Short animations to promote a series of infographics relating to the Harry Potter books. Housed on the Pottermore website and released on social media, the films aim to drive traffic to the Pottermore site. Featuring some fantastic artwork by the brilliant Nathalie Lees
Agency: La Plage
Short film and print campaign for The Gaia Foundation as part of their annual report focussing on the devastating effects of mining and extraction processes on the water cycle.
Opening with a celebration of the life giving qualities of water, the film takes the point of view of a drop of water as it falls from the clouds and builds from a stream to a river giving life to jungles and villages before reaching the open sea. As the cycle repeats, human intervention takes the film in a darker direction.
The destructive processes touched on in the film are explained in further detail in the report and a supporting infographic.
Short film for Finnish homeware brand Iittala to promote their new Tanssi range. Tanssi, meaning 'dance' in Finnish, is a range of products featuring illustrations by Klaus Haapeniemi based on his designs for the Finnish National Opera's production of 'The Cunning Little Vixen', a Czech opera by Leoš Janáček.
The film follows the vixen as she searches for her beloved fox, meeting a host of characters along the way.
Illustration: Klaus Haapeniemi
Development of a visual style for Google Now's flip cards on Android phones in the Indonesian market. The cards are designed to introduce users to the benefits of various Google search tools.
Character designs and images to promote Google's Androidify app, where users can create an avatar of themselves in the style of the Android character.
Work includes illustrations of topical news stories for use on Google's social media feeds.
Agency: Toaster / Google Creative Lab
The Art of Metaphors
A short film for TED as part of their new education initiative, TED Ed. Pairing educators with animators, TED Ed aims to create a growing resource of inspiring educational films. This film is a lesson about metaphors written and voiced by the renowned American author, educator and poet Jane Hirshfield.
Orange Active Cloud
Internal film for Orange management staff. Showcasing a range of demographics, the film aims to clarify a vision of the future for mobile phone providers, and where Orange plans to position itself in this future market.
Agency: Orange Innovation Lab
Internal film for Unilever's management and staff to explain changing customer relationships and behaviour in the digital age.
Print campaign and 30 second animated TV spot for the Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Italy’s most famous children’s hospital based in Rome.
The animation tells the true story of Marco, a young boy desperately in search of a new heart, whose life is transformed through the generosity of public donations. The short animation has been welcomed with great adoration throughout Italy, and more importantly has brought smiles and hope to the children of the OPBG.
Creative concepting, storyboarding and styleboards for a series of motion graphics pieces designed to illustrate and clarify various news articles on ey.com.
Short film for Ballantine's to explain the concept of their Digital Lab, an open submission online hub for digital ideas. Designed for a conference screening, the film aims to clarify the concept and encourage people to take part.
Agency: Havas Work Club
30 second TV spot for international money transfer company Azimo.
Various animation and illustration work for Lost My Name, including promotional work and social media content to boost sales in the run up to Christmas.
Lost My Name make highly personalised print on demand books for children. Work also includes packaging design concepts and visual development for various R&D projects.
60 second commercial for Italian baby food brand Plasmon.
The film is set in a miniature world filled with colourful characters who nurture and raise the food ingredients essential for a baby's nutrition and development. The story follows a cricket as he dances and whistles his way through the world, meeting a host of working companions, and of course lending a helping hand when he can. Featuring some fantastic character design from Psyop designer Velwyn Yossy.
An interactive historical timeline designed to highlight key milestones in the history of margarine. Illustrated in simple one point perspective, the user navigates forwards and backwards along an eternally zooming path.
Agency: Lean Mean Fighting Machine
A self initiated exercise to learn some features of After Effects and Trapcode Particular. A psychedelic journey from the depths of the ocean up towards the heavens. Set to "It Is Not Meant To Be" by the fantastic Tame Impala.
Through the Ages
Online rich media ad for Aviva promoting the benefits of a new policy aimed at the more mature driver who may have been driving for the past few decades. Opening in a psychedelic Yellow Submarine styled landscape, the driver experiences the passing of time through the graphic styles of each decade from the 1960s to now.
Website for Nokia to highlight the benefits of their new mobile GPS phone. Sketched maps are drawn as you choose where you want to go along one of three routes. Each route highlights the advantages and uses within a specific demographic. These include family, travel and business lifestyles.
Interactive film for Reebok. A day in the life of the girl who wears Reebok's Easytone trainer. She tones her muscles simply by going about her day to day business. From the opening shot of her leaving her flat in the morning to the close in the evening, various animated characters interact with her to illustrate the admiration she receives through her newly toned figure.
To demonstrate just how perfectly simple it is to send and receive emails on the new 3 handset, this animation was designed to look playful and get across the notion of child's play. All the action takes place on a tabletop using a mixture of stop motion and After Effects. Fantastic lo-fi sound design by the brilliant guys at Candle who had a lot of fun producing this in about 3 hours with a box of percussion instruments, some crumpled paper and whatever else was at hand.
These seemingly straightforward ads showcase several features of the new Mini. The final feature mentioned however is pure fantasy. Once it's made clear that this is an outright fib, the equipment quickly folds away back into the car.
Art direction for a campaign to promote Google's new Chrome browser. The challenge was to come up with a look and feel for a series of engaging ads to be used across all kinds of digital media to highlight various aspects of the new Chrome browser. The Chrome logo needed to be the hero of the ads, and so a black and white sketch style was used so as not to dominate the logo wherever it may appear. As well as online ads, the animations appeared on large format digital outdoor screens and digital escalator panels.
Twitter data visualisation for Glue's 2009 Christmas Viral. Every time a user tweets the hashtag #tweetawish, Glue donates money to charity. Features include a search facility to view your star and tweet, a constellation can be drawn to see which users are connected, and by rolling over items in the scene the user can also view statistics about various Christmas related words to get an overview of what people are talking about at Christmas time. As well as the website, this interactive toy was also displayed on several large format screens in various busy London locations.
Characters and environments as part of a website for Woolworths to promote their new online venture. The aim of the site was to be a hub for news and updates about what Woolworths were up to since disappearing from the high street. The concept was of a Woolworths Headquarters, where users can find out about the upcoming online store, featured promotions, as well as information about the new team and the company's history.
Art Direction for the overhaul of the Magners UK website. The site aims to explain the history and the brewing process of Magners cider. Befitting of the historical and storytelling nature of the site's content, the illustrative style has a vintage puppet show / pop up book feel. The art direction was carried over into other areas of the campaign including social gaming, a mobile app and large outdoor graphics for promotional events.
A series of videos for the Green Party to be released on social media in the run up to the election. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness of the full range of Green Party policies. The videos were designed to grab attention in social feeds whilst giving the Green Party support. The work also includes a printed leaflet. Produced at Crew Studio.
Flash illustrations for online standard ads for Royal Navy Recruitment. These ads were designed to follow a photographic campaign so the challenge was to make the illustration look as photographic as possible whilst also fitting within the tiny 35K file size restriction.
Impossible is Nothing
Interactive animation for Adidas as part of the 'Impossible is Nothing' campaign. Upload an photo of your face and you become the hero. Your character inhabits a world where there are seemingly no rules, and can perform impossible feats with the greatest of ease. Each letter on your keyboard activates a different animation.
Art Direction, branding and interior decoration for The Velvet Fox. Working with The Penny Fathers and the people behind The Secret Garden Party to create a pop up Restaurant for Fallon to entertain staff and clients over the Christmas period. Reviewed here in Design Week.
A1 print featuring dancing partners.
A series of sinister Gods for a group exhibition at Berlin's Sameheads gallery, curated by Jack Duplock.
A1 Alphabet poster.