Ali Atakan

Brand Representative Lead

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

London based artist and animator with a broad range of skills in 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics and stop-motion animation. Proficient in using multiple media platforms and skilled in using software including Adobe Animate, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign and Microsoft Office. Strong, hard working and motivated team-player who has the administrative skills needed to produce projects and organise meetings, notes and people.

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Skills

  • Microsoft Office
  • Maya 3D
  • Dragonframe
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Organisation
  • Admin

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Barbican Centre

    Barbican Centre

    • Arts and Culture
  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
  • H

    Hollister Co.

    • R

      Royal Academy of Music

      Work history

      Currently

      Brand Representative Lead

      Hollister Co.

      Oct 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2019

      Producer/Animator

      Royal Academy of Music

      Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Produced a 3-minute animation exploring ‘space’ made to accompany a live piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music. Worked closely with the pianist to decompose the piece and reflect its mood and tones on to motion designs based on the movement of galaxies and stars.

      2019

      Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Worked as a producer on a 5-minute stop motion project entitled ‘The Harvest Hour’ exploring gluttony, vanity, hubris and consumerism. Was in charge of scheduling, booking equipment, budgeting and taking minutes during meetings. In addition, helped with set building, story writing, character making and animating.

      2018

      Mar 2018 - May 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • 2D animation project entitled 'and then...' exploring the abnormal nature of dreams.

      2018

      Producer/Director/Animator

      University of The Arts London (UAL)

      Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Was inspired by pop art posters to direct an animation with a 2D graphic style exploring how a person could get ready in the future. The three 5-10 second animated loops were chosen to be displayed at the exhibition for Stanley Kubrick’s archives’ 10th anniversary celebration at the LCC.

      2018

      Producer/Animator

      Barbican Centre

      Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Produced a 5-minute animation exploring ‘everyday patterns’ made to complement and enhance the live music performed by schools at The Barbican. Was in charge of creating short and simple loops that were then composed together in a way to resemble a collage. In addition, organised meetings for a large group of peers and made sure the project was finished in time through deadlines and scheduling.

      2018

      Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • 2D animation project made to accomodate a student final year film project entitled 'Belt & Braces' as a teaser trailer.

      2019

      Brand Representative

      Hollister Co.

      Oct 2017 - Oct 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • During my university course, worked as a part-time sales assistant at the flagship store on Regent Street, London. Responsible for providing excellent customer service, maintaining visual merchandising on the shop floor and taking initiatives to push sales.

      2017

      Producer/Director/Animator

      Child Poverty Action Group UK

      Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Animated a 30-second film interpreting the experience of poverty through children’s eyes made for the charity’s social media page. Used a rostrum camera to capture a drawing being drawn by a child and brought the drawing to life with a voiceover.

      2018

      Student Union LGBTQ+ Officer

      University of The Arts London (UAL)

      Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Was elected by other students in UAL to be a part of Arts Student Union and represent LGTBQ+ community at a college, university and national level. Planned and organised several events to support trans awareness locally and was a part of the union to organise a university wide party for the 2018 Pride parade.

      2017

      Mar 2017 - May 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Rotoscoping project entitled 'Conquest' exploring social media and gaming culture.

      2017

      Jan 2017 - Mar 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Stop motion project entitled 'Gummy' exploring the theme 'readings & misreadings' made only from chewing gum.

      Education

      2019

      Sep 2016 - Jul 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • 3 year course specialising in 2D, 3D and stop-motion animation. Graduated with First Class Honours.

      2016

      Live Events and Television

      London College of Communication, UAL

      Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Studied only the first year.

      2015

      International Baccalaureate

      ACS Egham International School

      Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
      • Egham, United Kingdom
      • Mathematics Higher (7), Chemistry Higher (7), Information Technology in a Global Society Higher (6), English Language and Literature Standard (6), Theatre Studies Standard (6), French AB Initio (6), ToK and ITGS Extended Essay (2).

      2013

      Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
      • United States
      • Learned all aspects of film-making from lighting, to camera use and basic elements of filming in ‘Practium in Production’ classes. Studied the theory behind film production and learned how to structure a story to fit the screen in ‘Beginning Digital Film-Making’ classes.

      Awards

      2015

      Alderdice Citizenship Award

      ACS Egham International School

      • This award recognises students who help create a caring community by displaying consideration to others which I have been awarded at my high school graduation.