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Timeout: Noelle Campbell

Who are you?

Hi, I’m Noelle Campbell. I’m a designer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. I recently moved back to California after eight years in New York. I’m a big time animal lover with a knack for needlework. Currently I’m working at Animoto, doing mainly marketing design and iconography. On weekends you can find me at home cooking up a little candle company or getting sunburnt somewhere out in the San Gabriel Mountains.

What are you working on?

The marketing design team at Animoto is super small, so we always have a lot on our plate. Right now I’m working on some iconography for the product, wrapping up a highly illustrative campaign celebrating the company’s 10th anniversary, and several illustrations/animations for email heroes.

I really didn’t mean to become an illustrator, but that’s what the majority of my work entails now. And I’m really glad I fell into it. I love adding fun and personality to our brand and regularly seeing customers respond to my team’s work.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?

I chose this piece because it got me out of a creative funk I was in. It sometimes can be difficult to do for fun what you also do for work. I had a little idea with a color palette in mind and just ran with it. I like its simplicity paired with the wonky perspective. And I like how just three colors communicate light, shadow, and a rising sun.

Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?

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I work remotely from home. My setup is simple: a notebook, a pencil, and a laptop. Most ideas start as sketches in whatever notebook is closest to me. I keep one in my nightstand and a few more scattered around my home with pencils and erasers. My only requirement is no spiral binding. I have a terrible memory so my sketches are usually just to get the ideas documented before they flee my mind. From there I go directly into Illustrator. I go back and forth from sketching to my laptop until I figure out what works. Once I have a clear path, I won’t be able to tear myself away from the computer until I feel like I’m done.

Choose a favorite shot from another Player. Why do you dig it?

Can you tell I like outlines, geometric shapes, and a limited palette? I’m such a huge fan of Joel Plosz. Every one of his pieces feel so perfectly balanced and delightfully weird. I love when a person’s sense of humor comes through in their work. Plus isn’t that the happiest little shadow you’ve ever seen?

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