Grant Gilchrist

Grant has worked extensively as a motion graphics designer, animator and editor/compositor for broadcasters, production companies and marketing firms. His work varies from funky animated promos for indie bands to graphics and animations for ocean liners, aircraft and airports around the world.

Skilled in AFX, FCP, DVD Studio Pro, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign. Grant is comfortable directing and just as happy working as an animator within a large team.

Some of his recent projects include an in-cinema ad for Samsung, motion graphics for Lloyds Bank and ongoing high-energy promos for Gucci. Other clients include: BBC, Channel 4, MTV, Comedy Central, Renault, Norwich Union, Cadbury, T.K. Maxx.

Daniel Florêncio

Daniel is an award-winning filmmaker whose first short was long-listed for a BAFTA and whose recent feature debut ‘Chasing Robert Barker’ won an award at The National Film Awards for Best Drama. He also played a crucial role in the launch of Current TV in the UK as one of the main content producers.

His ability to craft beautifully told narratives and his sound understanding of what makes content powerful have turned him into a favourite among advertising agencies like Publicis, broadcasters like CNN, corporates like Merchant Cantos and online content producers like Across The Pond.

A native Portuguese speaker, Daniel is skilled in Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Media 100, Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, Combustion, Motion. Recent Clients include Vice UK LTD, Merchant Cantos, CNN, Across the Pond Productions, The Edge Picture Company, VCCP London, Passion Pictures.

Olly Robertson

Olly is a motion designer who’s been working in the industry since 2012. Although mainly focused on motion design, in his spare time he does all sorts of other things – photography, paper mechanics, illustration and more – trying to make something every day and feel creativity as an integral part of his existence.

Having worked mostly as a freelancer, Olly has managed projects independently as well as larger jobs where he has been part of a team. He is proficient with the Adobe creative suite – particularly After Effects – and has a growing knowledge of Cinema 4D and skills with various external plugins such as the Trapcode Suite, Optical Flares and Element 3D.

Collaborating with teams of people and clients from various disciplines has given him a good understanding of the creative process, terminology and workflows when working with video and moving image. He is always looking to learn more and challenge himself.

Olly’s skill set is dynamic: he is experienced in projection mapping, directing live action and infographics for brands, TV titles and events, as illustrated in his selection of work. Clients include Glastonbury, Boomtown, BDH, Red Bull Studios, Sega, Smirnoff, Ernst and Young.

Daniel Shirley

Daniel is a superb 2D and 3D Designer who can also put pen to paper and illustrate by hand. He has a strong eye for artistic style and is very confident when generating new ideas. His wide experience includes over 8 years of design work in-house and with known brands.

Proficient with AFX, Photoshop, Illustrator and Tvpaint to name just a few, Daniel is capable of seeing any part of a project through from concept to delivery. His skills are 2D & 3D animation, motion graphics, filming, editing, visual effects, illustration, pitching, storyboarding, colour correction, branding and directing.

Being in the 25 and under category, Daniel has a special connection with current trends, social media and youth relations plus he frequently teaches special modules as an Animation Lecturer at Hyanghuai University, China.

One of his biggest assets is the ability to learn and adapt fast. He builds a great rapport with all his clients, always comes with a glowing reference and he is asked back. Recent clients include Pizza Express, Sky, Honda, Fox, Bleacher Report, and Trainline.

Andrew Morgan

Andrew is a quick-thinking, client facing, animation and motion graphics specialist, who is experienced in concept & ideation as well as editing and key post-production techniques.

With a background in 2D character animation; he is a great storyboard artist and previs guy. In addition to this, his 15+ years experience in using Adobe After-Effects, Premiere and Cinema 4D as a motion graphics designer, gives him an overview on how to make a great project even greater.

Andrew has also worked within the largest advertising and P.R. environments and the smaller, boutique agencies. Not to mention specialising at some of the more prominent animation studios in London. He has directed engaging digital content for clients across a number of commercial, pharmaceutical and education sectors, as well as given art direction for web platforms and Internet campaigns right through to producing social media films; that includes 2D and CGI motion graphics and live immersive event/show visualisations.

Andrew thrives on the challenges of digital engagement, story building and strategic content creation across all new channels to maximise value and consumer response.

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.

Max Joseph

A versatile Motion Graphic Designer who has worked in the industry since 2009, Max is a firm believer in concept-led design and this is evident throughout his portfolio. He works primarily in Cinema 4D and After Effects but can turn his hand to Photoshop and Illustrator when required and he can also shoot, direct and edit.

With an MA from Bournemouth in 3D Computer Animation, Max worked as a Designer and then Design Director with Light Creative across titles, branding, advertising and channel branding for clients including BBC, Disney and BAFTA. As a freelance he continues to work with broadcast clients, including ITV, Talkback and Cartoon Network.

Jonathan Briggs

A highly creative individual, Jonathan is a talented polymath whose skills include directing, motion graphic design, editing, colour grading and VFX. Experienced in managing large teams, he excels in a challenging, fast paced environment. Jonathan also has an impressive technical background with Adobe creative suite, Avid, Final Cut Pro and FCPX, all to a very high standard.

A dynamic and imaginative individual,  he is continually creating stylish, innovative and visually striking pieces. He is diligent and meticulous and has very high personal quality standards for the work that he produces for high end clients all around the world. Among others, he has worked: on a ‘Peroni’ cinema advert for The Bank, music videos for Bow Records/Modular Records, McDonalds commercials, short promos for Tesco, L’Oreal and Maybelline and documentaries for a wide range of clients.

 

 

Ryan Dempsey

Ryan is a talented 2D and 3D Motion Graphic Designer with extensive experience and a diverse portfolio of commercial, film and television clients.

His principal software experience includes After Effects, Cinema 4D, Photoshop and Illustrator, whereas his 3D modelling and texturing work has given him the opportunity to explore other software such as Maya, Mari and ZBrush.

Creative, hard-working and reliable, Ryan is extremely adaptable to whatever is thrown at him. He has a confident approach to every task, a wealth of experience and a proven track record in delivering projects with fast turnaround and short deadlines.

Ryan’s motto is to not just meet his clients’ expectations but to exceed them. Coupled with his personable nature and positive attitude, he is also a pleasure to work with. His project portfolio includes clients like Dyson, Shell, and Sky Sports to name a few.

Jamie Rathbone

Jamie has a wealth of experience in both commercial and corporate environments, creating pieces for broadcast, cinema and the web, social media content as well as internal communications. He has had a varied career working as Videographer, Editor and Motion Graphic Designer. Past clients have included Unilever, Disney, CP&B, SJM Concerts, Universal Music, and Polydor Records to name but a few.

Comfortable turning his hand to a variety of roles at every step of the production process, Jamie’s broad skillset is an invaluable asset to an appreciative client base. This can involve pitching, ideation and storyboarding right through to animation, video editing and compositing. Jamie’s main source of work comes from 2D motion graphics pieces, though he is just as adept in still graphic design for print and digital.

Jamie prides himself at being able to work with people from any position, and can be left alone at the workstation or be trusted to provide valuable creative input as part of a wider team. Delivering high-quality work with a fast turnaround, Jamie’s best asset is his voracious work ethic.

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.

Johny Mourgue

Johny started his career as a Graphic Designer working on record sleeves, shop fronts, and posters. This led him to develop a roster of clients in the music industry and expanded his love of print design into motion graphics to create tour visuals.

In 2004, he was signed to Flynn Productions, as a director and spent 10 years honing his skills as a director and combining motion graphics in his work. With this combination of skills and experience Johny is able to offer really dynamic visual solutions from concept to delivery.  He works with clients across a variety of sectors – synthesizing their needs and objectives, with innovative visual aesthetics, to create unique and engaging films.

Now Johny directs idents, promos and stings for well known brands.  He is proficient in Adobe’s full creative suite, In-design, Design Studio and Discreet Inferno. And his broad and capable skill set spans; storyboarding, writing, shooting, lighting, editing, compositing, 3D and 2D post and design.

Johny’s recent clients include: Whitecoat, Havas Worldwide, Cheil Europe, DesignBridge, The Telegraph Media Group, Kream, More creative, M-Integrated Solutions, W Communications, Budweiser, Channel 4 and Camel.

Mark Phillips

Originally from Birmingham, Mark is a freelance motion graphic designer now residing in London. Creative, technical and with an incredible eye for detail, Mark can craft animations in 2D and 3D from scratch. During his free time, he keeps up to date with the latest design trends and creates gifs to add to his already impressive skill-set.

Mark has worked for a number of years creating a variety of different video content for technology and retail clients, during his time at an award-winning Birmingham based production company. After that, Mark went on to work for UEFA in Switzerland, and BT Sport working on broadcast content. He is now looking forward to designing more exciting and creatively challenging work.

 

 

Daryl Beaney

Daryl is a talented and motivated Motion Graphic Designer who has created work for a wide range of clients and has a wealth of industry experience. His work includes design for events, award shows, title sequences, corporate videos, commercials and much more.

Recent Clients include: BBC, Carphone Warehouse, Olay and EasyJet.

He is a fast paced and positive worker who doesn’t shy away from a challenge and is also a passionate, creative, hardworking and reliable illustrator who has a high attention to detail.

Finlay Thomson

Finlay is a 2D and 3D Motion Graphics Designer. He is more than comfortable taking a project through concept, design and then to full animated delivery stages – from storyboarding and style framing to designing and animating.

Whether you are looking for a corporate, explainer or a purely artistic look he can provide you with what you need. Compositing as well as short form editing using Premier and Final Cut Pro are also in his skillset.

Proficient using After Effects, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop, Mocha, InDesign and a variety of third party plugins. Finlay is confident working under pressure and works in the most efficient way possible. 

Clients include, Expedia, Citco, Quark, Arval, Insead, Sainsburys, Magnetic, The RHS and Thales.

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.