Design should be a great, unexpected and considered expereince.
Animated Skylines for the MIT Campaign for a Better World Traveling Roadshows

Creative Direction 
Barbara Malec

Melissa Marshall

Primary Designer
Niki Hinkle

Secondary Designer
Melissa Marshall

Featuring highlights of each city, these looping skyline animations were created for traveling MIT Roadshow events in support The MIT Campaign for a Better World and were played on various large screens throughout the events.

The following animations were completed using Adobe Animate from January 2019 throughout 2020.

Canada, November 2020.

Toronto, February 2020.

Westchester/Fairfield, January 2020.

Atlanta, July 2019.

Southern California, February 2019.

Bay Area, January 2019.

The following animations were completed from December 2017 through October 2018 using a stop-motion technique.

Beijing, October 2018.

NYC, October 2018.

Chicago, April 2018.

Miami, March 2018.

Seattle, February 2018.


Studio Skiffle, shorthandedly referenced here as §, is the playful and improvisational award-winning design and art practice of M. Marshall. Marshall has passion for color, smells, culture, the real, the surreal, the known and the unknown. The work of § reflects the curious and processual methods embraced while exploring and improvising with both digital and analogue technologies.   
What’s a Skiffle?

The name of § was influenced by the music genre, Skiffle. Familiar to few, Skiffle music is often played using improvised spirit and music instruments alike. When happening upon the word and musical world of Skiffle, Marshall felt a great kinship between the essence of Skiffle and her own design processes which often involve improvising, playing and exploring different mediums and techniques.