Posted 21 November 2022

Sign up for our next Meet & Greet to hear all about working in motion design

On Tuesday 13th December, we’ll be hosting our next Meet & Greet networking event! This time, we’ll be focusing on the world of motion design. This is a chance to meet a range of industry experts working in this field, learn more about their roles and ask questions. So if you’re a UK-based creative in the first year of your career and curious about this pocket of industry, be sure to sign up.

So you’re curious about working in motion design but don’t know where to start. What roles are available for entry-level talent in motion design, and what kinds of skills might you need to work in this area? If you’d like to know the answer to any of these questions, you’ll want to register for our next networking event, Meet & Greet.

From motion and 3D designers to creative and lead directors, we’re inviting eleven industry professionals to shed light on the opportunities out there, share insight into their roles and offer advice for anyone looking to follow a similar path.

So whether you’re a student, a grad or simply in the first year of your career journey, this is a chance to meet industry professionals, connect with fellow emerging attendees and ultimately learn more about what it’s like to work in motion design.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Tuesday 13th December, from 5pm to 8pm GMT. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.

After a short panel discussion with our industry experts, you’ll be put into breakout rooms of three attendees and one industry expert, where you’ll get the chance to ask questions, receive advice and find out more about their role. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several industry experts throughout the evening.

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 28th November via the link below.

Who will be there?

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.

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. You’re only eligible to register if you are:

• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over

Please note that while you do not need a portfolio to register, we do ask that you submit a question for our industry experts when you apply, along with a short line about why you’d like to attend. Simply register your interest by 11:59pm on 28th November via the link below.

Please note

Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance, and will be refunded after the session.

We hope to see you there!

Written by Creative Lives in Progress