My visuals were largely inspired by flat, minimal design to keep elements clear and simple—while allowing more control in animating the characters. I also wanted to keep a light-hearted and bright visual language to match my message of empowering others to stay connected and have fun remotely.
I decided to instead let the animation tell its own story rather than doing a voice-over. With a clear plot, the use of text messages, and facial expressions of characters, I was able to convey what I needed for the audience to understand the movies of the narrative.
I stuck with adding text at the end to cement my message and carry it home with "Stay Connected" as a way to advocate for making the most of circumstances by keeping in touch with friends and family. Additionally, it was a way to remind people that it's still possible to have some fun, despite being stuck at home.