james cook

Motion Graphic Designer, Director & Artist

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

James is a Freelance Motion Graphic Designer and Animator based in London, specialising in 2D and 3D motion graphics for post-production, design, film and advertising agencies. James was previously Head of Motion at Empire Design. James is also an artist. Founded, creatively directs and runs The Happy Gallery, an art and design collective producing art for charities and promoting emergent and established artists. There's an online store selling all the work donated to the pop-up shows he organises and the proceeds go to charity. His creative skills including; Creative Direction, Conceptualisation, Storyboarding, Film Trailers and Titles, Graphic Design, Branding, 2D and 3D Animation. He likes to work closely with clients to bring their ideas to life with his love and passion for design.

Skills

 

  • Film
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Compositing
  • Design
  • Rotoscope
  • VFX
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • C4D
  • Graph Design
  • Motion Graphic Designer
  • 2D 3D Motion Graphics

Work history

Currently

Freelance Motion Graphic Designer

Freelance

Apr 2000
  • James is a Motion Graphic Designer and Artist working for post-production, film and advertising agencies in London. His clients include: BBH, Create, Imagination, Intermission and Momoco. He also founded and runs The Happy Gallery an art and design collective producing art for charities and promoting emergent and established artists.

2012

Head Of Motion Graphics

Empire Design

Mar 2003 - Apr 2012
  • Built, developed, mentored and headed up a team in London and New York for several years creating Graphic and Motion Design, 2D and 3D animation, 3D modelling, VFX, compositing, branding, title sequences and idents. Working for leading film agencies and a wide range of International and US clients on marketing and film advertising campaigns. Winning several awards in the industry the highest of which is a Golden Trailer.

Awards

2010

Several Golden Trailers

  • Frost Nixon, House of Flying Daggers and White Noise to name a few