Design: WTF!? Animation & the Art of Storytelling

Talk will also feature former student/Burlington designer, Coumba Winfield. Come discuss the art, tech and structure of computer animation. Bring questions, work to show and discuss or simply show up with a sense of curiosity about the state of Animation, where it's been and where it's going.


$5 AIGA Members & Students

$10 Non Members

FREE for Masters’ in Emergent Media at Champlain College students


Daniel Houghton directs the Animation Studio at Middlebury College where he teaches 3D Computer Animation and leads small teams of undergraduate students through collaborative animation production projects.

One his latest animation shorts, Estrellita, (or Little Star) tells a piercing story about the constant threat of family separation and deportation for undocumented farmworkers in Vermont. Seen through the eyes of a little girl growing up on a dairy farm, the story begins in an idyllic wonderland of childhood adventure that turns dark when a powerful force raids the farm to capture her father.

His animations have screened internationally in Europe, Asia, Africa; domestically in New York and Los Angeles; and online at The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Wired, PBS and Vimeo Staff Picks. He is currently working on an animated short called The Bone Fish, about a mother of two seeking an abortion.


Today is arguably one of the most exciting times, and let's face it—overwhelming times—to be a designer. From problem-solving in health care to bringing about social change in society, design is exploding and constantly changing. AIGA Vermont is excited to bring a new series focused on these issues and discussions around emerging trends and the future of design. Please join us for monthly talks by local and national design champions to inspire and educate in the areas of social design, healthcare design, game design, exhibit design, government design, UX, AR/VR, and more! Sponsored by the Masters’ in Emergent Media at Champlain College.

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When & Where
Tue, Nov 5, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Kestrel Coffee Roasters
47 Maple Street
Burlington, VT 05401