The Cities Within

A social media collaboration with @thecitieswithin

I created a social media post for The Cities Within (@thecitieswithin).

They provided the words and I designed the rest.


The parameters given to me were that the animation must be in grayscale and display the quote. An additional parameter I gave myself was that the video should loop so it could best suit social media.

I started with a mind map based on the quote and explored a couple different directions like the idea of Love Languages and being able to speak truthfully.

I ended up going with an idea of love being presented as acts of service, gifts, and the idea of re-energizing someone. I represented love as multiple heart-shaped containers, each opening to reveal a different expression of love to represent the multiple languages your heart can speak.