Animation

I created the work on this page during my current tenure as Senior Animator at Splainers.com, an explanation video company.

In these examples, I was the sole animator and storyboarder. I created the assets for the project examples below, though the top reel also includes some assets by others under my direction. I worked closely with the writers to conceptualize the visuals and animation style.

In numerous other projects not shown here, I have managed production teams of 2-6 people, storyboarding, overseeing asset creation, and shepherding the creative director’s vision throughout the production process, often through courses of 20+ lessons involving 40+ videos.

My most recent animations are primarily internal human resource videos for a wide range of corporate clients. Unfortunately, most are subject to non-disclosure agreements, and as such cannot be posted here, though some  non-proprietary snippets have been included in my reel. Below is a recent selection of my work that is publicly available.

Ross Ishikawa Reel 2022

Legal Foundation of Washington

I directed and animated this video for a local non-profit, The Legal Foundation of Washington, working with the writer Cliff McCloe. I also created all the art.

Legal Foundation of Washington

Global Headquarters Redesign

For this video, the client wanted to showcase the innovative remodel of their global headquarters, and to encourage their staff to return to in-office work after COVID.  Tapping into my architectural experience, I used their photographs of the yet-to-be-finished building to show the possibilities of the new designs. Timothy Grey created the silhouette people under my direction.

Global Headquarters Redesign

Ansarada

I created this video using Cinema4D. I created the assets in 3D, but researched rendering methods to match the 2D animations of the other videos in this series.

NetMotion Wireless Holiday

I wrote, directed and animated this video for NetMotion Wireless, a mobility service provider headquartered in Seattle. They used this animation as an emailed Holiday card for their clients. This is part of an ongoing series of videos I have animated for NetMotion, which has become a key part of their advertising outreach.

NetMotion Wireless Holiday Card

NetMotion Japan Lecture

This video was one element of a live lecture that our client presented in Japan. I had previously animated the three main vignettes, but our client requested that I incorporate the text of this portion of his lecture into a single video. Our client provided the little blue mascot, which I animated.

Region of Peel

This video was prepared for The Region of Peel, the area surrounding Toronto, Canada. We were commissioned to explain the concept of energy from waste (EFW). This video, which I designed and animated, explains the actual process.