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About

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Hey there, I’m Japheth. (but you can call me Jay)
I’m a Los Angeles based freelance designer and animator.

Originally from the east coast, I studied graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art while taking as many film and animation classes as possible. While still in school I began interning and freelancing, and haven’t stopped since. I spent nearly five years in the Baltimore/DC area working for PR firms, non-profits, and Storyfarm, a video production house where I was on-staff for three years.

After relocating to the west coast, I worked as an in-house designer at Apple in Cupertino creating content for social media. Following that I relocated to LA to help Ralph Creative start up their third office as their Senior Motion Designer. Today I’m still in LA working as a freelance motion designer.

When I’m not behind screens, you’ll find me:

– Making my way to a concert (Death Cab for Cutie is my all-time favorite)
– Eating a burger (I still hold the domain name burgertarian.com)
– Riding my Ninja 400 (I got my motorcycle license on a whim in 2018)
– Perfecting my fresh pasta recipe