Nicola Gastaldi

Art Director / Motion Designer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsAnimator - Motion Graphics Designer - 3D Designer
  • Dorota Chwal
  • Jila Svicevic
  • Rey Curley


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About me

Hello! I’m Nicola Gastaldi, London based freelance motion designer and animation director. Currently working at Jack Morton, I’m also a lecturer at UAL and always tinkering with looping gifs. With more than 10 years experience, I’ve been lucky to work with some great people and friends at Google Creative Lab, MPC, Ogilvy, Universal Everything, Mother Design, Smoke & Mirrors.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • 3D Computer Animation
  • Film
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Compositing
  • Music Videos
  • Commercials
  • Bumpers
  • Live Action Design
  • Promos
  • Title Sequence
  • Animation
  • Motion Editing
  • Object Animation
  • Particle Effects
  • Storyboard
  • Motion Design
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Projection Mapping
  • Animated Gif
  • Art Installation

People I’ve worked with

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  • G

    Gasta LTD

    • G

      Google Creative Lab

      • S

        Smoke & Mirrors

        • J

          Jack Morton

          Work history


          Lead Motion Designer

          Jack Morton

          Jul 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance


          Motion Graphics Designer

          Gasta LTD

          Jul 2007
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance


          Motion Graphics Designer

          Google Creative Lab (through Adecco)

          Oct 2017 - Jul 2018
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Art direction / Motion Design


          3D Artist

          Jam Films

          Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time


          Head of CG

          Smoke & Mirrors

          Mar 2012 - Oct 2016
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time



          Master’s Degree cum Laude in TV, Cinema and Multimedia

          IULM University of Milan

          Dec 2001 - Dec 2003
          • Milan, Italy



          Vimeo Staff Pick


          • Gastaloops


          Best Dance Video UK


          • Our video for Leftfield - Head and Shoulders won the Best Dance Video UK at the MVA!


          GSG5s Project Winner

          Greyscale Gorilla

          • And yes, I did it! Sow and reap and then again, a small project done in few nights, won the Greyscale Gorilla 5 seconds project which theme was


          London Design Museum Exhibition

          Design Museum

          • My video "An italian afternoon" has been exhibited at the Design Museum of London!


          Art By Chance 2011

          Art by Chance

          • Illusions is an ultra short movie. It's 30 seconds long. It has been made for Art By Chance 2011 festival, the theme was "Change". With other 20 shorts, it has been selected and aired worldwide. Story and animation: Nicola Gastaldi Music: Roberto Calvi, Simone Siano Sound design: Nicola Gastaldi The word