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Conducting this month’s interview is Ralph Bishop, one of a handful of Product Designers at GIPHY. He had the immense privilege of subjecting Jason Clarke to a few questions in an attempt to help us all better understand how and why GIFs are born. Jason is the esteemed Sr. Animator & Producer at GIPHY. He’s also an incredible karaoke singer.


We’re launching a new series of product blog posts as an open space for our Product Managers and Designers to share ideas, projects, and product concepts we’ve tried at GIPHY. It’s going to be informative, helpful, fun, quirky. We hope it will provide inspiration for other Product people out there to try within their own organizations. This month’s post is by GIPHY Product Manager, Ashley Chen.

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At GIPHY, Product Owners are responsible for holding regular retrospectives (“retros”) with our engineering teams. The format may differ from team to team, but at a high level, we structure our retros by starting with celebrations and team wins, followed by not-so-great moments, then wrap up the meeting by identifying key areas of improvement our team can try to focus on in our upcoming sprints. This format allows us to take a step back from our day-to-day and re-center ourselves in a positive way. We work really hard and deserve to celebrate ourselves, but we also know we aren’t perfect. …


A few weeks ago, we introduced GIPHY users to one of our newest creation tools, GIPHY Desktop Sticker Maker. As we teased in that post, Desktop Sticker Maker was simply the first step in helping users access their content wherever their conversations are happening.

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Today, we bring you the next iteration of that news with GIPHY’s Username Search. Username Search allows you to access the content you made on Desktop Sticker Maker anywhere GIPHY Stickers are integrated. …


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2020… how do we even begin to describe this year? It’s safe to say we haven’t experienced anything like it before. The world was shaken by a global pandemic that significantly changed everyday life for billions of people; we saw incredible solidarity as people came together to support the Black Lives Matter movement and speak out against police brutality; we witnessed a historic presidential election… in short, it was a year. And let’s be real, it was by no means an easy one.

Because of this, we truly did not know what to expect as we prepared to pull our most-viewed GIFs of the year. What sentiment would they reflect? What emotions were most-searched during these turbulent times? …


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Conducting this week’s CREATOR SPOTLIGHT is Dimitri Simakis, the Creative Director at GIPHY Studios, and the co-creator of the found-footage art collective, Everything is Terrible! & Memory Hole. He lives AND works in California.

Parker Jackson is the Senior Art Director at GIPHY STUDIOS and a Painter. Nothing else about him is known, including what he looks or sounds like. Begin Interview:

DS: When looking at your work, I kind of feel like I’m at the Louvre if it was taken over by goblins. Right away, you’re drawn in with unsettling fear, but there’s an overwhelming sensation of warmth that forces you to keep staring at it. …


Ever wish you had a sticker of your favorite selfie? Maybe a hilarious moment from your kid or cute pet? Now you can turn those static moments into shareable, animated stickers!

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As part of GIPHY’s mission to animate the world, we are very excited to welcome our newest creation tool: GIPHY Desktop Sticker Maker. While it’s possible to make your own Stickers on our mobile apps, this new and highly accessible desktop version hosts an exclusive suite of editing tools that make it easy to customize and animate any image. …


Time may feel like a vague concept this year,

but we can confirm that Halloween is here.

Snuggle up with a scary movie and some snacks,

and if you head out, be sure to double up on masks.

So please enjoy these spooky Stickers and GIFs,

and we’ll be back next week…no ands, buts, or ifs.

The Craft: Legacy is here! And if these GIFs don’t get you excited for this reboot, we don’t know what will.

ALTER has created these incredible iconic horror movie moments in claymation. Somehow, they remain just as spooky.

The Sultan has released his new video for his Halloween single, Monsters!

Richie Brown brought us ghosty glam through these incredible Sticker commissions!


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Hope Sincere is a first Gen Haitian American Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Artist, specializing in short form storytelling. She loves sweets, daydreaming, and sappy love songs. She currently resides in LA making all kinds of GIFs for GIPHY, doing something outdoorsy, or forgetting to turn the oven on for dinner.

Conducting Hope’s interview is GIPHY’s very own Mena Gonzalez. Mena is a Video Editor, Motion Designer and Cat Mom. Currently, her bunker is located in Los Angeles where she works for GIPHY. Her work primarily consists of short-form, branded content made for social media platforms.

Mena: We gotta kick this thing off with touching base on our hometown, Miami. Where in the 305 are you from? What’s your favorite type of pub-sub? Colada, cortadito, cafecito or cafe con leche? And how did you deal with all the road rage? …


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Every day, multiple times a day, incredible creators, brands, sports teams, pop culture and fashion icons upload content to GIPHY! How can one keep up with this constant stream of new content?

Our new weekly series, This Week on GIPHY should help!

Each week here, as well as on our Instagram, we’ll highlight some of the most exciting new content to grace GIPHY that week.

First up: #UNIVERSE, are you ready? KPop band Pentagon has launched an official GIPHY channel!

Did you catch the season premiere of The Voice? …


This month, GIPHY ID (GIPHY’s Diversity & Inclusion ERG), celebrated Latinx Heritage Month by hosting its own event, called GIPHY GIGANTE. Latinx Heritage Month is always full of festive events like happy hours, conversations, and panels, etc. But since everything about event planning is different this year, GIPHY ID wanted to ensure that we still get to celebrate LHM and educate people during this time; and a virtual event seemed like the perfect way.

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WHY GIPHY GIGANTE? Latinx media has a very storied heritage. Sabado Gigante (Gigantic Saturday) was a Spanish-language 4 hour variety show that featured comedy skits, musical interludes, interviews, quiz games and just about anything else you can imagine. It was Univision’s longest-running program and the longest-running television variety series in history. Hosting our own GIPHY GIGANTE was our tribute to the program’s host — Don Francisco — who became such a cult personality that even those outside the Spanish-speaking world recognize him. …

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