B.KELS

✨Canvas 2D Animator, Designer

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Visual artist with a niche in visual-music animation, simple loops, morphs and textural illustrations. I'm drawn to the emotional and temporal qualities in music that connect to images and the way images can open up the sonic experience & vice versa.

Hi, I'm Kelsey! I've worked with clients who are open to my creative direction + want help achieving their vision. I've produced album artwork, graphics, and animated music videos for independent musicians who want to grow and push their visual presence. I love to create dynamic work that engages viewers & helps listeners hear subtle instrumentation that would be more difficult to capture without a visual representation. My approach enhances the experiential essence of your music, whether its a full length video or a looping clip, I work with musicians to guide listeners through their sonic realm.

My versatility is reflected through analog and digital treatments: from gritty abstract painterly textures to smooth geometric shapes in motion design, minimal lines, chaotic collages, color palettes that enhance your vibe, & cool animated overlays combined with film/live footage. I prioritize communication with the musician on my process and development, sharing rough sketches, & work-in-progress before finalizing the work.

I support artists who deeply care about their music, its potential, & want to lift their work more with some visual sauce!

See more of my work below + consult with me about your initial ideas for your project & we'll go from there 🙂
https://bkelsstudio.cargo.site/design

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with B.KELS

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Both. There's qualities that work together in a beautiful way.

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. A: Creative exploration, always learning, failing and trying again.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: Does it really take that long? That's how much it costs? Yes.

  7. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  8. A: What inspires you currently? What do you see for your work? Who's your audience? What do you want them to feel?

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: Clarity, imagination, and patience.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Paper, pencil, coconut oil, hydration, and snacks.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Organic, cool, enigmatic.

  15. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  16. A: Always rest and listen back again after a few days or weeks.

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Concept, illustration, visual-music

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: Consultation (series of questions, ideas), concept development (visual mock ups/plans), communication throughout, production phases, revision, final editing, delivery.

  21. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  22. A: Animated loops, artwork, and videos.

Terms Of Service

Canvas or album art rate $200 each. 1-2 rounds of concept/style which client must approve before animating. Turnaround time depends on complexity + my workload. Add'l time will charge at hourly rate.

Gear Highlights
  • Adobe Suite: After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Premiere
  • Hand-drawn/frame-by-frame
  • Traditional drawing/painting mediums
  • Motion Design
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SoundBetter Deal

Bundle prices for 3+ tracks, contact me 🐸 🐸