Hey there, I'm Andy, I'm a recently graduated Motion Designer with a flare for the conceptual and all things weird (in a very good way).
Fresh from Leeds Beckett University with a First Class degree in Animation and VFX studies, and with a background in both 3D and 2D Motion Design working for companies ranging from in-house, agency and freelance.
I work extremely well in a team as well as possess strong leadership qualities, however, I am able to work alone effectively.
I'm continuously trying new styles, techniques and software to get the best possible work for projects I'm involved in. I love wearing various different hats, and jumping between roles doesn't scare me but keeps my eye sharp.
Looking for a post graduation opportunity and/or freelance.
WORK EXPERIENCE Freelance Motion Graphic Artist - June 2011 - Present
For the past few years, I have completed commission work for a number of clients. My clientele includes: Fifth Planet Productions; A small media production company in Huddersfield, ProhibitionPR; A PR team in Leeds, Mineworks Enterprise (Mineworks Animations); a Latvian animation studio, Bar Nation; a street workout company, Stag and Dagger Tattoo Studio, and big name YouTube content creators such as, Joey Graceffa.
Worked alongside Fifth Planet to create infographic animations for clients such as Huddersfield University, Leeds Beckett University and the NHS
Consulted with many employees at ProhibitionPR and created solutions for GIF branding on social media; Clients include: Goldsmiths, Keepmoat and Watches of Switzerland
Consulted with Mineworks Enterprises Latvian character animation team & created their brand logo and video introduction for their online shows "The Village" and "Steve's Adventures"
Creating a video introduction for BarNation's web shows
Consulting and designing video introductions for both Joey Graceffa's Gaming Youtube channel and short film "Ethereal" by New Form Digital
Consulted with Tattoo Artist Lewis Hazlewood and worked on site to create a video introduction for his shop promo Stag & Dagger Tattoo Promo
Creating video introductions for many small YouTube content creators
Motion Graphic Designer at Brilliant Social Media - August 2017 - October 2017
Design and animate content for the social media accounts of food and drink brands.
Designed and animated campaigns and product launches for brands such as: Honey Monster Puffs, Goodfella's Pizza, Split The Bills, Beanies Coffee, FruityPot, Jelly Squeeze, Nothern Bloc and Indie Bay
Worked alongside content managers to develop marketing stratagies for specific brands
Videographer at Leeds Beckett Students' Union - September 2016 - July 2017
Attend and film University and Students' Union events to create short promo films for Social Media.
Filmed 2016 Freshers Events, created highlight/ promo video for the SU
Filmed Charity events such as: Sleep on the Acre and Pride Awareness
Animated branding for SU events such as: SU Elections, Golden Robes, Rate Your Union, Union Awards and Social Media Promotion material
Designed animations to fit billboard screens around Leeds Beckett campus and Leeds city
Head of Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at Strawburry17 - October 2013 - March 2016
Previously a VFX Intern, I ran the Visual Effects and Motion Graphic team at Strawburry17 remotely. I oversaw all visual effect projects and ensure that they were being dealt with in the right manner.
Managed a small team of 4 Visual Effects Artists and helped them develop their skills
Worked with top Graphic Designers to create over 15 different video introductions for web shows
Created a 4k production intro that is used on major releases such as "The Void", funded by New Form Digital
Animated short advertisement video bumpers for big brands such as State Farm, VidCon and The Hob Nob Shop
Modeled, Rigged and Composited 3D characters into over 30 shots