Rohan Patrick McDonald

The Designers

The Designers

Made at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “The Designers” is a short animated film centering on two creatures, both dwelling like hermit crabs, one in an over aestheticized house and one in a simple mountain. It quickly becomes clear the concern for aesthetics begins to outweigh peace or quiet.  

Animation Excerpts


Initial Style Frames

Concept, Direction, Design, Animation, Sound: Rohan McDonald

Features/Awards: Wine after Coffee, Vimeo Staff Pick, 2nd Place Adobe Design Awards