Dan Ioannou, creative, Human After All
After several years as a professional dancer in theatre, television and film, Dan studied graphic and media design at London College of Communication, graduating in 2021. He’s worked with Agora Arts Circle, WaterAid and Sister London, and is now an in-house motion designer at Human After All.
Natasha Dowdall, motion director, Design Bridge
Natasha started at Design Bridge as a junior motion graphics designer and, over the course of ten years, has worked her way up to become motion director. She’s worked with brands such as Callaly, Guinness, Booth’s Gin and Lipton Ice Tea, amongst others.
Winston Duke, senior motion designer, Wolff Olins
Having specialised in motion design whilst studying at London College of Communication, Winston’s first role was with agency Jones Knowles Ritchie before moving to Wolff Olins. Winston recently co-founded Brands In Motion, a visual resource documenting the best of motion in branding.
Joe Russell, co-founder and creative director, Land of Plenty
After graduating from Arts University Bournemouth, Joe started out as a freelance designer, working with design consultancies and studios Smith Dawson, Radford Wallis and The Halo Group, before setting up his own studio, Land of Plenty, which works primarily with leisure and lifestyle brands.
Theo Ward, senior motion designer, Bond & Coyne
Having specialised in graphic communication and typography at Plymouth University, Theo’s three-month internship at a packaging design agency fuelled his curiosity about motion. Subsequently, he taught himself how to animate and landed a position with Bond & Coyne, where he’s worked his way up to a senior motion designer role.
Henry Crawfurd, senior motion designer, StormBrands
Since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in communication design, Henry has spent his career working within creative positions in the events industry, from shadowing as a junior through to head of department as well as studio management roles. His work with StormBrands involves exploring brand strategy, behaviours and experiences.
Elaine Perks, co-founder and creative director, Boyle&Perks
Elaine worked for various London-based studios before co-founding Boyle&Perks in 2008, where she is creative director. She also lectures one day a week on the BA illustration course at the University of Brighton, and is experienced in coaching young designers to develop their professional practice and portfolio.
Rez Alom, senior 3D designer, Wieden+Kennedy
Specialising in 3D and motion design, Rez initially studied architecture before deciding to pursue design at the University of Westminster. Prior to joining Wieden+Kennedy, Rez was a lead motion designer for AKQA and also freelanced for four years, working with the likes of Aesop, Stink Studios and Superunion.
Tim Bolland, lead 3D designer, ManvsMachine
Tim worked as a VFX designer for eight years with Glassworks Amsterdam before joining ManvsMachine as lead 3D designer. He has collaborated on many projects and high-end commercials with clients including Apple, Nike, Adidas, BMW and Dior.
Ibukunoluwa Yakubu, motion designer, BBC News
Ibukunoluwa is a designer in the global graphics team at BBC News, working on a range of design and motion graphics to support the news and current affairs bulletin in eleven different languages. She has worked with broadcasters Sky and ITV, as well as independent studios and agencies.
Santiago Avila, senior motion designer, Koto
Originally from Buenos Aires and trained as a graphic designer, Santiago has worked in motion graphics and animation since 2010. He has been involved in projects for broadcasting, film and digital media, and over his career, has picked up a hands-on approach to the creative process.