Hey, do you want to do something you have never done before?  
The next creative night will be this week Thursday, the 20th.  We will animate and play with kinetic typography. This event is open for whoever is curious and likes to explore something new.  I encourage not to limit yourself and do not want to hear the "I am not so creative" or "I can't draw"...Please rsvp quick as possible, seating is limited! This is going to be fun, tadah!

The Viva Design site is updated with some new animation and design projects from earlier this year for E! TV And Disney JR/Riverstreet productions. Please check it out! 
This April I will talk again at the festival Lucidity about the topic "creativity":  Why is the creative spirit abundant in childhood, but seems to get lost in adulthood (more precisely in Highschool) you ever wonder ? Sir Ken Robinson's and Malcom Gladwell have some great observations about this.  We will talk about those and what inhibits creative outcome and what excels it.  I find it important to always challenge myself to be edgy, different, outrageous or silly... plus the biggest challenge to stay focused and stay unique. If you spend too much time checking out the competition you may eventually end up looking like them. And if you spend too much time with facebook, ...
well anyway, get on with it and come this thursday!
love. create. inspire.  


PS: Please check out the beautiful animation at the kinetic vimeo channel, see below. 

Creative Night at Viva Design in Downtown Santa Barbara
Thursday, February 20th, 6-9 pm
Topic:  Kinetic and Sequential Type animation. You do not need to have experience for this. Kinetic type is the technical name for "moving text", an animation technique mixing motion and text to express ideas using video animation.  A text is presented over time in a manner intended to convey or evoke a particular idea or emotion.
Bring a drink or snack to share!



Viva Design generates out-of the box ideas and produces motion graphics that are simpler, smarter, more memorable, playful, sparkly, fast and furious...  

commercials, company videos, promos, titles, image campaigns

Viva Design Inc. was founded in 1998 by Ulrike Kerber. Based in Santa Barbara, California, it has won awards and nominations such as The Television Academy Emmy nomination, New York Festival, BDA, Omni Awards, Type Directors' Club Award, and Art Director's Club Award. In addition to its own Love to Read brand, Viva Design has produced branding for clients such as ABC, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon-Noggin, Travel Channel, Warner Brothers and Oprah's OWN. For more information, please visit

For any inquiries about workshops or broadcast design please contact:
Ulrike Kerber, creative director,

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Kids learn the use of stopmotion animation as creative tool and an excellent exercise in persistence and staying in the moment.    
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