Hello - I'm Chris Gannon, a freelance interactive motion designer, animator, illustrator and coder.
I live and work in the UK in beautiful Hampshire countryside with a terrific wife, some cool children and a naughty beagle.
Originally an After Effects video animator I now specialise in SVG web animation, UI, UX and interactive design. I'm comfortable at any stage of the creation process from concept, storyboard and illustration to design, code and build; micro interactions, logo and icon animations, explanimations (love that word) and interactive art are also my areas of speciality.
Over my career I've worked with a lot of the big players - BBC, Google, Microsoft and Amazon and most recently my work was recognised by the CSS Design Awards - they awarded me the best Code Wrangler for two years running (2015 and 2016).
My work made the top ten most hearted pens of 2016 on CodePen and my animations are featured in the Best Of Web Design 2016 on UpLabs. I'm also a featured artist on Giphy and Ello with over 10 million views to date. Look if I can't brag here where can I?!
Contributing to open source is important to me - it's a way of giving back to the community that always helps me when I need it. I also have my own store where you can buy a hand picked selection of my work and I'm proud to be rated a 5 star author on CodeCanyon.
I'm an advanced GreenSock Animation Platform (GSAP) designer/developer, often contributing functionality to the platform itself and I'll sometimes speak at conferences and give workshops on web animation and interaction design. I've also appeared on countless podcasts and been interviewed for several articles on interactive design.
My core values lie in both the form and the function, I teach and learn in equal measure and I always try to inject humour, depth, quality and meaning into all areas of my work, although sometimes if something just looks cool then that's fine by me. As a species we are driven by aesthetically pleasing forms - it doesn't matter how well something works if it's not attractive in the first place. It took me a long time to learn and accept this!
Innovation and variation are my driving forces and are woven into my fabric. Along with tea and perfectly looping GIFs.