The Design Team

Another one of those somewhat “unnoticed” arts that really helps push the quality bar over the top is design. Our design team puts out so much unbelievable work that is either never seen or is taken for granted so we thought we’d show ’em a bit of love! One of the last minute requests that crossed their plate during this production was to pull together a DVD to pass out at the big dinner. Since people would see the DVD packaging on the tables before they saw the actual video we were tasked with the challenge of coming up with something interesting without killing the reveal. Will, our Director of Design, pulled this together in a couple of hours and just knocked our socks off…



One of the other pieces of Design Team magic that we take for granted is the subtitles. Having to put the words on top of the video is something that makes the Art team a little bit nuts but in the hands of trusty Design team we have no fear! We ultimately wound up going with a simple black and white approach but here were some of the initial test we ran to see if we could break out of tradition subtitles. While visually we loved the approach we found that once it was injected into the video it became hard to read, thus defeating the purpose of subtitles to begin with! Check ’em out…



  1. Posted June 20, 2009 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    You have shattered my thoughts of two brothers doing it all in their garage on an old PC !

  2. Posted June 20, 2009 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    You have shattered my thoughts of two brothers doing it all in their garage on an old PC !

  3. Posted June 20, 2009 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Absolutely STUNNING work everyone, I just can’t get over the amount of energy and passion goes into your work. Well done, can’t wait to see what you do next!

  4. Posted June 21, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    You guys should work more. I enjoy everyone of your pieces. Can’t wait for the next one.

    What I would really like to know is if the white house has actually seen the satire. Anyone care to comment?


    • Team JibJab
      Posted June 21, 2009 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

      The video premiered in front of the the head of the Whitehouse (President Obama) at the 65th Annual Radio and Television Correspondents’ Dinner. You can watch the video of the event here – our video starts at about the 5:30 mark.

  5. Posted June 22, 2009 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    What a lovely way to make a living.

    Do you guys ever buy script ideas?

  6. Colin
    Posted June 22, 2009 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    One thing…for the scene where Barack says “Pirates” That looks waaay to good to be anything other than Barack actually saying “Pirates” into a camera. How did you do that one?

    And was that scene a Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 reference?

    • Team JibJab
      Posted June 22, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

      All we can say is: Don’t we have some fantastic animators!

  7. Rhonda
    Posted June 22, 2009 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Love it all!! Thanks for the laughs.

  8. Jeremy
    Posted June 23, 2009 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    NICE WORK guys! Something of this caliber takes a tremendous effort, and then to spend the time to show how you DID IT! Amazing! Much respect!

  9. nat
    Posted June 24, 2009 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Jib Jab does amazing work! You are to humor what Google is to information. Free and AMAZING!!

    Keep it up! Why?

    Because America’s humor is just one reason why we rock.

  10. Posted June 24, 2009 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Wow… I hate how good this is!!!
    Fantastic job fellas! I am VERY impressed and inspired!!!
    A lot of hard work and little details went into make this a beautiful piece of animation! Kudos!

    I want a job at JibJab!!

  11. PAUL
    Posted July 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Props to the Designers!

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