Hello and welcome to Face the FACS. This blog is a passion project where I pour my interests and cross-disciplinary research into one place to share with the world.
I’ve been studying the art and science of facial expressions for almost eight years. I started out by using the Facial Action Coding System in an academic capacity but have since evolved to expand my studies in spaces such as:
- machine learning
- face tracking
- emotion tracking
- facial expression & animation design for:
- virtual humans
- creature design
- emojis (all of Facebook’s emojis and newsfeed reactions – including the new Care Reaction)
- UX research
- market research
- direct-to-consumer sales
I was just let go from my tech job (today!) due to COVID-19 budget cuts, and I’d love to be able to pay my rent. So, please reach out to – FacetheFACS@melindaozel.com to share any opportunities.
If you find my work helpful, please spread the word and share it with others. I would love to be able to support myself through freelance and consulting.
Also, if you’re feeling magnanimous –