Douglas Alberts

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RINGLING COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

I’m a twin, I’m from Chicago, and I love random facts. In the past few years, I’ve had tons of fun experimenting with design and animation for personal projects, studio work, school work, and other fun odds and ends. In each project, there’s something special that comes out in the end. My favorite part is finding voice. This includes a love for crafting story, designing with a purpose, and animating in a newfound expressive way. As fun as it is to be independent, I owe everything to employers, faculty, friends, and even my parents. I’ve had the opportunity to work at Giant Ant & Gunner on some very fun projects. The combination of soaking up work experience plus an incredibly experienced faculty has furthered my learning. Plus, they’re some of the coolest people ever. I continue to challenge myself with independent projects while indulging in a few cups of coffee along the way. On the weekends, find me running, fishing, cozy in a hammock, or working on passion projects.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Mundelein IL but we’ll just say Chicago to keep it easy

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning. Clear mind, fresh coffee

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Love hate relationship with Reddit

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Frasier

FAVORITE PODCAST?
The School Of Motion Podcast

FAVORITE BOOK?
Leo Buscaglia – Loving Each Other

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Georgia O’Keeffe

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Scholarship America

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I love to run

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Johnny Kelly. Nicest, most talented, and humble creatives I’ve ever met

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Motion Design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Play guitar and make music

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
Every student and friend around you is going to head into the industry and have a completely different experience from the next.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong” – From my mom, who is also a creative

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