thomas Gugel.
three seconds.
Studio für Gestaltung & Animation

Three-seconds is the portfolio of Award winning Digital Artist & Motion Designer Thomas Gugel. He is currently working as a Freelancer with a studio in Cologne, Germany. Available worldwide.

Thomas Gugel is a design-driven Art-Director and Digital Artist based on a firm believe in the importance of concept and meaning. With almost ten years of experience in broadcast and brand-design he offers a strong foundation in the process of developing and layouting an entire crossmedia design-package & design-system. In every project he offers a deep Artistic-Research providing the client with compiled insights to help for a better communication of their message. Paired with a diploma-degree in Design, his affinity for technical details in the Animation/Production process and his increased awareness of economically & ecologically worthwhile project management, he is able to accompany projects throughout the entire process – from the first idea to the last frame rendered.

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Thomas Gugel

Digital Artist

Working philosophy & project management

In addition to years of practical experience in the Design-Thinking ideation process I am a certified Scrum-Master (PSM-I) for agile project management, to add a variety of tools to the classical PM within a design-driven environment.

Although I am not available for pure project management, this knowledge serves my belief in the importance of a content-aware PM to support the creative process and aim towards a time and cost efficient, respectful, satisfying and sustainable design development – for all participants involved.

Scalable Network

Depending on the project size I often team up with a few very special folks & friends with their own and unique design superpowers I very much appreciate. Not only for the better overall outcome of the final Design & Animation – more because design is always a team effort. And it is just more fun while playing idea ping pong.

Capabilities
Network Branding

Title Design

3D

Ideation & Concept

Artistic Research

Design Consultant & Workflow Automation

Process
1. Research

Foundation and first step in every Project.
Seperate available from design & layout work.

2. Concept & Layout

Brand Development
Logo and Identity
Brand Style Guides

3. Production

Website Design
App Design
Digital Product Design

Tools used

3D: Maxon Cinema 4D, Side FX Houdini
Render: Redshift, Octane
Design & Layout, Animation: Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, After Effects
Editing: DaVinci Resolve
Scripting: Visual Studio, PyCharm
Languages: JS (AE & ExtendScript), phyton (C4D), vex (Houdini), c#, php, nuxtJS (basics)

Awards
2022
New York Festival
Silver Winner for ZDFNeo Idents
2021
International Eyes & Ears Awards
Best Title Design Schwarze Adler
EBU Connect Awards
Gold Winner for ZDF heute App
EBU Connect Awards
Gold Winner for ZDFNeo Idents
Spotlight Festival
Silber Winner for ZDFNeo Teaser
2019
Animago Awards
Nominee for Best Motion Design Gunee Homme
German Brand Award
Winner for phoenix Redesign
2018
German Brand Award
Winner for VRM: Herz und Puls von Rhein-Main
German Design Award
Winner for VRM: Herz und Puls von Rhein-Main
2017
Art Directors Club (ADC)
Silver Award 2017 for BR Rundschau redesign
University
Eyes & Ears Junior Showcase
Animated Short Paste of Love
ITVA Award Gold
Winner for Paste of Love
Press
Article
Digital Production Issue 6/2019
Compilation
Best of Stash 2019: Brand Films
Article
Ausgezeichnet für Markenauftritt und neues Design
Reel
Redshift Demo Reel 2019
participating with Gunee Homme
Directly or teamed up with Agencys, honored to work on projects for

Bayerischer Rundfunk

Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Südwestrundfunk

phoenix

ZDF / ZDFNeo

ARD Degeto

Broadview Pictures

Odeon Fiction

Bantry Bay Productions

Trivago

NTV

SuperRTL

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Scalable Network

Depending on the project size I often team up with a few very special folks & friends with their own and unique design superpowers I very much appreciate. Not only for the better overall outcome of the final Design & Animation – more because design is always a team effort. And it is just more fun while playing idea ping pong.

Process
1. Artistic Research

Foundation and first step in every Project.
Seperate available from design & layout work.

2. Concept

Brand Development
Logo and Identity
Brand Style Guides

3. Layout

Website Design
App Design
Digital Product Design

4. Production

Website Design
App Design
Digital Product Design