Aidan Brook

Junior Motion Graphic Designer @BaitStudio

Cardiff, United Kingdom
I'm Aidan Brook, a motion graphic designer living in Cardiff, Wales, originally from Sunderland in the North East of England. I specialise in animation, illustration, motion graphics and branding. With a passion for all things bold, vibrant and immaculately timed, I create animations and illustrations for clients big and small. I graduated in 2015 from Northumbria University with a Second Class Upper Division (2:1) sandwich degree in BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Digital SFX.

Designing and creating is my passion, I look at everything in everyday life to gain inspiration and motivation to try to construct my own ideas and design concepts. I have been working in art and design since 2009 from my secondary school and throughout sixth form, which influenced my decision to pursue a career in the design industry. I have recently graduated from Northumbria University in BSc(Hons) Computer Animation and Digital SFX.

Work Experience

Bait Studio

Junior Motion Graphic Designer

October 2016 - Present Cardiff, United Kingdom

Precept UK

Motion Graphic Design Intern

• Valued integral member of the creative design team as a Motion Graphics Design intern, worked on live client briefs for The Fat Hippo Restaurant Newcastle, Moltin, AMV Live Music, Websand and Wilton Engineering Services.
• Enhanced self-time management, task organisation and communication skills whilst working in a cliental pressured environment to complete briefs to tight deadlines.
• Managed and led all motion related cliental briefs apprised by creative director, having a major input in everything involving animation, motion design and in client 3D brand identities and visuals used in various products and multimedia platforms.
• Heavily contributed in idea generation, design and implementation of initial concept roots on client briefs and proposals, which involved work in brand communication and visuals for identities, website design and video based digital content.
• Designed several 2D animations including short openers, intros, outros, animated infographics for promotional and explainer videos for digital web platforms.
• Developed existing skills in 3D and 2D software packages such as motion design with sound sync, animation techniques, typography, infographic layouts, lighting, texturing and materials, scene setup, rendering and storyboarding.
April 2014 - July 2014 United Kingdom

Brightley-Hodges Associates

Creative Intern

• Member of the design team working on live client and in-house briefs.
• Committed to producing and completing work to tight deadlines
• Developed communication skills and understanding of a small business
• Worked with clients such as Zurich Insurance Group, Voiceworks, Downers Design, ImageThis, Irene & Jenny and Family Business Place.
• Involved with the design and implementation of internal communications, websites, advertising, marketing and promotions.
• Designed web banners and thumbnails, a diary, postcards, flyers, invitations, an intro stinger, a magazine, animated web GIFs and much more.
September 2013 - February 2014 Aylesford, United Kingdom

Glad Creative

Motion Graphic Design Intern

• Created various 2D animated GIFS for clients for use on their websites and newsletters.
• Designed logo/icon concepts for 2 clients.
• Researched suitable images for a client’s website and restructured a test EPS layout.
• Developed successful working relationships with clients and the team
• Ensured all tasks were completed to the highest standard within deadlines
• Dealt with strategic feedback at intervals throughout projects professionally
June 2013 - July 2013 United Kingdom


Freelance Motion Graphic Designer

• Created an individual channel dedicated for my designs and products and gained a global client audience.
• Showcased my illustration and graphics skills via a social network tool, YouTube.
• Secured rapid success, earning small profit based on the number of views on my channel content. This experience has allowed me to self-manage various projects and meet tight client deadlines.
June 2012 - September 2014 United Kingdom


Northumbria University

Bsc(Hons) Computer Animation & Digital SFX

2:1 (Second Upper Class)
September 2011 - August 2015 Newcastle, United Kingdom

St.Aidans Sixth Form


A-Level: Applied ICT - Grade A*
A-Level: Fine Art - Grade B
AS-Level: Applied Art - Grade A
September 2009 - July 2011 Sunderland, United Kingdom


Adobe After Effects, Adobe Bridge, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro , Animation, Autodesk Maya, Branding, Communication, Customer Service, Digital Video, Drawing, Explainer Videos, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Icon Design, Identities, Illustrations, Intros, Marketing, Maxon CINEMA 4D, Mircosoft Office, Motion Graphics , Outros, Promotional Videos, Promotions, Sony Vegas Pro, Toonboom Animate Pro 2, Trapcode Suite, Video Editing, Web Browsers, ZBrush,

The VFX Festival at Escape Studios London: 7th November 2013

Attended an industry speaker session hosted by Alex Pejic, a CG and VFX supervisor from Prime Focus UK. Shown CG and VFX breakdowns of several shots, gaining valuable insight into the preparation, lateral thinking and design process during the production of a worldwide movie, White House Down.

Participated in an Advanced Motion Graphics Workshop, hosted by Thiago Maia from CookieStudio where I learned and developed various skills and techniques in Adobe After Effects and MAXON Cinema 4D that have increased my overall workflow and handling of project.