Misha Notley

Misha Notley

3D Generalist/Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Misha Notley

Misha Notley

3D Generalist/Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Born in Tokyo and raised in Manchester (UK), Misha is currently based in London. Her multi-disciplinary practise deals with existing social, economic and political systems that dominate our current cultural climate and challenges them using speculative and future-oriented design. Often laced with a tone of absurdity, her work exposes the idiosyncrasies of a world dominated by gruelling neoliberal work culture, online hyper-representation and the commodification of the self. She has recently exhibited at Madrid Digital Arts Festival and London Design Festival, been published in Nowadays Journal and featured in Bricks magazine. She is currently working as a digital artworker for artist Weirdcore and digital art gallery Daata.
  • Super Angels
    Super Angels3D character work Art Direction by Weirdcore Android Opera with music by Shibuya Keiichiro and an Android Robot New National Theatre Tokyo 2021
  • PumpUp!© (2022)
    PumpUp!© (2022)‘PumpUp’ is an absurdist short film that speculates on a future financed by PumpCoins. Set in 2140 London, all traditional forms of currency have been phased out, crypto dominates the financial sector. The only way to “mine” such coins is by playing alluring play-to-earn arcade games, from the comfort of their own homes. Exploring themes of worker autonomy, be-your-own-boss culture and the ‘bullshit jobs’ phenomenon, the film follows the working days of James and Adrian, exposing the mechanisms
  • Love in a Sailor Suit
    Love in a Sailor SuitA surrealist, digital series of two agents of late-capitalism; a pair of wide-eyed, hyper-slick anime dolls. They are a manifestation of our over-commodified, over-performative economy, where cuteness is often used to soften our connection with products of capital (ie. with the use of cuddly meerkats to advertise insurance comparison websites). The series consists of the two agents in a range of 21st century scenarios.
  • Neoregelia, vol. 2
    Neoregelia, vol. 2Neoregelia is a Unity based interactive game where the aim is to cultivate flowers and learn about plant species within an eco-system 100 years into the future. Serial communication between an Arduino Leonardo Microcontroller and Unity enables users to use a modified joystick to navigate around the world, and to complete tasks such as watering plants (pressure sensor pad) and collect plant passports. Exhibited at 'Material Futures' show, London Design Festival, Kings Cross (2021).
  • Made To Expire
    Made To ExpireA video outcome for 'Made To Expire'- a group exhibition with the Institute of Digital Fashion and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at CSM. The production ran alongside a learning academy that democratises the way we think about, make and consume fashion.
    ORIENT FLUX EXHIBITION AT T-10/SKPS BEIJINGDigital Artworker for solo exhibition by Weirdcore 2020
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Work history
    Digital DesignerWeirdcore
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Various 3D generalist/video editing roles for projects including clients DIOR, Arca, New National Theatre Tokyo and Orient Flux exhibition in Beijing.
    3D DesignerOliver Cooke Design
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Creating 3D assets for an EP release with Last Man Records.
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  • Animation
  • Art Direction
  • Critical Writing
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Graphic Art
  • 3D Design
  • Creative Technology
  • Storytelling
  • 3D Modeling
  • Web Design
    UAL Creative Computing Institute logo
    UAL Creative Computing Institute logo
    Diploma in Creative ComputingUAL Creative Computing Institute
     - London, United Kingdom
    Gaining a material understanding of computational technologies that exist in the art/design world. Learning coding mechanisms using industry standard languages and frameworks (JavaScript, P5 and Python), how to develop apps and introduction to emerging areas such as machine learning.
    Intensive Animation and Fine Art CourseKyoto Seika University
     - Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
    A 2 week intensive course learning about Japanese Animation processes as well as the history of Japanese Fine Arts.
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    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    Peter Cannings AwardLondon College of Communication, UAL
    Runner-up for the Peter Cannings Award; an award that recognises final year student work which carries on Peter’s pioneering legacy of innovation in digital design and digital media.