Yay...we received a lot of press regarding the animations we created for the new Las Vegas attraction, the Hi Linq roller. The world's tallest ferris wheel will officially open this memorial day.  In the entrance area we have two super-wide scale projections, one called "Elvis" (re-formatted version) and one called "Dancers", more info here:
Animation World Network
Animation Magazine
SB Independent 


A feature article about Viva Design's work is in the SB Newspress (live-style section) today, please check it out when you have a chance.     

Do you want to know why you need to be an artist, live or die? Even if you decide to be a lawyer, doctor or plumber? I will talk about why creating art and being an artist is a must in the new connection economy (at least according to Seth Godin, who always knows everything:). After reading that book I have a new definition of "artist". The talk will be at the ever classic fishbon salon today. Be there. I count on you. 




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Events and Workshops:

Fishbon Salon:
I will speak at lucidity festival about how producing art and creativity is a required and demanded in the new connection economy.
Wednesday, May 21st, 8 pm, Fishbon-Pescedrome, 101 S. Quarantina, SB  
Next Creative Night at Viva Design:
We will create characters and objects out of recycled materials and will stop motion animate them
in the style of our famous papercup characters.
Thursday, May 29th, 5.30pm to 9pm
This is a free event, please bring food, drink and ideas to share.
Rsvp required.
Yes, Inga and I will be teaching a summer camp again in stop motion!
I am looking forward to that one! It will be at Vita Arts in Ventura, June 16-20th from 1-4pm.
Geared towards teens ages 13 and up, we will demonstrate how you can animate with various different gadgets (low tech/high tech) and create your own titles, animations, stories.



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

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 www.VivaDesign.com.

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

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Vivakids is part of Viva Design studios, a lab and think tank where designers, artists and kids work together in multiple ways to express creativity.  We stimulate divergent thinking by using one topic at a time (for example the Alphabet) and generate many different ideas about the topic.
Kids learn the use of stopmotion animation as creative tool and an excellent exercise in persistence and staying in the moment.    
Vivakids' DVDs and ipad apps are must-have learning tools for your thriving child today.