A new style guide, illustration and animation system for the entire Facebook ecosystem. There’s many imitators, but there’s only one Alegria.
Facebook approached us in 2017 to do a complete redesign of their entire illustration and animation ecosystem. We assembled a team of illustrators and a year later, Alegria was born. Alegria is Spanish for ‘joy’ which is apropos — that’s how we felt creating this fun, playful world.
We designed and built a scalable system rooted in flat, minimal, geometric shapes. The figures are abstracted — oversized limbs and non-representational skin colors help them instantly achieve a universal feel.
01. Styleguide ↓
02. Illustration ↓
We built an extensive library for Facebook to build on the Alegria world over time. The library includes a dozen asset subcategories beyond just people (transportation, flora and fauna, buildings, hands, etc.) along with a toolkit to help them expand.
As the internet becomes more image and animation-oriented, tech and media spheres have grown increasingly reliant on illustration to fill white space and add character to their apps and web pages. The flat Alegria style has emerged as a simple, scalable, and image-softening tool for tech companies.
— AIGA, Eye on Design
03. In Situ ↓
Our Illustrations permeate their entire interface — across mobile, desktop, and print.
As a company with an international staff from far and wide, we loved creating this batch of animations that celebrate diversity and highlight global cultural events.
Executive Creative Director
Managing Executive Producer
Senior Art Director
Head of 2D Animation
2D Animation Lead
Sung Hyun Kim