Seth Eckert Interview – 50 States (Kentucky)

May, 2017
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Seth Eckert – “Kentucky is a beautiful place, with great people”

This week Creative Chair is in Kentucky with Seth Eckert for the 9th instalment of our 50 States series.

Seth has produced some beautiful illustrations and animation for high-profile clients.

You can see more from Seth Eckert on Behance.

Animation by Seth Eckert

Tell us a little bit more about yourself and what you do.

I am a director, animator, and illustrator. Currently, I run – a small collaborative animation shop. We’ve worked on projects for a handful of named brands and continue to get to do more exciting stuff every day!

“My goal is to always treat everyone with the same respect and professionalism I would want if I worked for myself”

How has your state influenced the work that you do?

Kentucky is a beautiful place, with great people. Primarily I’d say it’s influenced the way I do business and the goals I set my heart on. My goal is to always treat everyone with the same respect and professionalism I would want if I worked for myself.

The 78th 366 Award goes to Seth Eckert for his outstanding creative work.

Animation by Seth Eckert

Of your own work, what is your favourite project and why?

It’s tough to pick just one since I have had fun on lots of projects. The collaborative project we did for The Furrow has been one as it was the most diverse project I’ve gotten to work on. The work I did on the Facebook Reactions would have to be a front runner. Just knowing how many people my work has reached is pretty neat.

And finally, if you died and got reincarnated as a song, what would that song be?

I am a big fan of hip-hop, but I don’t necessarily believe the content of those songs reflect what I might become. To overthink the question, I’d like to say I’d come back as any song written by Ólafur Arnalds. You could almost pick any; they’re all excellent.


þÚ Ert Jörðin"
þÚ Ert Jörðin (2010)
Ólafur Arnalds
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What began as a fun question to end an interview, has now become a wonderfully eclectic collaborative playlist by 161 people (and counting).
Kentucky with Seth Eckert
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