James Zwadlo

A multi-disciplinary Director and Designer, after working many years in the North of England, James began freelancing in 2012, following 2 years at The Bank where he worked on commercials and high-end brand films for the likes of Versace, Peroni and Grolsch. With an eye for traditional graphic design, he is a seasoned campaigner whose experience spans a wide range of projects and clients, including many of London’s best post-houses such as The Mill, MPC and Glassworks.

Fast and accurate, capable of working to the tightest of deadlines, James can create graphics from scratch and loves having the opportunity to demonstrate his versatility across 2D and 3D animation. A truly innovative designer with a thorough understanding of the industry, his skills include motion graphics, design, editing, illustration, motion photo manipulation and sound design.

His enthusiasm for showcasing high-end brands and his passion for creating beautiful unique work in Cinema 4D make him stand out from the crowd. He is always training up on new kit and software, hungry for learning new techniques to enhance his already solid skill set. James is proficient in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Vue Infinite & Vray.

As a freelancer he has been invited to collaborate with clients such as Grey, The Mill and MPC on television, commercials and film projects. Recent Clients include BBC, Vertical, Incredibull, CNBC, Spicer & Moore Whitecoat, Wilder Films, Salt TV, Ocicat, Flawless Media & Havas Worldwide.

Holly Vear

An experienced freelance Video Editor and Animator working in the digital marketing and advertising industry, Holly’s strengths come from her ability to work dynamically, blending both animation and editing.

Skilled in Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, Holly is a generalist who brings her unique perspective to her projects. She considers herself a creative-solutions driven editor and is confident being thrown in the deep end, helping to generate ideas that yield results.

Clients include IMG, CNN, National Geographic, Getty Images, Arcadia and Diageo.

Hayley Akins

Hayley has worked as a motion designer and animator since 2008 and currently freelances with high profile clients including Google, YouTube, UNICEF, First Utility and Mr Porter.

Previous to freelancing Hayley worked at the creative agency Across the Pond, the in-house video agency at Google. Hayley was their Senior Motion Designer and Lead Animator on many large scale projects, she was relied upon to be the brand advisor for Google videos making sure her team followed Google’s strict brand guidelines.

Hayley has also directed a number of animated music videos for UK and US bands and is currently working on her own animated short film.

Ben Cumberbatch

Ben is a highly diverse creative multi platform designer with over 10 years experience. A conceptual thinker, he has directed live action shoots, produced title sequences and animated graphics across a wide range of brands, premium sport content and corporate clients. An advanced C4D user coupled with the adobe creative suite, Ben creates thoughtful graphic solutions and impactful images.

Bens’s clients include Adidas, Microsoft, Formula 1, CITI bank, The Hilton Group, The Premier League to name a few.

Neil Emmanuel

Neil Emmanuel has drawn his way into many roles as a motion graphic designer, storyboard artist, cartoonist / comic artist, children’s book artist, painter and photographer.

As the principle 2D motion graphics artist on the award-winning show “Time Team”, Britain’s greatest historical TV show, Neil was responsible for creating rich and informative content for over a decade.

Since going freelance in 2010 he worked for many channels; BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Nat Geo, History Channel, as well as production companies and films, using his artistic skills to create illustrated and animated motion graphics, storyboards and concept work. Neil spent a few years exploring the world of Event Scribing where he also mixed and learned from other talented artists and facilitators in a highly creative and dynamic environment.

Continually pushing his creative expression, Neil has  completed his first historical children’s book with West Midlands History called “Hunting for History: Saxon Gold,” which is available on Amazon and and a mask making course with the Florentine master Agostino Dessi. Neil also teaches Storyboarding at Media Training LTD.

Recent clients include: Costa Coffee, London School of Business, BBC, Pampers, O2, HSBC, Fanta and Adidas.

Federico Parodi

Federico is an animator and video maker based in London, he’s been working in the UK media industry for over 12 years.

He mostly focuses on motion graphics however he has very strong character 2D animation and storytelling skills also.

Federico’s portfolio also includes compositing and character animation for TV series, documentaries, videoclips and shorts. He’s really keen on exploring different techniques such as stop motion, rear-projection and cut out.

Federico also is a piano and keyboard player, so music and sound always play a major role in his work.

After Fx, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign Compositing, Motion Graphics, 2D Character Animation, Rigging, VFX, Design, Photography, Retouching
Dragon Frame + Stop Motion Pro Stop Motion
Premiere + Final Cut Pro Video Editing
Mocha Tracking, Rig Removal, Retouching
Cinema 4D Basics of 3D

Battlecat! Studios

Founded by London-based motion designer Philip Davies, Battlecat! Studios specialises in custom-made digital effects and illustrated short films.

Philip’s background is in traditional design and illustration and in his practice he like to explore the intersection between these disciplines and new technologies. Philip has eight years of experience working with film makers, production companies, musicians, artists and charities. He has produced Motion Graphics, Kinetic Typography, Animated Shorts, After Effects Character Rigs, Illustrative VFX and Multimedia Installations for everything from experimental live visuals to branded television content.

Oyvind Hoel

Oyvind is a London-based Motion Designer and Animator, originally from Norway. He graduated in 2002 with a BA(Hons) degree in Visual Communication – Graphic Design.

With 18 years of professional experience, Oyvind creates animation and moving graphics for advertisement, corporate videos, social media and websites, OOH ads, TVC broadcast and DVDs, mobile apps and VR/ Augmented Reality.

He is versatile and an adaptable all-rounder, skilled in using Adobe After Effects and Illustrator. Oyvind is also experienced in Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Maya and has branched out into Cinema 4D.

Daniele Baiardini

Hailing from Rome, Daniele is a Motion Designer, Animator and Editor who completed a 3-year course in Comic Drawing before discovering his passion for animation, learning the basics as assistant 2D animator. Moving to Turin to attend the Italian National Film School’s Animation Department, he studied different film-related topics and covered all areas of animation developing both 2D and 3D skills.

Daniele’s key specialisation is After Effects, ranging in the vastitude of the software: from compositing to VFX, from tracking to Motion Graphics, rigging and animating characters. He is technically proficient using the whole Adobe package and Mocha.

Along his technical skills he also has excellent artistic skills painting and drawing with acrylic colours or Pantone markers or pastels and has been doing video installations. Clients he’s been working for include M&C Saatchi, WhiteCoat Productions, Prime Focus Film.

Darren Agnew

Darren is a freelance motion graphic designer with experience creating channel brands, graphic packaging for episodic programs and producing quality daily graphics for live news, sport and current affairs.

A skilled creative leader and team player, he prides himself on being able to successfully navigate the challenges of any project he undertakes, to deliver valuable and memorable creative solutions.

Darren has also been a CGI director and VFX supervisor/animator, focusing in particular on the visualisation of abstract concepts. One of his most recent standout projects was creating the brand for UK African entertainment
channel YANGA!, broadcast on Sky.

Rosa Lykiardopoulos

Rosa is a fantastically creative senior Motion Graphic Designer, Compositor, Animation Director and Photoshop Artist.  She has a unique style – charming, quirky and fun – and a strong instinct for storytelling.  Combined with an incredible eye for detail and excellent technical knowledge, Rosa is dependable and a joy to work with.

Her work has been featured in books, magazines, galleries and festivals.  Past clients include: Motorola, Pepsi, Sainsbury’s, Homebase, BT, Nicorette, Guinness, Airwaves, FCUK, EMAP, Granite Records and PIMP Magazine.

Proficient in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere and Poser – Rosa is also fluent in French, Spanish and speaks basic Italian.

Hayden Bannochie

Hayden is a highly collaborative conceptual thinker and robust Motion Designer, with a good eye for detail and a solid understanding of workflows. Hayden’s experience has taught him to work with a wide range of skill sets and made him a highly adaptable team member.

Hayden has worked with some fantastic agencies including Crispin Porter Bogusky, Fitch, Ogilvy, Missouri Creative, Jack Morton, Wham, Squint Opera, Manchester United; and brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Philips, Manchester United, Reuters Refinitiv, Glenlivet, and Adidas. He has experience working abroad on projects in Paris, Geneva, Los Angeles, and the Middle East.

Hayden works in Premiere, After Effects, and Cinema 4D and has his own kit to work remotely.

Alistair Moncur

A self taught animator, whilst studying Interaction Design at university Alistair was able to impressively build a broad client list. With a strong passion and understanding of both the physical and digital world, his dedicated drive shows through in his work.

As well as being able to create animations, Alistair is capable of getting hands-on. With great building skills, he has spent a while working at Random International, constructing and assembling the studio’s latest project “Blur”. Always intrigued by the new, the next project and the big idea, he likes to challenge and push himself further, fully engaging himself into every piece he works on.

Proficient in Adobe CS, Cinema 4D and Lightwave, he also has practical skills such as physical prototyping, visual model-making, vinyl cutting & 3D printing, soldering, letterpress, lino cutting, screen printing and cooking with insects. Recent Clients include ITV, Unit9, ICA, Nexus Productions, This Is Global, Honda, British Airways, McDonalds, Royal Academy of Arts, Maynard Design, MAP Project Office.

Matthew Wasser

Matt is a highly creative multimedia designer and animator who has worked across web, video and apps since 2006.

After his Masters degree in Screen Design, Matt’s animation career kicked off in the world of new media, creating Flash banners and animated web content for top London Advertising agencies. He has since made children’s educational apps, animated information films and designed icons and infographics – bringing his vector graphic style to screens of all sizes.

Matt’s core programs are; Adobe Animate (Flash), After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator, as well editing and sound design software. His clients include: Oxfam, National Grid, Orange, eBay, Sony Pictures, Sony PSP, BT, Cadbury, DHL and many more.

Lily Baker

Originally from Australia, Lily is a London-based Motion Graphics Animator and video editor with a background in advertising and consulting.

Highly skilled in After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator; she can create her own assets and characters. Lily has worked on a range of projects including promos, kinetic typography pieces, explainers, character animations and live footage editing.

Fast, diligent, resourceful and very good at providing creative solutions, Lily is flexible, takes feedback well and is brilliant at working alone or with a team to find the best way to realise a client’s brief.

Recent clients include Nomadic Films, Fort Studios, Social Superstore, Steak Digital.

Harry Fisher

Harry is a D&AD commended Motion Graphics Designer and Editor with a degree in Digital Media from Leeds College of Art and Design.

His wide skill set includes Motion Graphics Design / Video Editing / Animation / VFX / Post-Production / Beauty Retouch / Compositing / Tracking / Roto / Keying.

Previous to becoming freelance in 2016, Harry worked as Post-Production Specialist at Burberry where he quickly climbed the ladder to become a Senior Motion Designer/Editor. He was responsible for a huge variety of tasks ranging from editing, motion graphics and animation work, beauty retouch, compositing and with the addition of the OOH creative output.

He’s great at following a project through from concept through to delivery, bringing the vision to life in a creative way.

Harry is also a fun, passionate, easy going and communicative team player, committed to the responsibility of ensuring only top work leaves the door. Recent clients include Google, Apple, Nokia, Orange, T-Mobile, Argos, Channel 4, Mexico Tourist Board, Monarch, Cadbury and Dannon.