Tristan Vanger

Motion Designer & Illustrator

Brighton, United Kingdom
I’m a motion designer & illustrator based in Brighton, UK. Many of my professional projects revolve around branding & identity, motion design and graphic design, whereas my personal work focuses more on illustration, character design and mural installations. In my personal work, (under the guise of Gustav Balderdash) I find that traditional analog methods, such as mixed media collage, ink and paint provide me with a refreshing contrast from working digitally.

Projects that excite me are the ones where I can bridge my professional and personal work in a way that adds value and solves creative problems.

Work Experience


Senior Creative

March 2015 - Present Brighton, United Kingdom


Motion Designer

March 2012 - Brighton, United Kingdom

Vision Globale

Motion Design

Motion Design for advertising & film as well as in-house corporate projects. Using Cinema 4D & After effects. Also providing Illustration for conceptual storyboarding.
September 2011 - January 2012 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

BlueRoo Interactive

Identity Design & Front-End Website Design - Freelance

Logo and Identity Design for BlueRoo Client; Shoes with Style. Implementing the new identity by skinning their newly built online store.
November 2009 - January 2010 United Kingdom

Lime Signs Ltd

Art Direction & Design

Taking clients from consultation to final production and installation, producing & overseeing all artwork in the process. I created & developed the Lime Signs corporate identity over 3 years, implementing it with consistency in all formats to maintain a friendly, approachable quality with a clean and corporate feel.
January 2008 - July 2011 Southampton, United Kingdom

Aliquantum Gaming

Graphic Designer

Producing artwork for branded online gaming applications, primarily for mobile devices. This included in-game graphics & menu screens, as well as branded web content.

Aliquantum re-brand, graphic design for branded online games and mobile devices.
July 2007 - December 2007 Christchurch, United Kingdom

Frame Eleven NYC

Graphic & Motion Design - Internship

July 2005 - August 2005 New York, New York, United States

Color Edge

Photo manipulation & Re-Touching Internship

July 2003 - August 2003 New York, New York, United States


Southampton Solent University

Ba Hons Illustration

I studied traditional hand-drawn Animation and Illustration during my time at Solent University.
September 2003 - June 2007 Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Kent Institute Of Art & Design

Foundation Course in Art & Design

September 2002 - June 2003 Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom


English (Native),
French (Beginner),


Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Premiere Pro, Branding And Identity, Character Design, Illustration, 2D Character Animation, Adobe After Effects CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Maxon CINEMA 4D, Motion Design, Murals,