Hi, my name is Sigmund Washington. I am a stop motion animator and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. I started out making music at a young age playing the saxophone, but I also had a secret passion for stop motion animation that went ignored for years. As a musician, I earned my degree in Jazz and Contemporary music from an arts university in Philadelphia. While in Philly I performed in a variety of diverse musical settings from jazz and hip-hop, to backing vocalists and dancers and film scoring. In 2015 my first solo album was released on Paxico Records, All My Mistakes Recorded. Since that release, I have self-released my own records as well as contributed to collaboration projects with Paxico.
As an animator, my work lives in nostalgia and whimsy. I pull a lot of influence from pop culture and contemporary visual artists (such as Kaws and Takashi Murakami). My love for music and stop motion get to interact when I’m animating and directing music videos. Check my work page and you can see full versions or clips. I pride myself on details and storytelling that brings the viewer, for a short time, into this world.
If you would like to work with me, please feel free to reach and we can discuss your project.