Mixing digital process with a hand-made finish is a big part of my practice. Below are a series of experiments for digitally designed and timed and then hand-painted gifs.
Designing first in AfterEffects, before printing off a template to paint allows a hand rendered finish, yet also give you absolute control over timing and looping.
I’ve reopened my vine channel! Follow me for fun little animation tests, and occasional videos of my cute puppy.
Youtube – The A-Z
In May 2015 I was invited to spend a month in London working on the A-Z of youtube with the brilliant directorial duo Hoku and Adam – represented by Partizan.
I was primarily working on the 2.5D elements of the film, as well as stepping in as in house art department on occasion.
The team used just about every method of animation imaginable to recreate the best moments from 10 years of Youtube.
Selfridges – A Tale of Enchanting Beauty
Role: Designer / Director
Production Company: Brikk.se / Image Partnership.
For Christmas 2014 I was invited to direct a series of Christmas Animations to celebrate 12 unique products by leading brands exclusive to Selfridges London.
Working with the Swedish production company Brikk.se we used a mix of stop motion and CGI techniques to create a hand made, yet polished look for the series of animations.
Selfridges Bright Young Things
In my graduate year I was selected as one of Selfridges Bright Young Things, celebrating new young design talent in London. Each of was given one of the stores famous 15 sq meter windows on Oxford street to create a custom installation. My installation endeavoured to show animation in a live form.
My window installation consisted of 3 giant rotating diamond shaped phantakistascopes reflcting animations inspired by the work of Keith Harring. I went for a stripped back look allowing people to focus purely on the animation and technique.
Selfridges also invited each of the featured artists to sell their goods in store in a specially designed pop up shop. My product line consisted of rings inspired by Edward Muybridge, thaumatrope necklaces and special laser cut zoetropes.
The build was complex and needed to run consistently for a period of 6 weeks.
Artscape 2014 – The Countdown
For Artscape street art festival 2014 we posted up over 250 unique posters around the city of Malmö and then filmed them as we drove past, creating the effect that made them animate in real time.
This was a concept I’d come up with a few years previously. I knew in theory and from various tests that it would work but felt it had potential on a much larger scale. The wonderful people at Artscape provided us with everything necessary to make this happen and a wonderful team of tireless volunteers.
Each frame was designed to work as a poster in its own right and was individually numbered.
The Montague Restaurant
In collaboration with my good friend, the talented designer Fernando Laposse, we created a giant window installation for the Montague restaurant in Mayfair, London.
The inspiration came from a ‘murmuration’ of swallows- looking at how in nature such small elements can come together to have a greater impact.
The installation comprised of over 300 hand drilled hanging teaspoons.
Mathilda in masks
A little test inspired by the work of London based designer Louise Gray for my vine channel.
Buster, Symposium Stockholm
Some water colour animations I made featured as part of the amazing 3D projection mapping at Grand Hotel for Symposium Stockholm run by Obscura Digital.
Sourz Friday Vine
A little Vine I made for Sourz UK – long before Vine allowed a steady camera and everything was shot on phone!