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

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. I have since relocated to LA to help Ralph Creative start up their third office as their Senior Motion Designer.

I’ve worn many hats over the past several years like designer, animator, sound designer, video editor, developer, and photographer, but these days I put most of my focus on design and animation. I’m always happy to work on side projects wearing any of those hats.

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