JUSTIN-YOUNGER

In this edition of “Meet The SLM Crew,” we’re heading into our art department to get to know one of our brightest minds.
Justin Younger is a motion graphics artist at SolidLine Media. A native of Decatur, Illinois you’ll see his work on any of our projects that feature creative animated graphics.
Here’s some of his work on a promotional video we created for ASUG….

ASUG Leadership 2.0 Promotional Video Production from SolidLine Media on Vimeo.

We thought we’d ask Justin a few questions during another busy day at the studio.

SLM: When did you realize you had artistic skills?

Justin Younger: I used to draw all of the time when I was a kid, but I remember it never working out exactly how I wanted. When I messed up a line, erasing it never fully worked. I’ve never had that steady of a hand to be able to draw the exact line I wanted on my first try. When computers first started becoming an every day tool, the advent of “Undo” changed my life. So, I knew I enjoyed being creative because I kept trying to draw and didn’t give up.

SLM: As a motion graphics artist, what do you do to make sure your style stays current?

JY: I try not to look too much at what other people are doing, but it’s kind of a double edge sword. I miss out on some advancement, but I try to never get pigeonholed into overused styles.

SLM: Do you have a favorite project you’ve worked on with SolidLine?

JY: Honestly, any time I am working in a 3D application, I am a happy camper.

SLM: It seems like you guys have a blast in the art department. What’s the best practical joke you’ve seen around the office?

JY: Mike Petrik drew this….[REDACTED]….and then it turned blue. Seriously, the funniest thing ever.

SLM: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

JY: I never usually end up stopping. I keep trying to make personal projects and other things even after work. When that becomes too much, I need to fully shut off my brain and stare at a wall or go to bed at 9 p.m. It might not be healthy long term. Oh, and beer.

SLM: Finally, how do you like our interpretation of you on the Facebook timeline?

motion graphics artist

 

JY: Looks about right.

To find out how Justin and the SolidLine Media Art Department can add some cutting edge motion graphics to your next video production, CONTACT US HERE.

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