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Spark Joy While Studying at Home



Commissioned by UNICEF in conjunction with Marie Kondo and YouTube, I was asked to produce a video for UNICEF's campaign to help children during the quarantine. The video is intended to teach healthy remote-learning habits.


This nearly 3-minute video features Netflix personality Marie Kondo as she explains her list of best practices for staying organized while studying remotely. Job included a version formatted for Facebook and Instagram. The Facebook version quickly had over 500 thousand views after its release. 


The primary challenge I faced when putting this together was finding a way to keep children engaged. Sectioning the footage supplied by Marie Kondo's team was the first step to making the video easier to digest. Secondly, I created cartoonish animations accompanied by music and sound effects to reinforce her message. Some of the Illustrations are by my daughter, 11-year-old Niko Gagne.

Tidying up our space while studying at home is important to give us a clearer thought process, increased confidence, and abilities as we navigate through the opportunities of remote learning during the quarantine period.  Marie Kondo, bestselling author of books “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, “Spark Joy”, and “Joy at Work”, and star of Netflix show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” shares tips on how to help students eliminate clutter and make space for study that really matters while learning remotely.   Using the world-renowned KonMari Method, this will help students overcome the challenges of studying at home and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy space and mind.
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