Motion designer / visual artist specialising in parallax animation + video manipulation for your Spotify Canvas needs.
Hi guys, my name is Des - If you have an idea for a Spotify Canvas, I can help you bring it to life! I specialise in parallax animation. This means I can take your existing album artwork / still photos and animate them to have subtle movement in 3D space.
I can work with your music video or green screen footage - tweaking it to feel trippy, broken, glitchy, or anything else you can think of. I can also create vibrant trippy loops that can pulse to the music, rotate infinitely or feel like they are always moving through a space.
A great starting point is to send me any artwork, photos, videos or animation that you like, then we can discuss expectations and what's possible.
Rate is $225 per canvas. This Includes 2 feedback changes for you if desired.
For an additional $50 I can provide a full length version of same loop suitable for Youtube (16x9)
1) Ideation based on your brief and our conversation
2) Share first concept
3) Development of concept or formation of a new idea
4) Feedback taken and changes applied
5) Final canvas shared
Looking forward to meeting and helping some great new artists!
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
19 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Des
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All great again. Thank you!
Des was incredible, they took my footage and made it into a living, dynamic visual!
I trusted Des for the second time to do my canvas artwork for my new single on Spotify. She immediately captured the feel that I wanted and came up with a great idea in no time. Communication was smooth and Des was always easily accessible. Highly recommended!
I loved working with Des he immediately understood what I wanted and delivered the canvas in no time . Very talented ,
Working with Des has been a pleasure from the beginning to the very end. It is always quite difficult to share ideas with other people and to make yourself clear about what you are thinking about, but Des has been very attentive to my artistic requests and attuned very quickly to my creative mindset, and the final result has been achieved after just a few revisions.
Des is not only a highly-skilled canvas creator, Des is an artist.
I was really happy with Des work on my canvas short video. She captured the feeling of my song and came up with a wonderful piece of work. She was quick to respond and communication was smooth. I highly recommend Des :)
Awesome work 👏
an amazing artist that delivers very quickly! also very accommodating :)
working with Des was fantastic! he understood my vision perfectly and exceeded my expectations. and he works FAST!
10/10 absolutely recommend
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My very first time tweaking knobs with Des but hopefully not the last time. Thumbs up!
We had Des work up a canvas for Blue River Baby Band 'BRBB' in New Zealand, Totally professional and a great communicator. We'll totally hire Des again on other projects, Des deserves a Guinness
Great work and very helpful with the technology
Great work and super-fast response! Would hire again!
Awesome service and quick turnaround time. Was really happy with the canvas Des made for me. Cheers!
Des did an amazing job with my Canvas, was quick, efficient, has an eye for quality, asked all the right questions and provided a great finished project, not stopping until I was delighted. I will definitely work with him again! HIGHLY recommend!
Des is awesome! He worked with me to adapt my existing album artwork into a beautiful canvas. Incredibly fast turnaround time and communication. Will definitely come back to Des for my next canvas!
It was very fast and efficient to work with Des! She feels your taste and helps immediately, recommended!
Really fast and easy to work with! Highly Recommend!!
Des has made two canvases for me. He is super professional and easy to deal with. I love his artistic choices and couldn't be happier with the canvases he made for me. It helps my tracks stand out, And I’m really proud of how they appear in Spotify. He works quickly and the quality of his work is top notch. I’ll definitely be using him in the future!
Interview with Des
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New Mandalus music and several Spotify canvases
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both have a place
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Doing all that I can to deliver what we discussed, and make changes until they are totally satisfied!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Solving problems with creativity
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Every customer is unique
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I don't know of any
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Be very clear about what they're looking for
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Think about what you really want, write it out clearly, collect artwork, photos and references of other material you like. Having all that at the beginning is a great starting point for any project.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Solar power generator, water filter, acoustic guitar, laptop, headphones,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Began in music in 2006, transitioned to photographer, videographer and video editor around 2011, added motion design to the mix around 2017 and have really refined my skills during the pandemic. I shoot a lot of real world content such as sport documentaries and I'm always producing music as a hobby.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Each client looks for something unique, but overall if I was just creating for myself I'd say trippy.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone form Blink 182 as they were my first love in music back in the early 2000's
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A Spotify canvas
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Solving problems in creative ways
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm very proud of everything I have produced for Mandalus as I created all the audio and visual elements. I aim to develop this into a full audio visual experience in the years to come.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use clean high quality source material
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Show up every day and work! Inspired or not, for a client or for myself, I always find a way get started and the process just takes care of itself. The rest is a trade secret!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I used the Adobe creative suite to produce visual content. For audio I use Logic Pro X. Hardware includes 2019 5K iMac (3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 with 40GB of RAM). Audio interface is universal audio Apollo x4 with Focal Shape Twin monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Even though my listing is as a Canvas Designer, I also produce music as Mandalus. Artists that inspire me include Jon Hopkins, Max Cooper and Tame Impala, but my style is influenced by everything that I listen to.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: 2D motion design, animation and visual effects.