Lily Baker – Motion Graphic Designer / Animator

Who is Lily Baker?

I’m an animator and video editor, originally from the tropics of Brisbane, Australia, now living in the beautiful city of London.

How did your career path develop?

I studied English Literature at McGill University in Montréal, Canada, home of Cirque du Soleil, -30 degree winters, and the world’s first international Quidditch league. After graduating, I moved to London and worked in advertising in Client Services.

Over the past two years, I’ve completed three training programs with School of Motion (partnered with folks from Ringling College of Art & Design) and now I’m freelancing full time and loving it.

What do you consider your greatest achievement so far?

I’m proud and very happy to have successfully launched my limited company. I treat every project as an opportunity to meet great people and create fantastic work.

Which projects are you most proud of?

– A Movable Feast – Recently, I was inspired by the Mayor of London’s call for artists to create work celebrating London’s diversity. This short animation highlights just a teeny tiny slice of the great smorgasbord of delicacies London has to offer.

– Nomadic Films Goes To Rio – Over the past three months, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the folks at Nomadic Films in Soho. I created this animation as some of the team went off to work in Rio during the Olympics. I really enjoyed creating this piece, combining two styles of branding and adding a tropical rainforest aesthetic.

View Lily’s work here.

Share your biggest lessons in life & work

– After reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell in university, I had the revelation that 10,000 hours of practice can make anyone an expert, which it turns out is a great philosophy to live your life by.

– Ira Glass says it best himself in The Gap.