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About

 
 
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I'm Malik. 

I'm a New York-based motion designer and filmmaker.

I'm currently a senior motion designer at Mashable, where I've been designing, animating and illustrating news-related stuff since early 2017. I also make a (sorta) weekly animated series.

I was previously lead motion designer at NowThis, a national editor at Next Animation Studio (better known as “that famous Taiwanese animation company”) and was also part of a small team at Reuters that put together an award-winning app on China’s political system.

I'm partial to minimal, bold graphics and comedic, music-driven work. I also like puns and would greatly appreciate any that are sent my way.

I'm originally from East Africa, was born in North America, raised in Western Europe and spent my formative working years in East Asia. 

In case this site's web address causes confusion, Malik is my first name, I'm just a fan of alliteration. Which also explains why I do motion at Mashable.

I hope you don't read too much into the fact that all the above sentences begin with "I". 

If you'd like, you can reach me at:
hi@thisismrmalik.com

 

Press for Stuff I've Worked On

The New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Variety
Adweek
The Hollywood Reporter
Columbia Journalism Review
Nieman Lab
Fast Company

Awards for Stuff I've Worked On

Shorty Awards
2018 winner (NowThis Snapchat)
2018 double nominee (Mashable Snapchat, Reels)

Webby Awards
2017 nominee (NowThis, PBS)
2014 official honoree (Next Animation Studio)

Digiday Publishing Awards
2017 awardee (NowThis Snapchat)

W3 Awards
2016 double silver medalist (NowThis Snapchat)

The Society of News Design
2014 awardee (Connected China)

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards
2013 finalist (Connected China)

GEN Data Journalism Awards
2013 awardee (Connected China)

Deadline Club Awards
2014 awardee (Connected China)

Reuters Journalists of the Year Awards
2013 awardee (Connected China)