May 13, 2016

Artist Spotlight: Ned Piyadarakorn

Designer & Animator

We call him Rebel Ned.

The nickname covers a few things that we love about artist, Ned Piyadarakorn — his peripatetic lifestyle, his carefree vibe. But it also describes what we enjoy most about working with this designer. When you give Ned a project, he runs with it and the results often blow your mind in unexpected and provocative ways.

Into the Badlands Main Title Concept Frame

“I have always been intrigued by visual arts and design. I have quite a variety of interests including photography, typography, cinematography, game design, graphic design, animation, visual effects, and interior design. It seems to me that motion graphic design has a bigger chance to allow me to explore most of my interests.” — Ned Piyadarakorn

Made In America Open Title Design

After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design back in 2011, Ned came to Bigstar as an intern. His talent quickly led to a staff position as an animator and designer. With some solid experience under his belt, he set out on his own, making a name for himself at top agencies such as The Mill, Framestore, Loyalkaspar, and Imaginary Forces.

Concept Design Frame for Games of Thrones Season III

Ned is like our very own snowbird. He migrates back to us every year as a key player on some of our most demanding projects. He embodies what we feel is an essential part of our brand — a passion for being fed creative and thought-provoking work. Ned is on the fast track to becoming a rock star creative director or maybe he’ll be designing stories from his native stomping ground in Thailand from a remote local.

We stopped guessing.

Along the way, he says he is most interested in bringing life out of the screen, utilizing motion graphics for augmented reality and experience design. Like we said, Rebel Ned.


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