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Ian Cross

Director/Motion Designer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDirector - Motion Graphics Designer

About me

I direct and design moving images; working in commercials, content, broadcast and film and TV. At ease working on small scale projects, my work includes motion graphic design and 3D. My experience with large scale jobs has meant working with crews at home and abroad (Prague, South Africa, and Egypt) and smaller low budget digital projects, such a studio and green screen productions. I am driven in pursuit of excellence and by the desire to experiment and to innovate. My interest in art, design, and culture has informed and influenced my approach to the work. It think it’s important to look outside the industry for inspiration. I have also directed several short films for festivals and TV. I have won numerous awards for my work including D&AD, Creative Circle and British Arrow. I believe my experience in working with great agency talent with big brands and experienced production crews makes me confident that I can bring a level of professionalism, talent and desire to any project.

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Skills

  • Directing
  • Motion Graphics
  • Editing
  • Creative Typography
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • C4D
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Creative Pitching
  • Client Briefing

Work history

Currently

Director

Picasso Pictures

Sep 2015
  • Berwick St, Soho, London W1F, UK
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Director/Designer. Represented by Production Company, pitching commercials, content and films and tv titles, designing and directing, and overseeing post production process.

2012

Director

Annex Films

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Director/Designer. Represented by Production Company. Pitching commercials, content and film and tv titles. Designing and directing, and overseeing post production process.

2010

Director

Spank Films

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Director/Designer. Represented by Production Company. Pitching commercials, content and film and tv titles. Designing and directing, and overseeing post production process.

2008

Director

Picasso Pictures

Sep 1996 - Sep 2008
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Director/Designer. Represented by Production Company. Pitching commercials, content and film and tv titles. Designing and directing, and overseeing post production process.

Education

1991

Film and Video Post Grad

St Martin's School of Art

Sep 1990 - Sep 1991
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Post Grad Course in Artist Film and Video Production. Completion of several short films.

1990

BA Hons in Fine Art (Film and Animation)

Wolverhampton School of Art

Sep 1987 - Jul 1990
  • Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Degree course in Fine Art, majoring in Film and Animation. Completion of several short films.

Awards

2008

  • Awarded for Best in TV Idents, for BBC2 Brand Idents (Zoetrope, Tent and Sunroof)

2001

Book

D&AD

  • Awarded for Best in Film Titles, for Snatch (Ska Films).

2000

Silver Pencil

D&AD

  • Awarded for Best in TV Sponsorship Idents, for Guinness sponsorship of 2000 Rugby World Cup.

2000

  • Awarded for Best in TV Sponsorship Idents, for Guinness sponsorship of 2000 Rugby World Cup.

2000

Gold

Art Director's Club Of Europe

  • Awarded for Best in TV Sponsorship Idents, for Guinness sponsorship of 2000 Rugby World Cup.