & motion grapics. I’ve worked with some of the word’s largest brands like Disney, Target & Dreamworks. I’ve rebranded television networks and launched shows. I believe in well-crafted design that tells a story, regardless of its medium.

You can see some of my work at barrymcw.com/blinkist.

I’m writing this from Los Angeles, but I’m moving to Berlin on 6th September and available immediately thereafter.

Thank you and please don’t hesitate to be in touch,

 

Barry


Here's some of my work:

All of this is elsewhere on the site & there's a lot more to see. Please feel free to look around. 

 

American Album Show Open

Click-through for two versions of the show open I designed. One more show that never made it past the pilot. I'm pretty sure that's not because of the graphics. 

My animation of the version the client picked. I'm still wondering what the other version would've looked like in motion.

 

OWN Rebrand

A rebranding campaign I worked on for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I loved working with the photography and figuring out how to integrate typography in a seamless, elegant way. 

 

Yes

I looping Instagram video I made in response to what's been happening in US politics lately.

 

Operation Change Show Open

Styleframes for a television show that, unfortunately never made it beyond the pilot. This was another really enjoyable project, again working with some excellent footage and trying to tell story graphically.  

 

GSN Network Rebrand

I illustrate too! Another rebrand, this time for the Game Show Network. They didn't pick this direction but it was a blast. 

 

G4 Network Rebrand

Another opportunity to figure how what a network could look like, but with a slightly different attitude than some of the others I've worked on. They didn't pick this direction, but I like it.

 

iOS Stickers

A set of iOS stickers. Because robots are awesome.