28 episodes

Come learn how to rethink your process as a visual storyteller to serve an industry that doesn’t play by our rules. I'm your host, Leeanne Brennan, a Freelance Illustrator / Motion Designer / Educator, looking to share how we fit into the innovation landscape and how to excel at this unique way of using our creative skillset.This is a fun and fulfilling career that not many motion designers know about, and I want to share it with you!

Storytelling for Innovation: Motion Design for Human-Centered Design Leeanne Brennan

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    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Come learn how to rethink your process as a visual storyteller to serve an industry that doesn’t play by our rules. I'm your host, Leeanne Brennan, a Freelance Illustrator / Motion Designer / Educator, looking to share how we fit into the innovation landscape and how to excel at this unique way of using our creative skillset.This is a fun and fulfilling career that not many motion designers know about, and I want to share it with you!

    Life Update + a Tip For You

    Life Update + a Tip For You

    It's been a while, here's a quick update on what I've been doing + a tip that will help you in your Storytelling for Innovation journey.Storytelling for Innovation Course Wait ListMy other coaching business where I help creative take on a personal projectMy Epic Bones art

    • 14 min
    How to Get Your First Innovation Gig with Stefanie Verhoeyen

    How to Get Your First Innovation Gig with Stefanie Verhoeyen

    My student got her first gig with an innovation consultancy! Stefanie Verhoeyen, took the plunge and decided to niche down as a motion designer. She has narrowed her focus to serving the innovation industry and the education space, and is seeing results! Learn her outreach strategies, how the first discovery call went, and what type of project she landed. Lots of great advice in here.Stefanie Verhoeyen Stefanie Verhoeyen on LinkedInStefanie Verhoeyen on Instagram @studio_verhoThe Freelance Ma...

    • 38 min
    How UX Researchers Use Visual Storytelling with Theora Kvitka

    How UX Researchers Use Visual Storytelling with Theora Kvitka

    Theora Kvitka, UX Researcher at Maven Clinic shares with us how illustration and video play into their process. There's a great conversation in here about what points along the way a Freelancer might be able to come onto a project as well, and the opportunity out there in the future as the world grows to be more and more visual!Theora Kvitka (personal site)Theora Kvitka on Instagram: @theorangefedoraMy Free Masterclass to learn more about storytelling for innovationGet on the waitlist f...

    • 43 min
    Making the Pivot to Innovation with Oana Nechifor

    Making the Pivot to Innovation with Oana Nechifor

    Today I chat with a former Accelerator student and her journey from traditional motion design over to the innovation industry. We talk about work-life balance, as we are both mothers with young children, and designing an intentional life, which informs the type of work we take on as professional artists. Oana Nechifor PortfolioOana Nechifor on Instagram @oananekifoOana Nechifor on LinkedIn- Other links mentioned -My interview with School of MotionThe Freelance Manifesto (book for Motion Desig...

    • 50 min
    How to Meet Innovation Clients In Person

    How to Meet Innovation Clients In Person

    Here's 5 strategies to hunt down the types of people that would hire you for motion design in the innovation industry. I cover how to find the meetups they might be going to, LinkedIn groups, Conferences, and Open House events at Innovation consultancies. Chatting in person with potential clients is such a short cut to inspire them on what is possible for visual storytelling and get on their radar for future projects!Meetup.comSearch these Keywords then check Events & Groups:Design thinki...

    • 30 min
    A Freelance Career Storyboarding for UX Design & Creating Comics with Ron Chan

    A Freelance Career Storyboarding for UX Design & Creating Comics with Ron Chan

    Ron Chan is a Freelance Cartoonist, Storyboard Artist and Illustrator in Portland, OR who shares his expertise creating User Experience Storyboards. We cover a lot of ground here talking about who these innovation clients are, the process of making a storyboard and why it's different, what makes a good drawing, and a bunch of tips on Freelancing as well. Ron Chan portfolio siteRon's "Yellow Jacket" Storyboard example that I talk about in the episodeRon Chan on Instagram: @rondanchanCinco Desi...

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

KordAlex ,

Great resource for innovators and envisioners

Leeanne is one of the best visual storytellers in the innovation business. I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with her for many years. She is meticulous about craft and is incredibly generous with her talents. This podcast will share a lot of practical wisdom with you.

Shea337 ,

Highly valuable insights for motion design

It’s so nice to hear new points of view and different perspectives on the motion industry. Leeanne is an excellent host and interviewer. The episodes dig deep and deliver great tips and insights. Highly recommend for beginners and industry vets alike.

Mandy, Creative Director ,

Examining the facets of creative storytelling

Leeanne gathers insights from a truly broad range of creatives and experts to highlight the importance of dynamic illustration, animation, and motion graphics across all facets of the design industry. Her engaging and informative podcast demonstrates how reevaluating and reinventing our approach to creative storytelling can impact the design process in significant and exciting ways.

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