D1 studio was approached to design & animate graphics for Conflux 2019; an annual design conference hosted by Amazon. This project called for a title sequence, title cards, and a handful of print collateral. The theme for 2019 was 'identity and belonging'. Unlike years past, Conflux coordinators chose to bridge the divide between internal design and the greater arts community in Seattle. Achieving this mixing of creative minds lead to a diverse group of industry leaders sharing the stage with an even more diverse group of Gen Z artists (Arts Corps).

Music composed by eli filosov [ p h i l o ]



Our concept recognizes this blending of communities and conveys that combination through the simple story of finding a community. Our aesthetic balanced between crafty and fine art; the resourcefulness of Gen Z inspired a tactile/hands-on look while the wisdom of industry professionals promotes the idea of structure and can be inferred through the compositionally chiaroscuro techniques. We felt this blend of perspectives reflected the sentiments of Conflux 2019.




Animated Type




Studio: D1 Motion Team

Executive Creative Director: David Viau

Art Direction: Austin Hochstatter

Designer: Ian Frederick

3D Artists:  Austin Hochstatter, Ian Frederick

Cel Animation: Casey Doherty

Compositing: Austin Hochstatter, Ian Frederick

Music composed by eli filosov [ p h i l o ]