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Aidan Brook

Graduate Motion Graphics Designer & Illustrator

Sunderland, United Kingdom
I'm Aidan Brook, a motion graphics designer and illustrator living in Sunderland, North East of England. I specialize in animation, illustration and motion graphics. With a passion for all things bold, bright and immaculately timed, I create animations and illustrations for clients big and small.

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

Precept UK

Motion Graphics 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 Graphics 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

Freelance Motion & Graphics 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

Education

Northumbria University

Bsc(Hons) Computer Animation & Digital SFX

September 2011 - August 2015 United Kingdom

Skills

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, 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 EatCake.TV. Learned and developed various skills and techniques in Adobe After Effects and MAXON Cinema 4D that have increased overall workflow of handling project briefs.