I am a designer and director working in moving image.
The Graphic design course at UWE allowed me to explore design without restrictions on format and delivery, whilst learning fundamental rules and how to approach briefs conceptually. By my final major project, I had very much found my feet in a world of video and installation.
Since graduating in 2012 I have worked at an array of Studios in London and Melbourne, Australia. My first out of University was an internship at design studio Hello Charlie London. This is a really important time for anyone, the transition between University and your first job can be daunting. At Hello Charlie I was given time to open up creatively and progress technically.
2 years later I went onto work at award winning studio, Browns. Moving image was fairly new territory for them and I was the first full time motion designer to join the studio. The first project I worked on was a brand refresh for global insurance company, Hiscox. My role was to develop and animate the brands new moving assets and motion guidelines. The studio delivers a very conceptual approach and a fresh aesthetic across all of its cultural and corporate projects, I learnt a huge amount at this studio.
I have been freelancing since leaving Browns over 2 years ago. I have now become a regular designer and director at Treatment Studio, a multi-disciplinary design practice for visual content. More recently I have been taking on projects which have offered me more of a director’s role, the step up in responsibility and ownership over my work has been very fulfilling. In my time at Treatment I have worked across the globe with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Louis Vuitton, U2, Elton John and Queen.
Hey, I’m Ben! I’m a Multi-disciplinary Designer living in London. By day I work as a designer in a design studio called ‘Angel London’ within the heart of Shoreditch, London working on projects for Coke, Jack Daniels, Cartoon Network etc. However, by night I work across a whole range of passion & freelance projects covering motion & animation, branding, print, editorial, illustration & digital, for a broad demographic of clients.
I started off my career after graduating at the design studio ‘onedotzero’ where I worked on an array of projects. Most notably the Nike World Basketball Festival. Afterwards I moved into the motion design an animation industry at an agency called ‘Swhype’ (Pronounced Swipe) where I worked my way up into a senior position conceptualising and creating work for companies such as John Lewis, The White Company and the social media platform ‘Vero’.
In my own time I’ve co-founded a part time studio called Matter No Matter creating work for non-profits, charities and causes which raise positive awareness around issues in the world. This includes animation work for the mens mental health charity C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably), ‘City Harvest’ who aims to reduce foot wastage around the world, ‘Unpackaged’, a start up which is trying to reduce plastic packaging and consumption and our own self initiated projects, most recently we produced our own short film on a tiny budget of £70, which attempts to bring attention to anti gun legislation within the US.
Along side this I also help to run a 17,000 member online community called ‘The Designers League’, which acts as a safe environment for creatives of all abilities to showcase their work, learn, receive feedback and collaborate. Make sure to join! We’re always looking to help creatives out however we can regardless of what stage they are at in their career, or design journey. If you ever need advice, or just want to meet for a tea, coffee, beer or a game of table tennis then get in touch.
Oliver Sin is a freelance director, animator and illustrator currently plying his trade in Cheltenham. Since leaving UWE, he joined a digital agency for 3 years as a creative designer. After 3 years at the agency, he leaped into the world of freelance to focus on an animation/motion design career path. Since then he has worked with a variety of notable clients such as AirBnb, IBM, eBay and Samsung to name a few, creating. He also on the panel of judges for the Motion Awards (www.motionawards.com).
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Stuart Croft was an innovator whose film practice involved narrative circularity, appropriation and the language of genre cinema.
The Stuart Croft Foundation is dedicated to supporting moving image artists and filmmakers to test new ideas and take risks with both form and content. Applicants are particularly encouraged to experiment with narrative and propose distinct and inventive proposals.
One award of £5,000 is available for the production of a new film/moving image artwork.
APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR:
– Artists moving image (for gallery/cinema/site specific/other)
– Short fiction film production
– Short documentary production
– Visual essays
– UK-based projects
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR:
– Applicants that have graduated within the two years from a higher education or post-graduate course
– Student productions
– Festivals or conferences
– Group exhibitions or community projects
– Educational or research activity
– Residencies or travel
– Publications and catalogues
– Projects taking place outside the UK
– Please note that other SCF award strands may fund some of the above.
Applicants must be UK residents.
Applicants can only apply to one award strand in any given year.
We advise that successful applicants complete their projects within one year of receiving funding.
The deadline for all applications is midnight (BST), 31st May 2018.
Typenowhere documents work created on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course at The University of the West of England, at Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol. The site also acts as a student resource including current live opportunities. Located inside the Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol city centre and taught by practising graphic designers, learning takes place in a studio environment with exceptional department facilities and a real-world dynamic. The course ranks very highly in the National Student Survey (NSS). Current students are regularly shortlisted for national and international graphic design awards. The course provides excellent preparation for a creative career in the UK and abroad. Many of our graduates establish their own freelance businesses or independent design companies.