Sean Eno is a design thinker, conceiving and guiding intelligent creative solutions, especially in motion design and functional visual identity. Sean is well-experienced in broadcast design, film, and animation. He is a Creative Director at Chimney NYC, where he guides projects and helps win new work.
I love this statement about simplicity from Sir Norman Foster:
I think it’s a search for… legibility. It’s a search for a simple analog experience in a digital world. So how do you somehow, through a complex process, distill it down? It’s a bit like somebody saying, "I can write you an essay, I can write you a long letter," but to write a poem - that’s a tough one. So how do you distill all that complexity down so that, for the people who reallly matter, you make it as great an experience as you can?
Sean began his post-architecture-school career in animation at the legendary Pixel Liberation Front, where he created 3d architectural renderings, feature film previsualization, and quite a lot of flying logos & objects for TV commercials. He continued on to a multifaceted freelance career, first as a 3d animator and then as a motion graphics designer, ever watchful for opportunities to reduce the complexity. He has also been maker of short films, a photographer, and freelance creative director. Sean was raised by Southerners… in Connecticut. He now lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
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The world is interesting enough as it is; I don’t like to overcomplicate it. I prefer to share the process openly at each stage, and as frequently as possible.
I like to join in the discussion as early as possible in the creative process - listening, helping define the goals, and shaping the solutions from start to completion
I much prefer clean, sharp solutions over elaborate, effects-heavy extravaganzas.