I am an animator and illustrator from NYC whose versatile body of work strikes a warm, nostalgic tone. Specializing in the looping .gif format, my clients have included GIPHY, HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime, Honda, and various non-profits, among others.
I am a fiend for graphic culture of all kinds, and in my work I aim to tap into the underground currents of visual stimuli coursing through my head as well as through the zeitgeist in general. I find that work is most rewarding when I am fed by the client's idea and able to bring it to life in ways that add new dimensions to their original vision; in other words, a "win-win" situation where we both learn from and inspire each other. I don't like confining myself to any particular style, seeing instead something intriguing in all styles of graphic art, and I particularly love to make looping, hypnotic visuals that pulse with some kind of nostalgic warmth.
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Very professional and gave excellent service. The quality he put in his work is amazing! Would highly recommend.
Ben is a fantastic illustrator, design and animator.
I've worked with him for over a year as his Creative Director on social justice digital campaigns. He generates great initial ideas and is quick to address any feedback. Ben works quickly, but does not sacrifice quality. He has a great aesthetic range and is capable of creating content that is typographic forward and illustrative, and that has a pop culture sensibility.
He's a pleasure to work with!
Interview with Ben Tuber
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Produce a large pile of sketches without thinking too hard; pick from that pile only the stuff that really works; render them in various styles; pick from the styles the one that really works; finish. And in between all that, go for walks and get some sleep.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac mini and a wacom cintiq. And piles of sketchbooks, though I'm using those less and less frequently lately.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Really too many to list, but one thing I'll say is that I've always thought sound and vision – and innervision – are inseparable. Once it was the record sleeve that provided the visual sauce to an album; perhaps now it'll be the canvas, which is truly exciting, since it can come to life with animation. One musician who stands out is Keigo Oyamada, also known as Cornelius, who does a particularly exquisite job of pairing visuals with sound.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Illustration, lettering, and animation, usually of the .gif variety (quick, snackable loops) for social media.