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The ATOMIC ROCKET was first launched in August of 1995 as Bill Rude's personal homepage while attending the Minneapolis College of Art + Design.


Soon after, it appeared in the pages of WIRED magazine, garnered a number of Web Design awards, + there launched a career in motion graphics; applying the same creative problem solving to push technological limits, to the motion picture industry.

(TOP) The very first animated GIF from the original ATOMIC ROCKET, circa 1996, + still found to pop up on random web sites to this day!

(RIGHT) WIRED Magazine ATOMIC ROCKET sighting, NET SURF Section, 

March 1996

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Bill Rude, is a Los Angeles based designer, animator, + effects expert with a penchant for retro horror. Work of his has been created for over 100 movies, games, + TV shows, as well as spear heading the internal media design of legendary restaurant In-N-Out Burger for over 15 years.


In his spare time Rude is an accomplished horror artist ( + lecturer on the historical influences of Horror + genre on popular culture. He has lectured at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Art Center College of Art & Design, University of Southern California (USC), Minneapolis College of Art + Design (MCAD), the Fashion Institute of Design + Merchandising, Los Angeles (FIDM), Tiki Oasis, + Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival.

Bill Rude

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