Angie Taylor is a VR Artist, Sculptor, animator & creative technologist.
She has a mashup style – somewhere between naïve art, pop-art & punk. Her work juxtaposes the DIY ethic of punk, fresh immediacy of naïve art & complexity of VR & 3D technology.
She explores themes of isolation. Her work often champions the misfits of society & the geeks. Her illustrations have a 1980’s retro style. Influences: Basquait, Laurie Anderson, Yoko Ono, Jamie Reid, Robert Crumb, Jacob Epstien, Linder Sterling.
After graduating from art school in the 1980’s, Angie became a motion graphic designer. She was a demo artist for Adobe in the 1990’s, writing books and giving seminars on motion graphics and animation.
Angie has had a long and varied career. With stints as a deejay, prop-maker, motion graphic designer and software demo artist she has a huge amount of experience in digital media. She was a pioneer of the digital motion graphics revolution in the late eighties and early nineties. You can see some excerpts from of her work here.
You can see Angie talk about her work here in this candid interview with John Dickinson from Motionworks.
Angie now dedicates her time to creating her personal VR art and supports this by writing books and making video training regarding digital art, design and animation.
Angie teaches bespoke training courses at Creative Cabin Ltd. She also lectures at Brighton Art College and provides bespoke consultancy and training in Adobe After Effects and other creative software applications.
The author of three successful books. The Creative After Effects books (version 5 and 7), published by Focal Press, and a third book, “Design Essentials for the motion media artist which is also published by Focal Press.
Examples of Angie’s work
Examples of Angie’s design and animation work include;
Hibernation – John Williams
Visual Effects on the multi-award-winning short film Hibernation, directed by John Williams, who was the recipient of two awards for excellence in advertising at Cannes. See Hibernation from John Williams on Vimeo.
Beck – Guero
She has also designed animations with UK-based design house, D-Fuse for a ground breaking DVD album for the US musician, Beck. Angie collaborated with D-Fuse on a series of animations for a game, and for the ground – breaking DVD album, “Guero”.
Chris Cunningham/ Aphex Twin