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New eCard – Hap-pee Birthday

There is nothing better than receiving a present from your pet. Usually it is a mouse or bird, but in this new eCard, Hap-pee Birthday, one little pup puts his own decorations up for a birthday surprise, helping create a new ‘accent’ color. We got to talk more with the animator, Sarah Ramert, and our director of eCards, Jeff, to find out a little more about why this is one of their favorite cards.

Where did you go to school?

  • Sarah and Jeff: We both went to Savannah College of Art and Design.

How did you come up with this concept? Personal pet experience?

  • Jeff: This card is entirely based on fiction. Any similarities between the ideas expressed in this card and real life dogs is entirely coincidental and non intentional. In other words, I just thought this was funny and never had a problem with dogs peeing on things… yet…

How long did this card take to animate?

  • Sarah: The card took a little less than a week.

Do you own a dog? If yes, what kind?

  • Sarah: I don’t own a dog currently but hope to someday.  I had a Jack Russell Terrier as a kid though and I loved him dearly.
  • Jeff: I do not own my own personal dog, but my father had tons when I was growing up (try 12) and it was awesome.

Check out the animatic of the eCard below.

Watch the finished product here and wish that special birthday someone a Hap-pee Birthday today!

2 responses to “New eCard – Hap-pee Birthday”

  1. To whom it may concern,

    I have a subscription from December 27, 2011. Whenever I want to send a card, I want to charge again, you and I did the renewal fee. I asked for help and all you get are possible questions That Do not CORRESPONDENCE to my problem. It seems that only responponden by manual, anyone there? If is so complicated to solve my problem, please ask for the return of my money and cancel the service.


    Patricia Alvarado

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