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Jacob Merrick-Wolf

Animator / IllustratorEast London, UK
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Jacob Merrick-Wolf

Animator / IllustratorEast London, UK
About me
Hello. I’m Jacob, an East London based artist. Over the past 5 years I’ve worked on a wide variety of campaigns within the creative industry; from visualising & storyboarding, to finished illustration, as well as fully animated works, all in a range of styles tailored to meet the client’s needs. My priority is always to help realise your vision, so if you have a project that needs a creative eye and demands versatility, please don’t hesitate to get in contact! contact@jacobmwolf.com
Projects
  • Secret Cinema - Casino Royale Mission Brief.A mission briefing video for Secret Cinema's 2019 interactive theatre event "Casino Royale" animated by myself and Rachinta Platts, produced by Jelly London. This video was accessed by attendees of the event online, giving them the low-down on their objectives for the night.
  • Have You Ever Wondered?An original Jelly Kitchen production asks "Have you ever wondered where all these baby pigeons are?" This short film was a passion project of the Jelly kitchen team, with help from very talented animators and sound designers, culminating in the heartwarming story of an old lady and her feathered protegees. My Role was creating character designs, keyframing and texturing/compositing the animation completed by the incredible duo Remus & Kiki. The original score was lovingly crafted by Mcasso.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support by Katy Wang (Storyboard & Animatic)In October of 2019, I created storyboards and an animatic with animation director Katy Wang for a Macmillan ad. The ad focuses on the difficulty of being overwhelmed with information following diagnosis.
  • Daddy's Song SlipcoverA slipcover design I illustrated for the Davy Jones Foundation. Limited run.
  • Save The Children Christmas Jumper Day 2019A short moving whiteboard sequence I animated for Save The Children's Christmas Jumper Day, working with Untold Studios.
  • Jelly Kitchen Ident - ShamanA short cel-animated ident for Jelly Kitchen, featuring our preferred method of idea generation.
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Projects credited in
  • Specsavers - RapunzelSpecsavers 30' TV advert for home visits. The brief was to create the first ever TV advert for Specsavers' new 'Healthcall’ service. Specsavers’ Opticians can conduct eye tests at home for people who can't come in-store for reasons such as old age, dementia and disability. The client wanted this advert to share the same warmth as typical 'Should've' adverts and bring a smile to people's faces, without necessarily having humour due to the delicate subject matter. Inspired by the classic tale
  • Tourism Ireland Game of Thrones Tapestry
  • Glass of ThronesKITCHEN collaborates with Publicis and Tourism Ireland to celebrate a decade of Game of Thrones.
  • Virgin Mobile Hot House TVC and PressI recently worked on the Virgin Hothouse Campaign providing secondary modelling design and animation.
  • #JellyOOOWe created Out of Office GIFs ahead of summer festivities…
  • Have you ever wondered...We're proud to give you a glimpse into The Kitchen's recent passion project they've been working on... Watch this space for the full vid! Below are some WIP shots & stills:
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Work history
    AnimatorJelly London
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Animator, character designer and illustrator working in the in-house team Jelly Kitchen.
    House ArtistThree Blind Mice
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    In house artist, creating and adjusting visuals and storyboards for Three Blind Mice.
Skills
  • Animation
  • Motion Graphics
  • Illustration
  • Design
  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Visualisation
Education
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    Illustration BA (hons) UWE Bristol
     - Bristol, United Kingdom
Awards
    Adobe Imagination Challenge 1st PlaceAdobe
    A creative national competition for students.