March 2015
Issue No. 77

Some of you may know that in a short amount of time elephants could be extinct. Around 35.000 elephants and rhinos are killed each year by ivory poachers. developed an airborne surveillance technology that is already used in military applications around the world.  Aled Miles, who is a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and serves on Chelsea Clinton's private "Elephant Action Network" asked us to create a spot that describes this technology. We had only a few days from ideation, style frames to final animation, because the 3 minute video had to be ready for a meeting with government officials yesterday. I hope this project gets off the ground quickly, so that the elephant population stays up.

We love creating spots like this, because they serve a greater purpose and help to inform the public. The animation makes it easier to understand the technology. If you are interested in communicating complex ideas via animation, we may be able to help you and love to hear from you!


Let's help preserve elephants and rhinos and spread the word!



creative director, Viva Design Inc.  


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Conservation24 - Elephant Conservation PSA
Conservation24 - Elephant Conservation PSA



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

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