Hey, I just received this bio... it sounds so a freshly squeezed juice or more like a double mocha...

"Ulrike Kerber, Principal and Creative Director at Viva Design Inc., is the diva of fresh, fearless, sometimes stormy and often sunny media with a chance of glitter!  Her work can be seen on tv, dvds, ipad apps, movie features and video walls.  Clients ask Ulrike for branding ideas, style frames, animations, promos and television network package design.
Ulrike [Ool-ree-ke] has also directed and animated stop-motion titles and ipad apps for pre-schoolers. She hosts Creativity Sessions for companies, schools, kids at risk groups and Creative Nights at her studio.  Ulrike loves images, the capturing of moments and the visual stories that evoke powerful emotions.  She thinks out of-the-box, enjoys what is different, fashionable, whimsical or elegant.  She's a pianist, a world traveler, multilingual and dances salsa in Cuba.  She has an Emmy Nomination and awards from the Art Directors Club, NY Festival, Omni, BDA/Promax and others."
Wow, I wish I knew her! 

We will show work and experimental animations this Thursday at our open house.  If you can't come in person, just call me for a project proposal.

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love. create. inspire.

Open House.
at Viva Design in Downtown Santa Barbara

Thursday, March 6th, 6-9 pm
Viva Design shows animations
Two wonderful photographers will show their work: Anna Jockisch and Nik Blaskovitch.

Live music with jazz musicians, wine and appetizers.  Please RSVP.


Creative Nights.

While the outcome of these sessions may be fun to look at, the important part here is the process and the joy of creating something new, possibly learning a new technique. Below is the outcome of a creative night at Viva in February where we drew animation loops, a great intro for people who don't know much about animation. 
Every time we are doing something different at the creative night. I love animation...especially is so meditative: you literally have to stay in the present and you cannot think just a second about the future or the past, otherwise you make a mistake!

kinetic animation exercise
kinetic animation exercise



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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