Posted 26 October 2017

In conversation with Aardman’s senior designer and side-project advocate Gavin Strange

Gavin Strange


Job Title

Senior Designer at Aardman (2008–present)
Designer and Director of Jam Factory (2004–present)

Based

Bristol

Previous Employment

Web designer, Christon Davies Advertising (2000–2004)

Education

BTEC in Graphic Design, Leicester College (1998–2000)

Social Media

twitter.com/JamFactory
instagram.com/jamfactory

Website

jam-factory.com

Gavin joined the team at the iconic Bristol-based animation studio Aardman in 2008, where he currently works for the interactive arm of the company, covering app and game design. But his work doesn’t end there: by early morning and evening he produces self-initiated projects under the alias Jam Factory, spanning photography, film, illustration, toy and character design.

Gavin admits that he knew little about the world of creative work growing up, assuming he could never make a living from artistic pursuits. After studying for a BTEC in graphic design, he went straight into work, finding his feet as a web designer for an agency in his hometown of Leicester. He tells us why he chose to bypass university, and how his career has unfolded so far.

Gavin
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Aardman online

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Aardman Interactive on the website

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