Deborah Ho

About

 

Hello There!

I'm Deb, a designer, animator and illustrator from Sydney. 

I love clever concepts, obnoxious puns and translating simple briefs into dynamic and thoughtful concepts.

As a freelance designer and animator, I’ve worked on designs for clients such as Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Disney, McAfee, Subaru, Telstra, Fair Work Ombudsman, BT Super, Ray White and City of Sydney as well as the shows Kazoops and Bottersnikes and Gumbles.

In 2013, from over 800 national entries, I was chosen to participate in a week long short film shoot conducted by Samsung and NIDA, mentored by Baz Luhrmann. I took on the role as costume and production designer for “The Pilgrim Report” which premiered at the Sydney Opera House’s 40th Anniversary celebrations. In 2014, I was a contributing editor for Australia’s biggest creative career network, The Loop, where I wrote rather unconventional muses and valuable insights into the design industry from a young creative’s perspective. The following year, I was an episodic designer at Mighty Nice for the show Bottersnikes and Gumbles, now available to watch on Netflix.

In 2016, I was a Fiver at Google's Creative Lab in Sydney, making fun creative experiments within the realms of tech and design. Between 2017 and 2018, I moved to London and worked with The Line Animation, for clients such as Gucci, Doritos, Unilever, Blizzard, Chucklefish and BBC.

I’m currently the art director/co-founder of Little Literature Co. with my creative half, Annabel – our first product Talu Tales is available for pre-order now!

 

Experience

2017—Present Co-founder/Art Director at Little Literature Co.
2013—Present Freelance 2D Animator, Designer and Illustrator
2017—18
Motion Designer and Comp Lead at The Line Animation
2017 Designer at For The People
2016—17 Fiver at Google's Creative Lab
2015—16 Designer and Animator at ZSpace
2014—15 Concept Artist at Mighty Nice
2014—15 Contributing Editor at The Loop
2013—14 Designer and Animator at The Explainers
2013 Costume and Production Designer for “The Pilgrim Report” (Samsung/NIDA)

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Awards and Recognition

2019
Frankie Magazine Good Stuff Award Winner (Design Category)
Talu Tales with Little Literature Co.

2018

Gold Kinsale Shark Award (Design - International)
Gucci Hallucinations with The Line Animation

Vimeo Staff Pick
Gucci Hallucinations with The Line Animation

ADGA Distinction Awards in Design Crafts/typography
Ball & Doggett with For The People Agency

Peabody-Facebook Futures of Media Award for Excellence in Digital Storytelling: Mobile
Editions at Play with Google Creative Lab and Visual Editions

2015
Alice’s Wanderland selected for UTS’ Library Special Collection

2013
Samsung’s “The Shoot” Design Winner

2012
Adobe Scholarship Award Finalist

Contact

I'm always keen to talk about awesome ideas and projects, so if you have one, reach me through my email deb@deborahho.com or connect with me on Linkedin or Twitter