Meet GIF Artist Clara Luzian
Interviewer Alexi Ueltzen (@alexi) is Ello’s Community Evangelist. If she’s not at the office, she’s probably swimming, getting muddy with her dogs or baking cookies. Seriously. The best cookies.
Alexi: Tell us a little about your background. How did you get interested in motion graphics?
Clara: After studying graphic design I started thinking about how life experience is always changing and transforming, so still pictures where only one frame of what I felt about life.
Alexi: What do you do when you’re not making rad GIFs?
Clara: I read a lot and take dance classes 6 times a week. I like to keep moving since I’m very active and curious.
Alexi: What inspires you, or where do you go for inspiration?
Clara: I feel very inspired by human nature, people’s reactions and emotions. I like to spy on them from an alien perspective and delicately highlight their curious everyday expressions. So I like to travel and visit new places. Putting myself into new experiences gives me a lot to think when I go back to work.
Alexi: What are some of your favorite tools or software to work with?
Clara: I use Cinema 4D, AfterEffects and occasionally Illustrator and Photoshop but I’m always trying to learn new stuff.
Alexi: What are your thoughts on social media, and how it helps or hurts artists today? Specifically, can you share some thoughts on Ello?
Clara: I love Ello and it’s no size limits!! gives me so much freedom and there are incredible artists posting their stuff, is very enriching.
About social media, I think there is too much! so many exploding talents, too much crap. The key is to know differentiate them.
Alexi: What’s something about you that would surprise our readers?
Clara: I feel very uncomfortable at parties.