PORTFOLIO

I never create within just one stream of design. I practice motion graphics with storytelling, and web design while creating rich user experiences (not to mention that some geeky coding is always involved) I like to combine and experiment with different approaches of design to discover new and exciting ways of communication. Check it out!

ABOUT

I like to tell stories and design stuff, in fact I'm a little too obsessed with it. And the best part is that I earn money while working on the things I'm totally in love with.
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BIO

Once upon a time there was a little girl who believed in dreams and fairytales. She grew up in her hometown Mexico City surrounded by creativity. Daughter of a contemporary jazz dancer, creativity and motion were present in her life, since a very young age. Determined to tell stories through movement she got a degree in Film and Tv at Mexico City's number one design school, Centro de Diseño, Cine y Televisión, while still having dance as an important part of her life. While in film school she discovered the love for graphic and motion design, leading her to win a scholarship to attend the Digital Design Program at Vancouver Film School. Now a Digital Designer / Storyteller / Dancer Eli's passion is to tell compelling stories through visually engaging graphics…and dance everyday of course.
AWESOMENESS

Dancing, Hip-Hop, Puppies, the Interweb, Vlogs, Kurosawa, Celine Sciamma films, Alice in Wonderland, Rubiks Cube, Lunch Boxes, Purple, The pen tool, Typography, The Matrix, Chilaquiles and the Lengend of Zelda.

SKILLS

MOTION GRAPHICS 100%

STORYTELLING 90%

WEB 80% (HTML/CSS/JAVA/WORDPRESS)

* A big shout-out toTiz Beretta for taking this amazing headshot.

Vancity Project

Vancity Project is a choreography showcase in Vancouver B.C. It is a window for dancers and choreographers to showcase their creativity, and an opportunity for scouters to look for talent.


Role:

Branding, Art Direction, Motion Graphics, Director of Photography.


Director Vancity Project:

Adam Mckinnon

GO2 Video Facts

I was assigned to create a high impact motion graphic piece showcasing some web video facts for my company Go 2 Productions. Unfortunately, this version wasn't approved and some modifications were made. I like this version better.


Role:

Motion Graphics


Creative Director Go 2 Productions:

Adrian Scott

2D Portraits

During my year at VFS I was assigned to do a self-portrait using vectors. I decided to tell the story of myself using objects that define my likes, my fears and my obsessions.


Role:

Graphic Designer


Playboy Energy Drink

Role:

Motion Graphics


Production Studio:

3 Piece Media


Creative Direction:

Jae Yu

Dragon Magma

Role:

Compositor


Production Studio:

Go 2 Productions


Creative Direction:

Adrian Scott


Illustrations:

Phil Johnston

Think!

Interactive experience developed during the Interactive Journalism class at VFS


Role:

Developer, Graphic Designer


Social Stage

Role:

Motion Graphics


Production Studio:

Go 2 Productions


Creative Direction:

Adrian Scott


Beretta Designs

Wordpress Portfolio website for Beretta Designs


Role:

Developer, Graphic Designer


Art Direction:

Tiziana Beretta


Vancouver Community College

I created and animated a mural for a promo of VCC's Graphic Design Program


Role:

Graphic and Motion Designer


Production Studio:

Three Piece Media


Directed by:

Jae Yu


Experimental | Thinking Particles

I was experimenting with particles in cinema 4D


Personal Project

Intelligent Decisions

Role:

3D Modeler and Compositing, Graphic and Motion Designer


Production Studio:

Go 2 Productions


Creative Direction:

Adrian Scott


3D Dragon | Logo Ident

I was assigened to animate a logo ident for a psychological corporation called Dragon Magma. Enough said.


Role:

3D Modeler and Compositing


Production Studio:

Go 2 Productions


Creative Direction:

Adrian Scott


The UPA Project

Case Study

The UPA Project

This is my final project during my year at VFS. It includes a mixture of Motion Design, Film Production, Interactive Design and Dancing!. I am proud of the outcome of this personal production. A lot of time management, production logistics and technical challenges were present during the development of this project, but most importantly "The UPA Project" taught me that nothing is impossible as long as you keep your mind set and always be willing to step up. I take this quick opportunity to greatly thank my mentor; this project would have not come together without her guidance and support.


Role:

Director | Producer | Writer | Post-Production


DOP:

Joseph Boutellier


Assistant Director:

Kashiya Zahara


Production Assistants:

Yooheum Ko | Ehab Kamal | Graham Collins


Music:

MJD Beats


Director of Choreography:

Jen Oleksiuk


Lead Dancers:

Jen Oleksiuk | Tony Giroux | Megan Trainer


UPA:

A concept from Ruth Treviño


Website:

www.intercolegialupamexico.com


Fox Savings

Role:

Motion Graphics


Production Studio:

Go 2 Productions


Creative Direction:

Adrian Scott


Incubar | Branding Student Project

Role:

Branding | 3D | Motion Graphics


"El Intercambio" 16mm Student Film (2008)

"El intercambio" (Trade) is my film school shortfilm thesis.


Role:

Director | Writer | Producer


DOP:

Stefania Villarreal


Producer:

Martin León


Art Direction:

Mariana Calzada


Production Assistant:

Tatiana Sanz Polo


Editor:

Victor "Keteo" Martínez


Sound Design:

Nallely Cantú


Assistant Director:

Mónica Herrera | Iván Lowenberg


Make up:

Santiago Rubido


Boy:

Alan Adair Miranda Mendoza


Girl:

Constanza Quintana | Fátima Mendoza(voice)


Bad Boys:

Yotzan Ramirez Rodriguez | Diego Juárez Chávez | Miguel A. Díaz Hernández


Music by:

Mono(Japan)


Film School:

Centro de diseño, cine y televisión


UPA 2013 "Nada nos detiene"

Every year I create a promo video for National Dance Competition in Mexico "UPA". In 2013 my objective was to create a powerful and emotional video that celebrated UPA's 10th year anniversary with the message of "Nothing can stop us". Director of photography for non stock footage goes to amazing Tiz Beretta


Role:

Direction


DoP:

Tiz Beretta


Dancers:

Victoria Michaelovna, Jacskson Weaver, Mac Harmon, Alana Friend and Dani Ganshirt

Choreographer:

Adam Mckinnon

To This Day Project

One day, while getting my morning dosage of motion graphic inspiration, I came across a very interesting call for motion graphic artists to help bring to life a Shane Koyczan poem called "To This Day". The call for entries alone got my attention right away (to be expected since it's a Giant Ant creation) and upon hearing the powerful 7 minute poem I instantly knew I had to be part of it. So after applying for a spot I was lucky to get a 15sec gap on the final cut of the video. I was so excited and honored to see my work next to other amazing motion graphic artists. Definitely one of my favorite projects to work on.


Role:

Direction & Animation


DoP:

Tiz Beretta


Kid:

Mac Harmon

Thanks to:

Adam Mckinnon

The Condo Game

The Condo Game is a documentary by Bountiful Films, for CBC’s Doc Zone, which looks behind the glittering glass to reveal the forces at play in a booming condo market, forces that experts say have helped drive real estate prices 30% higher than they should be. I helped model and animate the Title Sequence and bumpers for this doc.


Role:

3D Model and Animation


Creative Director:

Tiz Beretta