jQuery UK 2013
commissioned illustrations and animations for conference website
White October are organising another jQuery conference in Oxford this April and - like last year - I have been asked to develop animated illustrations for their conference website.
Traditionally the jQuery conference websites promote the city they are held in, so the brief was to develop animated illustrations based on Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Oxford’s literary hero Lewis Carroll.
The illustrations reference paper theatre and are textured and layered to allow simple cut-out animation, but due to filesizes & loading times we sadly had to let go of the textures for the final website version.
I have designed, coloured & textured the illustrations before animating the characters in Flash - the swfs were then used as reference by Pete & Ben at White October who did a fantastic job bringing the scenes to life in CSS.
The website design is by Becky & Jo at White October, go and have a look at the brand new finished site: jquery.org/2013/uk/
Below is a collection of the 5x illustrations with close-up sections and gifs from the original Flash animations.