“I wanted a look that was both intriguing and yet self-explanatory and I think Jon had a great idea of conveying the show concept in a catchy and classy way,” said Jeanne Begley, the show’s Co-Executive Producer.
“This solution took longer than usual in the concept stages,” said Designer/Creative Director Jon Berry. “I kept bringing very bright, clean, bold designs and they weren’t hitting the mark for what they wanted.” Finally, in a brainstorm discussion, Begley showed Berry an image of a pen scribble that inexplicably attracted her, and Executive Producer Tom Rogan mentioned wanting “gritty without being gritty.” Those two comments set off a light bulb that led Berry to the concept of a diary.
The completed package includes the main title sequence, in-bumps, out-bumps, various lower third and information panel formats, transitions, and individual maps for all episodes. All design and animation was completed by jonberrydesign using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects entirely on Apple Macintosh platforms.
My First Home airs on TLC Saturday nights with back-to-back episodes at 10pm and 10:30 ET/PT.