My name is Richard Sliwinski. I am a motion graphics artist and 2D animator from Philadelphia, PA.

I studied Graphic Design for two years at Bucks County Community College in PA. It was then I became interested in design and digital art. After two years there, I  transferred to Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and received my BFA in Motion Graphics and 2D Animation.

In addition to being a digital artist, I’ve also been a musician for over twenty years and spent a few of those years playing in punk rock bands as a guitarist. In my free time I enjoy running, painting, hiking and spending time with my wife and son. 

Software, Hardware, and Plug-ins:

I always find my self wondering what other animators are working with/on. So maybe you do to? If so, below is a list of software, computer specs, and  most used plug-ins.

My Software:

Adobe After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop. I also use Element 3D for some 3D stuff.

My Hardware:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)

Two 29-inch Samsung Ultra-wide Curved Screen LED-Lit Monitors

Processor – 4.2 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory – 40 GB 2400 MHz DDR4

Graphics – Radeon Pro 580 8192 MB

My Favorite Plug-ins:

Motion 2 by Mt. Mograph

Joysticks and Sliders

RubberHose2

DUIK

Character Swing Rigging

Awards:

2020 AIGA SLC 100 Show Merit Award – “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker” The AIGA SLC 100 Show is Salt Lake Cityʼs most prestigious design competition. Awarded a merit certificate for 2D animation in the video “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker” for client People Walker.

2020 AIGA SLC 100 Show Merit Award – “Coronavirus Etiquette – 10 ways to greet someone” The AIGA SLC 100 Show is Salt Lake Cityʼs most prestigious design competition. Awarded a merit certificate for 2D animation in the video “Coronavirus Etiquette” for client Avalaunch Media.

2018 AIGA SLC 100 Show Merit Award – “Content in Motion” The AIGA SLC 100 Show is Salt Lake Cityʼs most prestigious design competition. Awarded a merit certificate for 2D animation in the video “Content in motion” for client Avalaunch Media.

Telly Gold Medal – “Content in Motion” The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Awarded a gold medal for high level craft-use of 2D animation in the video “Content in motion” for client Avalaunch Media.

Telly Silver Medal – “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker” The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Awarded a silver medal for Craft-Fully Animated Piece for the video “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker”.

Telly Bronze Medal – “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker” The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Awarded a bronze medal for Craft-Use of 2D Animation for the video “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker”.

Telly Bronze Medal – “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker” The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens. Awarded a bronze medal for Promotional Video General Business to Consumer for the video “Breaking the Cycle | People Walker”.