Hi there! I'm Mike Tosetto, a Motion Designer based in Sydney, Australia. I love to create animation, 3D and videos.

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Mike Tosetto

I'm obsessed with motion design. I love bringing imagery to life using animation, 3D and video as my creative toolset.

I get excited by all kinds of motion design, from traditional hand-drawn animation, right through to feature-film visual-effects. I believe the combination of moving pictures with sound is one of the most powerful ways to trigger an emotional reaction from an audience.

The projects I work on include promo animations, television commercials and animated infographics for a diverse range of clients. Every brief is unique so I approach each project differently.

Please check out my showreel and featured work to the left for a sample of my motion design style.

I'm currently employed full time as the Senior Motion Designer for Interbrand, a multi-award winning studio in Sydney and the Campaign Asia-Pacific Specialist Agency of the Year for 2011. Interbrand works with a variety of brands including Telstra, Alzheimer's Australia and Griffin Theatre to name a few. We do great work and have great studio culture. I'm proud to be part of the team.

I'm also a co-founder and the motion designer for Bestia, a three man collective who make moving images with sound. We've worked on projects for FBi Radio, Cyclic Defrost* Magazine, Shades of Gray, Ribongia, HAHA Industries and AEG. We've also had our work featured at international digital-design events, including Pause Fest and Video Minuto.

I like to balance commercial work with self-initiated projects to challenge myself and keep things fresh. I'm always interested in hearing about any exciting, upcoming projects.

I'd love to hear from you so if you'd like to say hello, please get in touch.

Skills

An efficient workflow is essential as a motion designer. Many different pieces of software are often used to take a project from start to end.

Below is an outline of the tools I most heavily rely on. I also use a range of different plug-ins and scripts to help achieve the best results.

Software

Passion

I created an After Effects tutorial for Digital Tutors Creative Development series. Read about it via the link below.

Digital Tutors Geometrica tutorial project

'Dragon Clan' was a collaboration I was proud to be a part of. Learn more about it via the link below.

Dragon Clan project

I'm the motion designer for Bestia, a creative, 3 man collective for animation and video projects.

Bestia Collective

Modifi is my music (techno ⁄ didjeridoo) project and has taken me to some awesome places over the years.

Modifi

Recommendations

Clients and collaborators I've worked with have had some very nice things to say about my motion design. Check out my recommendations via the link below.

LinkedIn recommendations

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Vimeo

You've probably noticed I love Vimeo. This badge below expresses my undying allegiance to the universe's most amazing video platform. If you click it, you'll be taken to my Vimeo profile.

Vimeo

Showreel

Featured videos

Videos

Personal

These videos are some of my personal and self-initiated motion projects.

Commercial

This is some of my commercial work. View the video for details of each project.

  • Video IGLOO
  • IGLOO
  • Identity animation

Stings and Idents

Here are some stings, idents and short animations that I've worked on.

Video Bookworld Video The Botanist Video This City Speaks Video The Great Blandini Video The Poster Collective Video Art Month

Latest news

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March 2014

News

It's not every day you get to be involved in rebranding one of the most visited destinations in Sydney. With over 25 million visitors a year, Darling Harbour is a vibrant, colourful place where the city goes to celebrate.

Interbrand were commissioned by SHFA (Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority) to develop a brand that would build a platform for the future. Based on in depth analysis and strategy, a highly innovative identity was designed to unite the entire precinct under one brand for the first time. SHFA's vision is 'to make extraordinary places the world talks about', so very simply – our objective was to get people talking about this brand. To do this we created the world's first inflatable brand identity. A distinctive idea that clearly and simply connects, without ever feeling corporate or dull.

This isn't just about a new brand identity, but a strategic activation plan that will improve the Darling Harbour experience for everyone. Find out more about this project on Interbrand Australia's website.

To create the balloon typeface, I hand modelled and crafted each individual letter in 3D. We then created a set of useable guidelines for any designers who will use the brand, without needing any knowledge of 3D software. Designers can easily change colours, scale and arrange the letterforms in any configuration they please. As always, for such a big project, I made a video to introduce the new brand to the world. Watch the Darling Harbour video on Vimeo.

The Darling Harbour project has already been featured on many design sites including Brand New, Brandemia and Campaign Brief, but I'm really stoked that the infamous Form Fifty Five gave the work a great review.

In other news, last month I went down to Melbourne for the annual Pause Fest, Australia's most progressive digital festival. An event for the thinkers, practitioners and entrepreneurs of digital culture, Pause Fest inspires a year's worth of work. As always, I had an amazing time and left super motivated. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people and put faces to names. Already looking forward to next year.

Get in touch

I'm always interested in exciting projects. Perhaps you'd just like to say hello. Please use this form and I'll be in touch with you soon.

Brands

I've been fortunate to work on a diverse range of brands as the Senior Motion Designer at Interbrand, along with my own freelance and self-initiated projects. Here is a selection of brands I've worked on from Telstra, the largest Telco in Australia, to FBI Radio, a community radio station, and everything in between.

Brands I've worked on