Animation

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Sleeping

This was a quick project for my Time-Based design class. We were challenged to manipulate the text with animations that enhanced meaning. Adobe After Effects, fall 2013.

sleeping from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

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Ostrich City

Animation done in photoshop, 2013. To see animated version, click here

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Knitwit

A short made for my Animation Basics class in the spring of 2012. We were experimenting with looped animation. Backgrounds done in Adobe Illustrator, the rest created using Flash.

Knitwit from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

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Walking on a Dream

For my spring 2012 animation basics class, I was assigned to make an abstract motion graphic that went along with 10 seconds of  music. I used Adobe After Effects and Illustrator.  The song is Walking on a Dream by Pogo.

Walking on a Dream Short Motion Graphic from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

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I Don’t Care For You

My lipsync short for Animation Basics (Spring 2012). We used preselected audio. I had a lot of fun playing with the context of the line. Created using a combination of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.

I Don’t Care For You from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

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Oh Susanna!

In the spring of 2012 I was hired to animate a moving background for a music video geared at children aged 2-7. Oh Susannah! is a popular children’s entertainer in the Washington DC/Maryland/Virginia area. I used illustrator and Adobe After Effects.

Oh Susannah! Bus from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

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Monster

The final project for my Animation Basics class (Spring 2012), we had to create a story that incorporated a walk or run cycle. Backgrounds were done in Adobe Illustrator, and the rest was done in Flash

Monster from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

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Elements

This was a project for the 4D Foundation class I took in the fall of 2011. We were challenged to make text move the same way as the elements. Produced with Adobe After Effects.

elements from wendy schiller on Vimeo.

  • Sleeping

    Sleeping

  • Ostrich City

    Ostrich City

  • Knitwit

    Knitwit

  • Walking on a Dream

    Walking on a Dream

  • I Don’t Care For You

    I Don’t Care For You

  • Oh Susanna!

    Oh Susanna!

  • Monster

    Monster

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    Elements

Concept Work

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Aerial Map

This was an unrealized concept for an aerial map in a game about irrigation, made in early 2013, using Adobe Illustrator.

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Wild Decay

During the Summer of 2013, I worked at an amazing camp in the Poconos, where I had the opportunity to direct and write a movie with 28 7-17 year olds. We filmed a Zombie Western, about a Sheriff who’s world is torn apart when his wife mysteriously vanishes. This project was so much fun to work on, and the kids had an absolute blast. We used After Effects, Adobe Premier, and an HD camera. The full video is available to watch, posted here with permission. here

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Horror Backgrounds

An unrealized concept for a horror-themed game that I was brainstorming for in early 2o13. I was inspired by old Scooby Doo background cells. Done using Adobe Photoshop and some neat free brush packs!

 

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Umbra

This year I participated in the 2013 Global Game Jam! It was an amazing experience, even if we didn’t leave with a fully exported game. Here is the pixel art I made for Umbra, our game based on Edgar Allen Poe’s the telltale heart. In the game, the user would experience the story of a woman trying to escape her regrets. As she walked through her mind, she would pick up items that would reveal more of the story, and would keep her regrets from overtaking her.

The game map was going to randomly spawn; these are the clusters we were working with.

 

These are two of the items she picked up along the way – each triggered their own cutscenes.

 

Here are two of the cutscenes mentioned above.

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Newsletter Cover

This is the cover image for a newsletter released in Spring 2011 to an audience of 25+ readers. Myself and a few other members of a chatroom teamed up to make a small publication highlighting various members of the community. Due to scheduling constraints, only one issue was ever completed and circulated, but it was very well received.

The design was made and completed in Adobe Illustrator.

 

  • Aerial Map

    Aerial Map

  • Wild Decay

    Wild Decay

  • Horror Backgrounds

    Horror Backgrounds

  • Umbra

    Umbra

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    Newsletter Cover

Illustration

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Sparklehorse

Sparklehorse illustrations to be printed in the 31st issue of Tastemakers Magazine, a student-run music publication. I worked with the idea of a “southern gothic” aesthetic, that is reflected in a lot of Sparklehorse’s music. It took quite a few weeks of conversations to figure out what that meant! These are Digital Collages.

 

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Lana Del Rey

An accompanying illustration for the Spring 2012 issue of Tastemakers Magazine. It went alongside a review of Lana Del Rey’s album, Born to Die. It was done in a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

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Geometric Self Portrait

A project for my digital color theory class in the spring of 2012. Our objective was to experiment with overlaying colors in order to achieve depth and complex muted tones.  It was done using Adobe Illustrator.

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Selected Watercolor Studies

In the summer of 2012  I had the opportunity to go on a studio-based study abroad trip to Ballyvaghan, Ireland. What captivated me the most about this new place was that even the most commonplace objects were different from their American counterparts.  I chose to draw attention to this by depicting the everyday in a series of careful watercolor studies using exaggerated colors.

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Times of Day

An assignment for my digital color class in the spring of 2012, I was asked to depict various times of day through differences in color and composition. I used Adobe Illustrator.

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Clouds

The final assignment for my spring 2011 color theory class. We had to combine complementary and an analogous colors in a composition. I designed my project in Adobe illustrator, lasercut the shapes, and painted them after gluing them together. Below is my finished project above the initial design.

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Gear Head

What started as a tattoo project for 2D Foundation in the spring of 2011 evolved into more of a conceptual illustration. I don’t think anyone will ever get this tattoo, but I had a lot of fun designing it. I used Copic markers and Prisma ink.

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Snowboots

This illustration is a part of a series of 5, which was a component of my final project 2D Foundation in the spring of 2011.  We were challenged to pick 5 objects from our life and draw them 25 distinct ways. I was inspired by children’s book illustrations when creating this piece. The boots were drawn in Prisma ink.

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Barrie School Safer-versary Cover

The program cover for the 2010 Barrie School Review. It was the theater’s 10th anniversary, so they were performing selections from all the musicals they had done in the past.  I incorporated Barrie’s nautilus logo and elements from each show; the smallest chamber represents their first musical, spiraling consecutively outwards as the chambers grow.  Materials used were Copic markers and Prisma ink.

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I Really Loved Those Shoes

I made this piece in 2010; it is dedicated to a beloved pair of sneakers that were on their last legs (pun intended). It is a scratchboard image, drawn from life using a dowel.

  • Sparklehorse

    Sparklehorse

  • Lana Del Rey

    Lana Del Rey

  • Geometric Self Portrait

    Geometric Self Portrait

  • Selected Watercolor Studies

    Selected Watercolor Studies

  • Times of Day

    Times of Day

  • Clouds

    Clouds

  • Gear Head

    Gear Head

  • Snowboots

    Snowboots

  • Barrie School Safer-versary Cover

    Barrie School Safer-versary Cover

  • I Really Loved Those Shoes

    I Really Loved Those Shoes

Graphic Design

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Typographic Book Covers

For this project, we were limited to one color and challenged to design a book cover without images. The Metamorphosis is one of my favorite stories, so it was a natural choice. The first cover I made with Rotis, which is a font that has serif, semi, and sans versions, allowing me to convey the Metamorphosis through the type. Made in Adobe Illustrator, 2012.

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Didot

These are part of a larger type specimen about the Didot family. Made using Adobe Illustrator and inDesign, 2012.

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Day Planner

These are pages from a 2013 calendar I made using my own photos and Adobe inDesign.

 

 

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Rights of Man

In Type 1, we were asked to set an article from the Rights of Man.

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Type Grids

A project for my Type 1 class. We were asked to create compelling compositions based on the identifying features of each typeface.

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Zombie Dylan Layout

Designs for an article for an upcoming issue of Tastemakers Magazine. I did the layout in InDesign, and the illustration in photoshop.

  • Typographic Book Covers

    Typographic Book Covers

  • Didot

    Didot

  • Day Planner

    Day Planner

  • Rights of Man

    Rights of Man

  • Type Grids

    Type Grids

  • Zombie Dylan Layout

    Zombie Dylan Layout

About

Wendy Schiller is an animation student living in New England, with a taste for comic books and Indian food.

When she’s not working, Wendy drinks green tea and hangs out online. Feel free to contact her at wendy.schil@gmail.com or any other of her social platforms.

For a copy of her resume, please email her.

 

 

Contact

If you have a question, a request, a desire to request questions, or just want to say hi, drop me a line at:

wendy.schil@gmail.com

Sketchbook

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Profiles

Just a few profiles of my friends, that I had a great time doing. Mechanical Pencil, Spring 2012.

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More Figure Drawing

Drawn at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2013, 30 minute pose.

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Figure Drawing Spring 2013

This was my favorite set of studies from the Spring Figure drawing sessions I attended.

 

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Purvi

A digital sketch of my roommate.

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Bargue Leg

Bargue drawings are careful studies of lithographs in the style of Charles Bargue’s original lessons.

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Leah and Danielle

Sketching during class.

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Gourds

I like gourds.

  • Profiles

    Profiles

  • More Figure Drawing

    More Figure Drawing

  • Chris

    Chris

  • Figure Drawing Spring 2013

    Figure Drawing Spring 2013

  • Purvi

    Purvi

  • Bargue Leg

    Bargue Leg

  • Leah and Danielle

    Leah and Danielle

  • Gourds

    Gourds