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Designer Spotlight with Tal Uliel

Get to know designer Tal Uliel as he shares his inspiration, musings, and creative path

Tell us about yourself.

My name is Tal, I’m a 27 year old freelance motion designer based in Jerusalem, and a recent graduate of Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design.

Which design topics are you most passionate about?

I’m most passionate about motion design and animation, I’m always trying to adapt aesthetics and looks from the physical graphic design world.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Before I started studying design, I used to paint murals and do graffiti, which I really miss and hope to do more of when I have free time.

Share a project / exhibition / creative person / anything that you found recently and sparked your imagination.

I've been consistently inspired by the work of animation director Ariel Costa. What makes his style truly unique is his ability to infuse motion into the world of collage, seamlessly blending digital and analog elements.

What’s the hardest thing about being a designer?

The most daunting aspect of being a designer is the delicate balance between one's creative vision and meeting the specific needs and desires of clients. As designers, we function as service providers, and it can be challenging to maintain a professional approach while preserving our creative essence.

What’s the best thing about being a designer?

For me, the best aspect of being a designer is the opportunity to be part of a global community that shares a passion for creativity and design. It's not just a profession; it's a worldwide network of like-minded individuals.

What's the best advice you've received (and from whom)?

One invaluable piece of advice I've received, which came from several friends who, like me, started in the graffiti scene and later became designers or artists, is to "trust the process." At times, it can be challenging to visualize the end goal or articulate your creative aspirations. However, it's crucial to remember that your unique journey and path are understood best by you alone. Trusting the process and maintaining unwavering dedication is key to achieving your creative goals.

What do you do when you feel stuck and uninspired?

I usually take a long walk in my neighborhood while listening to music.

Recommend a book / movie / TV series / podcast / playlist to our readers

I highly recommend "Mild Animals" on NTS radio, hosted by Phil Nesco and Free The Robots — one of my favorite musicians. The show offers a diverse and surprising selection of music from various genres and regions across the globe.

Thank you Tal!


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