Hi, I’m Martin.
I combine 20 years experience with a wide artistic and technical knowledge, allowing me to be versatile and work efficiently to the highest standard.
If you’re interested in working together, please
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What I do
Depending on the requirements of the project, I either work as part of a larger team on specific tasks, or I handle the entire job from initial ideas to final delivery. In this case, I work closely with the client to direct the project, overseeing a team of trusted collaborators, including Art Director Neil Gittins.
I’m looking to build long term working relationships, with a strong foundation on trust, reliability, and a passion to produce outstanding work.
My skillset includes:
Motion Graphics Design
Design / Styleframes
Storyboards / Animatics
Sound Design / Music / VO
Over the years I’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing people for some awesome clients including:
And here’s what some of those people had to say about me:
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Martin regularly since 2012. Martin joined our team to work on the digital content for the London 2012 Closing Ceremony, and that was the start of a valued and enjoyable working relationship. Martin is a rare talent with an excellent understanding of motion graphics/animation, both 2D and 3D. But this also comes with vast technical knowledge and an ability to deliver on time and to a very high standard consistently. When Martin is part of a Kate Dawkins Studio project, I know it’s not only in safe hands but that the work will be to the exacting level required.”
– Kate Dawkins (Founder at Kate Dawkins Studio)
“I have worked with Martin on a number of projects with content ranging from poignant stories to mark key historical anniversaries to high level messaging for corporate event environments. Whatever we’re creating his delivery is the same – beautiful, considered, technically brilliant and always on time. His calm supportive nature, ability to turn round high quality work to very tight deadlines if required and extensive knowledge of the motion graphics/animation process make him an invaluable member of the team. I can’t recommend him highly enough – even if that does mean he won’t always be available for us! ”
– Diana Henry (Creative/content producer)
“I’ve worked with Martin many times and can highly recommend both his reliability and animation skills. He is not only creative but also very technically skilled. It is always a joy to work with him.”
– Jayne Hobart (Senior Producer)
“Martin created a beautiful animation for us. The team were very happy and couldn’t believe what had been achieved in such a short time. It was a pleasure to work with him and the process went very smoothly and efficiently.”
– Nina Ludgate (Executive Digital Producer at Rapiergroup)
For as long as I can remember I’ve loved being creative. When I was a kid I’d always be in my bedroom drawing, making radio shows or writing stories. When I was 11 years old my parents bought me an Amiga 500 computer, and from that moment on I was hooked on creating animations, pixel by pixel, with the power (all 7MHz) of my computer.
I studied Illustration at University which is where I first started to experiment with Photoshop, After Effects and Cinema 4D to create motion graphics. After graduating, I sent out my (VHS!) showreel which resulted in getting the opportunity to work at some incredible studios like Why Not Associates and Passion Pictures.
I’ve now been a freelance motion graphics designer and animator for 20 years, on many different forms of animation, including Commercials, Feature Films, Music Videos, Idents, Large Scale Events, Branding, Explainers, and LED and Projection Mapping, but here are some highlights that I’m especially proud of:
creating animations for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, watched by an estimated global audience of 1 billion.
creating a 6 part web series ‘Invaders from Space’.
my School of Life animations having a combined 10 million views on YouTube.
working with Netflix to create an 8 part animated training series.
being Lead Animator on multi BAFTA Award-Winning BBC Passchendaele Centenary projection mapping project.
When I’m not animating most of my time goes into pretending to be some kind of monster/theme park ride for my son, but I also enjoy meditation and yoga (when I get the chance!)
If you’re new to animation and wondering how it could help, here are some ways that using it would benefit your business:
Animation engages and entertains your audience like nothing else. Using animation increases everything from search engine rankings to conversion rates (up by 80%).
People are far more likely to view and share animated content on social media.
You’re limited only by your imagination, which enables you to make work which catches your audience’s attention and creates a lasting impression.
Animation is a great way to simplify complicated concepts and explain them in elegant and entertaining ways.
The cost is scalable, suiting many different types of budgets.
Animation is more cost-effective than traditional film, and is more easily updated as your business changes and grows.
And here are some ways that you could use animation in your business:
Social Media Content
Educational/How to Videos
Events or Conferences
Case Study/Testimonial Videos
What is the process?
Once we have had a chat about what you are looking for, a typical project would start with me generating some initial ideas, rough sketches, and reference to make sure we are on the right track. Then after chatting this through we would move onto a rough animatic, so you have an idea of how the final animation would look. Once this is signed off we move onto final artwork and then deliver the final animation.
How much does it cost?
Every project is unique, so the cost will vary, but the majority of the projects I work on start at £5,000 and increase depending on the length and the detail of the animation. But the best thing to do is to have a chat and see how we can make the best use of your budget.
How long does it take?
This would depend on the budget and scope of the project, but a typical turnaround is anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks.
How do revisions and feedback work?
The key to successful relationships is communication, so you’ll get plenty of opportunities to make sure you get the animation you want. I offer unlimited revisions between the project start and end date. If I think a revision will affect the end date, I’ll let you know and you can decide if you want to adjust the budget accordingly.