Hi, my name is Whitney Krape. I have always been fascinated by art in motion. From simple pencil animation tests to the engrossing film effects of Industrial Light and Magic, the process of conceptualizing, structuring, then crafting the pieces of a visual story continues to drive my daily drawing, animation, and coding.
After graduating from University of the Arts in Philadelphia I working as an animator and editor at Black Watch Productions in New York City. Looking to add more coding depth to my early experiments in Web Design, I moved back to Philadelphia to work as a eCommerce designer and developer. Since going freelance in 2013 I’ve built dozens of sites of all sizes from all purpose industrial sites for millions of users to individual blogs through my company Form Function IO.
Along with my freelance work I made time to help with food insecurity efforts first serving meals, then planning funding with Broad Street Ministry. After helping with these efforts for several years I was recruited to join the board of Challah for Hunger and help expand the mission of the nationwide college network. For 5 years I helped plan video production efforts, build more engaging web presences, and guide the evolution of the organization.
In addition to the more 9-5 work I worked on a number of start ups focused on music and analytics. NYCrophone (recently renamed), a music experience centered around talent from all music styles and backgrounds but all with soul exuding from every track.
Currently I am readding animation into my work while I continue to maintain to build and maintain a number of different sites, including several personal projects on current topics.
(Image above of my ~400 mile hike through Japan as illustrated by my wife, Allie.)