Intro Video

Yeah Haus for Felicity House

When Yeah Haus had the opportunity to work with Felicity House, a non-profit space for women with Autism, we jumped at the opportunity. The art direction and illustration work I’ve done for this project is a highlight of my career.

The visuals needed to have an understanding and nuance of the intended audience, but also be smart and stylish to reflect adult women living in NYC. We were encouraged to focus on the details of the space, and create an impression of the space, without being overly literal. Some of these initial concepts stayed throughout, but mostly just the palette and painterly style moved onto the next stages of development.

Character Design

We had a unique challenge of trying to allow the women to imagine themselves in the space without actually seeing any person that may not represent their gender identity, race or body type. That sensitivity was really important throughout, so we stuck to only seeing the staff members as full body characters. When we do see a representation of the autistic women, they are cropped shots of hands or feet. Below are a few designs of the staff members.

Typography

When designing the type we wanted to keep it personal, friendly and artistic so we chose a hand drawn font and animated in a written style. We also wanted to embellish the font with painterly effects, as well as some florals to match with the aesthetic of the video.

Credits

Direction: Yeah Haus
Creative Director: Chad Thompson
Art Direction/Illustration: Michelle Ouellette
Animation: Juan Buscarons, Andrew Embury, Sara Bennett, Chad Thompson
Copywriter: Adam Burkett
Voice Over: Celia Aurora de Blas