The designs in an of themselves I think are both great ideas. The order vs chaos, light vs dark, etc.You might want to try and distill the right ones design into even simpler elements to make the animation less time consuming.I think the black and white looks good as it is. You could use the colour to emphasise key things here and there, for extra impact. As it is the colour is a bit too bold as it distracts from the design, overpowers it. Also I think the same goes for the texture but I guess it's something you could experiment more with.I look forward to seeing more of this, it looks like a really cool and interesting project.
The texture and colours are too strong. Appreciate you telling me this Josh : ) The idea however with the order vs chaos, might change to be something more subtle but it's a good starting point! Thanks