Hello, I’m mugwert. 

I design stuff for people. Click around and checkout my work.

Stop Asian Hate Poster Design

Procreate + Illustrator + Photoshop - 2021

I collaborated with 4 artists from around the globe to design this poster.
I designed the type, and illustrated some of the elements. I worked with Suzie (@laughandbelly) to composite drafts for the final composition.

The poster was made available to purchase full resolution at the link below to be printed by the buyer.

Link to gumroad with more info>> here.

Artists include:
Suzie Tan Si Qi (@laughandbelly) / Mel Christy (@melchristyillustration) /
Darius Cheong (@dariusdraws) / Brian Gabrillo (@bgabrillo) / Mike Wert (@mugwert)


2D Animation + Motion Graphics + Compositing - 2020

I designed and executed animations used in several scenes for the music video for “DORA” by Tierra Whack. 
Directed by conceptual artist Alex Da Corte.
Produced by Scott Ross.

Below I break down the scenes. 

Check out the full video here!

Shadow Puppet Scene:

For this scene I animated a group of lip synced shadow puppets to Tierra’s lyrics.

Here are the animated frames.

I hand drew each of the frames in Procreate and used time remapping (shown below) in AE to match the phoenetic positions to the audio.

But it wasn’t that simple. In order to give the shadow animations realistic movement I filmed some reference videos of the shadow puppets using a projector IRL. These videos came in handy as reference for the 3D artist who would later be overlaying animations of Tierra’s hands.

Here’s what the final composited shot with 3D animation overlay looks like.

Garfield Scene:

For this scene I animated and composited the mouths of inanimate Garfield cats. I also animated the green money characters.

First I designed enough phoenetic mouth positions to articulate the lyrics. Next, I mapped out corresponding frames to mouth positions.

Here’s a look at the composited frames, which actually live inside of a wooden pumpkin.

View the animated frames here

Hand drawn frames for dollar sign character animations.

Here are the slowed down animated frames.

Owl Scene:

For this scene I designed the text in Procreate. I then completed the text animation in both Procreate & After Effects. Using a combination of hand drawn frames and smooth keyframing in AE I was able to acheive the desired feel and match the timing of the lyrics.

I also animated the owl’s beak with photo manipulation on the frames where it was visible.

View the animated frames here



3D type + Illustration + Image Manipulation - 2020-2021

Clare Gillen approached me to design elements for Maty Noyes single artwork, album cover, and social media, ranging from illustrations and embellished images, to 3D type.

Photography and image manipulation by Clare.


Package Design + Illustration - 2020

Chimney Beer approached me to be their ongoing
artist for package design on their canned line of beer.