Danny Hynes

I'm an animator from New Jersey.
Lead Character Designer on Steven Universe.
a handsome pig

a handsome pig

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is a privilege, a sign of socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and co-sign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can bestow DWYL as career advice upon those covetous of her success.

If we believe that working as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or a museum publicist or a think-tank acolyte is essential to being true to ourselves, what do we believe about the inner lives and hopes of those who clean hotel rooms and stock shelves at big-box stores? The answer is: nothing.

Do what you love, love what you do: An omnipresent mantra that’s bad for work and workers. 

other quotes from the article i really like:

"According to this way of thinking, labor is not something one does for compensation but is an act of love. If profit doesn’t happen to follow, presumably it is because the worker’s passion and determination were insufficient. Its real achievement is making workers believe their labor serves the self and not the marketplace."

"Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life! Before succumbing to the intoxicating warmth of that promise, it’s critical to ask, “Who, exactly, benefits from making work feel like nonwork?” “Why should workers feel as if they aren’t working when they are?” In masking the very exploitative mechanisms of labor that it fuels, DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. If we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it, demanding fair compensation and humane schedules that allow for family and leisure time."

(via mercy-misrule)

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ianjq:

joethejohnston:

This might be one of the most underrated shows on television. I cannot overstate how wonderful it is! I LOVE IT!

agreed!

TRUE!!!

ianjq:

joethejohnston:

This might be one of the most underrated shows on television. I cannot overstate how wonderful it is! I LOVE IT!

agreed!

TRUE!!!

ianjq:

indirect teardrop
I did this effects animation for the latest episode of Steven Universe. We wanted this to be a stylized, floaty, less realistic version of a real droplet so it was a little bit of a challenge! 

Ian is my hero

ianjq:

indirect teardrop

I did this effects animation for the latest episode of Steven Universe. We wanted this to be a stylized, floaty, less realistic version of a real droplet so it was a little bit of a challenge! 

Ian is my hero

Can’t wait for this show!!!

Can’t wait for this show!!!

raveneesimo:

Mirror Gem" storyboard art:

Here are some drawings I did early on in the storyboarding process for one of the recent episodes of Steven Universe, “Mirror Gem”.  Sometimes sketching things out like this first helps me figure out the mood, along with significant bits of acting I’d like to work toward. 

(via paulvilleco)