No Claus for Concern
Around November 2019, I had started playing around with some holiday character designs and then had the funny idea of Santa Claus busting into someone’s house, only to find out that they were Jewish.
Growing up surrounded by Santa, and knowing it is my legacy to once day put on the red hat, I wanted to make a more cartoon-like character. I wanted to build something simple, with exaggerated proportions that felt huggable and cute, but awkward and uncomfortable.
It was a short, fun project to occupy my time before the holidays and play with composing an animation to play on instagram stories. Instagram stories have a limitation of 15 seconds, so I had to pre-plan my scenes to make sure that the cuts from clip to clip were deliberate.