Raleigh's AIGA Mentorship program aims to pair creative influencers with up-and-coming talent in the Raleigh area to build friendship and knowledge. Kaliq had a variety of passions and was looking for direction. DASH quickly saw the potential for Kaliq to become a Producer because of his organizational abilities, various creative backgrounds and personality traits that made him creatively driven. He decided to test the skills we had worked on to create a short video about DASH and the origins of the company. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Kaliq Ray and hopefully can work together again soon!
Hopscotch Design Festival is a gathering of designers, thinkers, makers, and storytellers who are shaping what’s next right now. DASH had the privilege of making this promotional video for the festival.Read More
Hooray Valentine's Day! We wanted to thank the motion community for all the love and support over this past year. When we started DASH we had one major goal: build a studio around making incredible stuff. To hold ourselves accountable we’re making time for personal projects that share the unique talents of our employees.
This week we’re highlighting Meg Snyder, an illustrator and animator with DASH. Meg graduated from North Carolina State University’s College of Design in May of 2015 as valedictorian and has built an illustrious, idiosyncratic style with all of her work.
We asked her to build a handful of Valentines Day animations that speak to the folks not targeted by Hallmark cards. She came up the four scenarios: the stay at home date with my dog Valentine, the endless wait for Friday night plans, the overzealous boyfriend and the hopelessly failing romantic. Unfortunately, these may be all too realistic scenarios for some; but however you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day, you’ll at least have an animated .gif from DASH.
When Cory and I decided we were keen on starting an animation and motion design studio in Raleigh, North Carolina we had no idea if it would last a year or a lifetime. Given the unstable nature of starting a small business, defining our brand was low on a growing list of priorities. But now, sixty projects later, we’re finding our groove, growing our team and redefining our brand. We love the name DASH, but we needed a kick; we needed some energy. So with the help of good friend and branding connoisseur Zack Davenport, we’re breaking down DASH to its core and building a system that’s representative of our personality and more importantly our work. We’re looking forward to sharing more over the coming months, but for now, check out our new logo and brand teaser. Many thanks to sound designers Wesley Slover and Ambrose Yu for their hot sound design.