Rigging and Layout: Bitmoji TV

In 2019, I had the unique opportunity to work on a very special project. You might be familiar with Bitmoji originally called Bitstrips, that was acquired by Snap Inc in 2016. It is an app that allows you to make your own avatar and then have it be featured in a bunch of funny stories in comic strip form. However in 2019, a new idea was in the making. They were hiring animators, designers and production artists in order to create an animated Bitmoji series, in which you and your friend's avatar go on an animated adventure. This was later featured on Snap stories.

It was a short, but fruitful contract, just over half a year of production. I got to work on some characters, props and lots of layouts. Here are some examples of my work.

Character Rigging

Creating an animatable "Cyberdonker" rig from an existing concept design


These are vector based layouts created in Animate by following the concept designs closely.

An animated version of the Club above but with a robotic POV

Here is an example of a Bitmoji TV episode