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Ian Clarke

Freelance Motion Graphic Designer & Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ian Clarke

Freelance Motion Graphic Designer & Creative DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello! I am an award winning freelance Motion Graphic Designer, Animator, Design Director & Creative Director based in London. With 16 years experience in the industry, I work both in-house and remotely for international clients. My interests and expertise are in design, motion graphics, brand identity, animation and typography. My approach is thoughtful and idea driven. To date I have worked with a wide range of clients within the broadcast, motion graphics and branding fields respectively. These include McDonalds, Amazon, Unilever, MTV, BBC, Coca-Cola, ITV, Pixar/Disney, Viasat, The Guardian, Sony Pictures, Universal, Shell, BP & London Live. ​​​​​​​ Please get in touch!
Projects
  • IAN CLARKE SHOWREEL 2020This is my latest showreel, just a taster of my skills in motion graphics, art direction and creative direction. ROLE: MOTION GRAPHICS, CREATIVE DIRECTION, ART DIRECTION
  • NIKE AIR BASKETBALLCombining shot footage, 2D and 3D elements, this brand film for Nike Air Basketball has a frenetic energy that mimics the hustle on the court. This was a non-commissioned typography piece for Nike. ROLE: CONCEPT, ART DIRECTION, MOTION GRAPHICS.
  • CREATIVE JUICE BRAND ANIMATIONAn online brand promo for 'Creative Juice', this fun animation reintroduces the brand in a playful and engaging way. ROLE: CONCEPT, ART DIRECTION, MOTION GRAPHICS.
  • LOUD BRAND TEASERSWith the imminent launch of LOUD, I was approached to design the branding for the new online service. This animation is a teaser for the brand's upcoming launch. ROLE: CONCEPT, BRANDING, ART DIRECTION, MOTION GRAPHICS.
  • MTV BASE GARAGE ANTHEMS TV ADVERT & DIGITALApproached by Universal Music On Demand & MTV, I was tasked with bringing album artwork to life for their MTV Base Garage Anthems launch. MTV & Universal wanted a 30 second TV advert, along with spots for Facebook, Instagram and Youtube Pre-Rolls for their campaign. After many hours on the decks (aka Cinema 4D), I used three of MTV Base’s brand colours to create an abstract journey through musical history. This was a quick turn around but was great to muck around and play with MTV’s branding. Th
  • AMAZON ALEXA CHRISTMAS ANIMATIONAmazon asked us to create an animation to play out in stores across the UK and Europe. This short Christmas piece showcases Amazon's Echo Dot and Echo Show 5. Characters illustrations were also by the excellent Adrien Kulig and Andreas Clerc. ROLE: ART DIRECTION, CO-MOTION GRAPHICS.
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Work history
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    Freelance Motion Graphic Designer / Art Director / Creative DirectorFreelance
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Available for bookings. Please get in touch.
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    Design Director & Head of DesignTellyJuice
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    As Head of Design, I currently oversee the design output of TellyJuice. Working on campaigns for clients including MTV, McDonalds and ITV, I have been involved in Promax UK nominated teams (see below). Pitching to and liaising with clients, managing freelancers with the Head of Production, I ensure all design is delivered on time and on budget, whilst always maintaining the highest level of design.
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Film
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Compositing
  • Digital
  • Commercials
  • Promos
  • Title Sequence
  • TV Campaigns
  • Motion Design
  • Cinema 4D
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • After Efects
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
Education
    CertificateUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Art Direction short course at University of the Arts London Chelsea in Easter 2014.
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    First Class Honours - MA DIGITAL FILM & ANIMATIONLondon Metropolitan University
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours.
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Awards
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    Promax & BDA Awards - Nominations ListPromax & BDA Awards
    Promax & BDA Awards - Nominations List 2017 ’London Live Channel Rebrand’ - Best TV Channel Identity PromaxBDA UK Awards 2016 ’Viasat Hits Launch’ - Best On-Air Channel Idents (In-House) PromaxBDA UK Awards ’Viasat Hits Launch’ - General Channel Image Campaign PromaxBDA World Awards 2015 'Viasat Film Christmas Ident' - On Air Design PromaxBDA World Awards 2014 ’Stars In Your Home’ - On Air Promotion PromaxBDA Europe Awards ‘Independent Cinema Season’ - On Air Promotion PromaxBDA World Awards ’Explore Idents & Rebrand’ - On Air Design PromaxBDA Europe UK Awards 2013 'The Godfather’ - On Air Promotion PromaxBDA World Awards
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    2016 ’Viasat Film Christmas’ - Animation - PromaxBDA Europe Awards - SilverPromax & BDA Europe
    ’Viasat Film Christmas’ - Animation PromaxBDA Europe Awards Silver
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