Hello, I'm Arielle Ray and I'm a motion graphics journalist.
Some of my best work excerpts wrapped up in a tidy 1 minute long package
Donald Trump has agreed to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. If the meeting actually happens, Trump will be the first sitting US president ever to meet with a North Korean leader. If Trump succeeds in making progress on North Korean denuclearization, it will be a huge, history-changing moment. But diplomats are worried about the meeting. They worry the US will end up giving Kim Jong Un the one thing he really wants: a photograph.
The Future of Money
I art directed this series and did the animated portions for the video above. To watch the whole series, click here.
Bitcoin, blockchains, and the future of money
I art directed this series and did the animated portions for the video below. To watch the whole series, click here.
I was really inspired by Bitcoin being based on such ancient concepts, so I took inspiration from old tech, more specifically the Commodore computer. I wanted everything to have a subtle collage feel to speak to the fact that even in cutting edge technology, nothing is ever truly new.
Future of Money Title Screen
The intro titles had to be more generic that my animations for The Future of Monay, because they had to fit all 5 videos in the series. I wanted to play with sharp lines and geometry and create a feeling of an inevitable forward movement. The quick cuts and intersection of technology and nature really speaks to the series as a whole.
Wonder woman, Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones, Xena Warrior Princess; one of these armors is not like the others. "Boob Armor" is a breastplate with actual breasts in it. It might look great, but it could actually kill its wearer. This is all original reporting, animation, illustration and interviews.
Replika is a chatbot that creates a digital representation of you. It's strange and fascinating -- but the story behind it is even better. This piece is a mini doc collaboration where I had to make a chatbot that learns to mimic you seem more human. It was my firt foray into frame by frame.
Plants & Air Quality
How do houseplants clean the air? A 1989 NASA study explains exactly how plants remove toxins from air by trapping them in their leaves, soil, and roots, and which houseplants clean air the best. The study was designed to test air purification systems for the space station.
March 8th is International Women's Day, and U.S. women have a strike planned. But exactly how effective are women's strikes in achieving equality?
Everyone hates NAFTA. But what was NAFTA actually supposed to do? I illustrated some vibrant produce and created maps to show the tangible side of an incredibly complicated policy.
In America’s prisons, Hepatitis C levels have reached epidemic proportions. New drugs can cure Hep C, but prisons, with no access to medicare, can definitely not afford them. I worked off of a WSJ reporter’s feature to script an make this video
Coretta Scott King
In 1986, when Jeff Sessions was nominated for US district judge for the Southern District of Alabama, Coretta Scott King wrote a strong objection to his nomination, addressed to Congress. Now, as president-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet pick for attorney general, Sessions faces renewed opposition from civil rights groups.
NFL Head Trauma
Luxury Foods Google
One millennial who provides all of the 5 star restaurants in NY with their exotic ingredients. I got to play around with botanical illustrations for this piece, making mushrooms grow and flowers sway.
The Hit Broadway show Hamilton has some serious hip hop roots. Part of a SND award winning interactive that explores the rhyme schemes in Hamilton, and the raps songs that inspired them. I created this based on WSJ Visuals’ team reporting
Zika, Dengue, Malaria, can we just get rid of mosquitoes already? I made mosquitoes buzz and their wings move in this retro looking piece that explores mosquitoes’ place in the food chain.
Lego produces a staggering number of pieces every year, despite that, they’re struggling to meet demand. I did this in FCPX and illustrated over 50 separate lego pieces.
What do steroids do to your body? This video is part 1 of a series about doping that came out during the summer olympics. It explores the effects of testosterone boosters.