Michael Lester

Animator / director @ Beginners

Level
Mid Level
Location
Norwich, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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About me

After graduating I spent a year in Paris working for Ogilvy & Mather's in-house studio. I launched my freelance career in 2014 and spent four years building a broad international client base consisting of both agency work and direct relationships with companies. In 2018 I set up Beginners, a creative studio focusing on animation, illustration and design production on a larger scale.

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Skills

  • Illustration
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Desgin
  • Ideas Generation
  • Creative Writing
  • Animation Production
  • Advertisement
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Character Animation

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Ogilvy

    Ogilvy

    • Advertising
  • Intern Magazine

    Intern Magazine

    • Publishing
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    Freelance

    • B

      Beginners

      Work history

      Currently

      Animator / Director

      Beginners

      Sep 2017
      • United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Currently

      Freelance Designer & Illustrator

      Freelance

      Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Since September 2014 I have been working as a freelance illustrator and designer. I have completed a broad range of projects with a focus on illustration. Other disciplines have included logo design, packaging design and animation.

      2014

      Assistant Art Director

      Ogilvy

      Jul 2013 - Jul 2014
      • Paris, France
      • Full Time
      • I worked across a broad range of disciplines assisting art directors as well as developing my own ideas. I contributed to work for clients like IBM, Nestea and UK based charity Water for Africa, as well as being involved with the presentation design for winning pitches like Tiffany & Co and Netflix.

      Education

      2013

      BA Illustration and Visual Communication

      University of Westminster

      Aug 2010 - May 2013
      • London, United Kingdom