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AJ Pugh

Integrated + Motion Designer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsMotion Graphics Designer - Digital Designer - Brand Consultant


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About me

A true idealist, I believe design and art direction is my purpose in life. Gaining skills in new areas of creative, strategic and content production, I’ve proven to myself that I can generate an effective solution to any brief be it digital, film, motion or content generation using drive and passion. Not afraid to put the laptop away and use hands on analogue methods for more authentic execution. Currently I'm experimenting with Audio Production in Reason and video processing to offer more diverse, bespoke responses to client projects.

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  • Art Direction
  • Html
  • Css/css3
  • Dslr Operation
  • Audio Editing
  • Editing
  • Creative Arts
  • Conceptual art
  • Conceptual Design
  • 360 Branding

Work history


Freelance Creative

The Autonomy Project

Mar 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Working under the company name The Autonomy Project that I registered in 2015 I have been involved with a cross section of clients including ITV, Pret A Manger, BBC... Specialising in Brand, Motion and Digital design I am able to adapt to work on different aspects of creative output at any one time


Senior Digital Designer


Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
  • 31 Charlotte Rd, London EC2A 3PB, UK
  • Freelance
  • Recruited to develop a pitch to rebrand a multi-national TV channel. Briefed to a develop ground breaking solution that pushed the boundaries of a section of the TV industry that has become stale. Delivering concepts for screen architecture, idents, digital platform integration, art direction for promotional assets and a new, forward thinking social media strategy taking the channel forward to be an industry leader in this area.


Creative Art Director

Sedley Place

Oct 2013 - Mar 2015
  • Clapham Common, Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG, UK
  • Full Time
  • Joining the team of this Award Winning Creative Agency at an exciting time of development was a welcome challenge. I completed projects for Diageo, covered in Creative Review, Little Black Book, and Computer Arts. Also direction for Mercedes-Benz shoot in 4K, motion design and other Experiential work for Coca-Cola, as well as a multitude of Digital projects I, designed & directed work for brands such as Gleneagles, Gather & Gather, Westfield.


Motion Graphics Designer


Jul 2012 - Oct 2013
  • Isleworth, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Following promotion I sought to engage in different areas of departmental and platform development. After pitches for two ideas I had that provided a new structure with which to promo On Air programming through Digital means, currently in its second stage of development, looking to connect with our existing client base to lead them effectively back to Sky products. Aiming for my design output to increase in level throughout 2013 and to widen my knowledge of the Television industry. Prominent strengths in shot selection, sequencing, identity development, audio choice and re-edits being at the core, my aspirations are to also develop my digital work further, and refocus attention on to branding and its major influence.


Junior Motion Graphics Designer


Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
  • Isleworth, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • In at the deep end! My first project was as lead designer for the London 2012 Olympics, art direction of the 3D Team, I developed the concept and delivery for all output on the games by Sky News. Other notable projects include development of the Sky News iPad App icon, UI design for Boulton & Co. Live Talk App UI, title sequences for the 50th Anniversary Arnolfini Museum documentary on Sky Arts, and concept, typography & art direction of the Queen’s Christmas Message aired for the first time on Sky. During the Eurozone crisis I developed the identity & motion for the 60 Second Economist that continued on in to a series nominated for a Royal Television Society award in 2013.


Creative Intern

James Good

May 2010 - May 2010
  • 7 Stratford Pl, Marylebone, London W1C 1AY, UK
  • Full Time
  • A placement which focused on branding, advertising and marketing development. Time spent with like minded creatives, a fruitful relationship developed, one I still keep in touch with today. After completing a branding project for them I was offered the position of Junior Designer.


Creative Intern

Accent ADC

Apr 2010 - Apr 2010
  • Full Time
  • A week long placement where I worked on advertising, rebranding proposals and brochure designs alongside the Creative Director who gave feedback as well as insight into other areas of the company such as digital, client proposals and business logistics.



Sep 2016
  • 1, Granary Building, Granary Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AA, UK
  • Since starting the course my work has diversified hugely. Experimenting with processing, installation and film to bring my ideas to life saw me recently exhibit over a week long event in the Switch House, Tate Modern. Will bold aspirations for conceptual innovation my intentions are sure to lead me to interesting and very testing places. These challenging experiences stand to build up my repertoire reflecting back onto my commercial work. The next outing for my work is at the Annihilation Event at the Lethaby Gallery, Granary Square, London – 20th - 31st March


Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
  • Mount Pleasant, Swansea SA1 6ED, UK
  • Following the year one degree introduction and topic overviews, I was keen in keeping a focus on experimentation, channeling my studies toward Branding and Web Design. Learning key skills in HTML, CSS and Flash development for my 2nd year, to facilitate plans for external final year projects. Taking on the option to do 70% External work and 30% Personal work in my final year, I won 2 clients to develop brand strategy, identity design and web applications. My final year study topic was Branding with special interest in Semiotics. Achieving a 2:1 I was selected with the other top graduates in the country to showcase our work at the New Designers Exhibition in London. Taking place over two weeks we met with designers and other professionals from Print, Web and Packaging companies. Conversations with scouts from Nokia and Sky being most notable, which is where first contact was made for my future employment with Sky.


BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design

Worcester College of Technology

Sep 2000 - Jul 2001
  • Worcester, United Kingdom
  • The course gave an introduction to Art & Design disciplines including Graphic Design, Photography, Painting & Drawing, and Sculpture. I then specialised in Graphic Design producing a range of projects leading up to the final production of a magazine. All content was shot and drafted by myself, based on the visit to New York City in July 2001.


Sep 1998 - Jul 2000
  • Art, Design & Technology



Marketing Awards

The Drum

  • Best Moving Image - Nominee