It took me 6 years of working as an animation director to realise it was OK to like other stuff as much as animation. Since then I’ve made a point of being playful and curious with all my projects – spreading into different mediums and exploring new techniques. I’ve never found my job as engaging as when I give myself creative freedom. I’m going to chat about how I keep my curiosity peaked, why I stopped bothering with consistency, and how launching a shoe brand (by making rugs, vases, animations and nail art) changed the way I think about being a creative.
Jocie Juritz is an animation director based in London. She works with editorials, non-profits and educators and has directed short films for The New York Times, Unicef, CNN, Princeton and more. As a self described “obsessive hobbyist” Jocie is always looking for new mediums to create in and ways to keep the creative passion alive. This has led to the recent launch of her shoe brand – where illustration and animation meet fashion. She also runs Photoshop animation workshops, gives talks and mentors internationally.