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Hayley Morris

Hayley Morris is an animation director and artist who specializes in mixed media and stop-motion animation techniques and tells stories that unfold through layered textures, handcrafted details and inventive storytelling. She has worked with a variety of clients directing commercials, social media spots, documentary segments, music videos, concert visuals, short films and fabrication for films. Some of her clients include, Burt’s Bees, Sesame Street, Hewlett Packard, Samsung, The Robin Hood Foundation and Trickle Up, to name a few. She has also worked on such feature films as Todd Haynes’ Wonderstruck and SEED: The Untold Story. Morris has a passion for working with musicians and has created music videos and concert backgrounds for Iron and Wine, Smashing Pumpkins, Bon Jovi, Explosions in the Sky, Pure Bathing Culture, Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and Oscar-nominated composer Hauschka. Her work has been featured in film festivals, museums and galleries worldwide and is a 6X Vimeo Staff Pick.

Morris currently lives in Providence, RI, home to her Shape & Shadow studio. In addition to teaching at RISD, she is an assistant professor at The Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • FAV-5111-01 Stop-motion Animation

Spring 2020 Courses

  • FAV-5111-01 Stop-motion Animation