GIFs artists and illustrators, like their traditional visual works, are adept at creating inspiring and inspiring works. The GIF artists we have included here are sure to change your mind about what is considered a work of art.
40 Best GIFs
Uno Moralez, a Russian artist who self-titled “Pixel Painter”, was greatly influenced by David Lynch and the Soviet arts.
Evgeny Skidanov is another GIF artist from Russia. He primarily uses Photoshop and 3DS Max for 3D modeling and visualization.
Patakk is a 22-year-old GIF artist based in Zagreb, Croatia. He creates completely enchanting GIFs using a combination of faces, shapes, optical illusions, and typography.
Anthony Antonellis is a New York-based artist whose works have been featured in exhibitions around the world.
Charlie Deck is a London-based digital designer, engineer, and entrepreneur. He has created games, apps, and creative toys ranging from iPad synthesizers to VR games. His GIF art is full of visual illusions that blend into seamless, meditative loops.
Toyo Li is an animator and designer based in Beijing, China. She created her first GIF in 2011 and was impressed. Pixel animation creation is her favorite.
Michael Reynaud is a photographer, videographer, and Doodler in southern France. He is an award-winning designer and stop-motion artist whose work is loved by many.
Eron Hill (Eran Hilleli) is an artist based in Tel Aviv. He is a self-described “writing enthusiast” and “confusing code explorer”. His GIFs have a bad, hard feeling and can sometimes trigger emotions that you are not sure why you are feeling.
Joe Maccarone is an illustrator who lives and works in Baltimore. He holds a BFA in Chart from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and despite his “boy next door” look, his GIFs can feel a bit dark and eerie.
Yang Hua Chun
Yang Hua Chun is an animator based in China. He creates amazing GIFs of art using hand-drawn animation and stop-motion animation.
Carl Burton is an animator, 3D artist, and illustrator who uses his skills to create ghostly and beautiful GIFs. He finds inspiration everywhere, from news to those nearby.
Claire Marie Christerson
Clair Marie Christerson is an artist in NYC. Their GIFs include costumes, packages, and charts. They are quirky and weird.
Sachin Deng is a freelance artist in NYC. She has worked on advertising campaigns, posters, editorials, book covers, comic books, art galleries, and animation. His GIF art mixes realistic styles, cartoonish images, and stuttering.
Rasalo is a GIF and 2D / 3D animation designer from Malaga, Spain. There is hardly anything about him online (actually a rarely used Tumblr profile and GIPHY account), but he does create GIFs that are attractive to look at.
Archer (Sumit Sijher) is a Tumblr GIF artist who creates enchanting GIFs that dance right in front of your eyes using math software. If you want to know how he created it, he adds the source code to each creation.
Jeremy Chengley studied graphic design at the University of Minnesota and learned more about animation while in a small shop. On his GIPHY page, he talks about his passion for creating GIFs: “I have fun working on those controls and using gifs in unique places like looping.
Rebecca Mock is the best-selling comic book artist, illustrator, GIF artist, and Brooklyn’s entertainment animator in NYT. She creates beautiful GIFs with subtle effects of cinemographs, but they are drawn. Her GIFs have appeared in the New York Times, Adventure Time comics, and elsewhere.
Laurène Boglio is a French art director and illustrator who lives in Brooklyn. She is passionate about interpreting people, landscapes, and typography and uses a wide range of techniques to create original and compelling art.
FalcãoLucas is an association between married couple Tânia Falcão and Luis Avelar Lucas. They are Portuguese designers, illustrators, monographers, and musicians who have been with FalcãoLucas since 2001 together.
Chris Phillips is a creative director, illustrator, and animator based in Sydney, Australia. He specializes in humorous, unique, and bright short-form animations. He is a master at character-driven vector animations and loves “odd little GIF loops”.
Rafael Verona is an illustrator, animator, and art director based in Berlin and Amsterdam. He studied at the Berlin Art University and specializes in motion design and intricate animation loops for TV and social media.
Min Liu is a Taiwanese motion graphics designer and animator. She has a distinctive style and a dark sense of humor that is reflected in his surrealist GIFs.
David Michael Chandler
David Michael Chandler doesn’t seem to have much of an active internet presence these days, but his GIFs are stunning. Painted and hand-painted by David Michael Chandler, it combines charts and movements beautifully.
Carla Gannis is an intermediate artist in Brooklyn who creates dark humorous virtual and physical works that talk about human, terrestrial and cosmic conditions.
Mathieu Boulet is an interactive art director and designer based in Paris. He is best known for his subtle animated works inspired by both daily life and dreams. He also runs a webcam.
Eran Mendel is an illustrator and animator who specializes in character design and charts for advertising, TV, print, the web, and mobile.
Edward Carvalho-Monaghan is a London-based artist who seeks to create works that do not mention the works of others, although his works have a psychedelic curve.
James Curran is an LA-based illustrator, animator, and director who has worked on a variety of projects including video games, music videos, commercials, and print. He not only creates GIFs for fun but also constantly works with big-name brands.
Matthew DiVito (Mr. Div)
Matthew T. Divido or Mr. Div is a freelance motion graphics designer based in Boston. His GIF art focuses on geometric shapes and light works. It works together to create beautiful GIFs that make you feel like you’re looking at an old photo (just like the real picture).
Lucy Vigrass is a London-based artist and a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Peepshow Collective. She does charts, animation and installation work independently and collaboratively.
A. L. Crego
L. Crego sees the world around them a little differently. Not much about this creator online — cheek-filled profiles on various sites.
Guillaume Kurkdjian is a French illustrator who creates clean and unobtrusive GIFs that tell a brilliant story. He uses his skills to create unique works in the direction of photography, 2D / 3D art, and video.
Cindy Suen is an illustrator, animator, and GIF artist from Hong Kong who currently resides in New York. She makes lots of food and cat GIFs, combining bright colors and simple shapes into something alive and wonderful.
KCLogg is a Russian animator and game designer who creates colored pencil drawings and then converts them into awesome GIFs that will not be featured on Pink Floyd’s The Wall.
Elle Muliarchyk is a photographer and film editor who has worked with some big names. She photographs models’ “cheeks” and sometimes turns them into fun and catchy GIFs.
Christina Lu is a designer and animator working in motion, video, and identity. She creates beautiful GIFs using a variety of colors and designs and has worked for some of the best brand names.
Hexeosis is a digital artist who often works in animated GIF format. Their GIFs will captivate and make you feel like you are looking at the world through a kaleidoscope.
Julian Glander is a Brooklyn-based GIF artist. His GIFs are funny, bright, very funny, and very enjoyable.
Nicholas Ménard is a graphic artist and animation director based in London, Montreal. His GIFs usually have hand-drawn charts in motion.
Paul Robertson is an Australian pixel artist who creates amazing 8-bit GIFs with vibrant colors. He was the artist for the Scott Pilgrim video game and worked on the introduction to the Minecraft episode of Adventure Time.