Darlings – I Love You Too

Sit back and enjoy the best two minutes and thirty-two seconds of your day.

Director Ricardo Villavicencio and Ben Hill combine forces to bring together this remarkable music video for Darlings. I’ve admired Ricardo’s work for a long time. Ricardo’s designs have appeared in countless mood boards, including my own. His work exudes confidence and charisma. Even when working with the simplest of imagery, Ricardo has the uncanny ability to fill his work with emotion and weight.

And Ben Hill… I love Ben Hill. If there were an animation draft Ben would be my first pick.

Ben has an opinion, impeccable taste and the skills to back it up. Most importantly, in a sea of mediocrity, Ben is paving his own way and doing his own thing. He chooses not just to follow the trends but make new ones. We need more Ben Hills!

Together with additional help from Luis Suarez and Patricio Molina they put together this spot-on example of what happens when stunning design meets excellent timing.


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Joe Donaldson

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Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.