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It was a culmination of past and present experiences that eventually turned me on to motion design. As a kid I spent a lot of time on a computer game called The Incredible Machine. It was a Rube Goldberg problem solving game where you are given objects that interact with its physical environment to achieve objectives. There usually was more than one way to solve them. Fast forward to today, I enjoyed watching TED talk videos enhanced with motion graphics to help describe stories. This sparked my desire to play with After Effects. The challenge of achieving certain motions with shapes brought back fond memories sitting at my computer playing The Incredible Machine. Motion graphics is a lot like puzzle solving to create amazing content. It's rewarding because many elements in motion design combines critical thinking with visual arts, and that's why I think it's very exciting.