Lorne Christie

Designer, General Handyman and Sign writer

London, United Kingdom
After many years creating video and animated graphics for a wide range of clients, applications and platforms I've picked up the family brushes and returned to the traditional crafts of my roots. I now undertake general building maintenance and restoration alongside the design and fabrication of signage and gilding.

I still use a computer and undertake digital work however a balance was required to offset the sedentary nature of modern desk work.

As a producer of corporate communications, motion graphics, advertising design I've won several prizes for my work. After 15 years within the Creative Services dept of Central Marketing at Sony PlayStation, I’ve since been working on a freelance basis, creating projections for Glastonbury, mural paintings and retail signage.

Brands and clients I’ve worked with include: Motorola, National Trust of Scotland, Bank of Scotland, Scottish Power, Faulds, Kwikfit, Marks & Spencer, SEPA, Aggreko, Scottish Nuclear, Scottish Equitable, Sports Division, Kelvin Consultants, Big Beat, UZ events, Tunnocks, Tango, Forbo Nairn, Picardy Productions, IWC, La Belle Allee, Edit123, Scope Productions, NVA, United Distillers, STV, BBC, & Channel 4.

Work Experience



Sign writer, designer, decorator, handyman.
June 2016 - United Kingdom

Sony PlayStation

Motion graphic Designer

As a department we were responsible for the production of media to promote software titles and Playstation services. This involved the shooting of footage and interviews, the recording and mixing of audio, the production of motion graphics and editing of assets. Finished pieces were then localised in up to 22 different languages for dissemination across Europe and beyond.
November 2000 - May 2014 United Kingdom

Digital Facillites

Animator and Editor

Production of television commercials, corporate video, film and broadcast entertainment.
1994 - 1996 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edit 123


Production of Television advertising, Corporate video and Broadcast entertainment
1993 - 1994 Glasgow, United Kingdom

NMS Software Ltd


Animating landscapes for game production using Alias Maya
1992 - 1993 Aldridge, United Kingdom

Guthrie & Wells Ltd

Decorative restorer

During this time I assisted in restoring the stencil work of 'the White Bedroom' in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed 'Hill House' in Helensburgh. I also restored the extensive muraling and stencil work of the Thomas Coats Memorial Church in Paisley.
1991 - 1991 United Kingdom

Urban Tech Architects / Tom Levy Construction

General construction worker

General construction work on domestic and commercial properties.
1990 - 1991 New York, United States


University Of Teesside

MSc 3D Computer Aided Graphical Technology Applications

September 1992 - June 1993 Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Napier University

BSc (hons) Industrial Design (Tech)

September 1986 - June 1990 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Glasgow College Of Building And Printing

SVQ House Building

January 1998 - November 1998 Glasgow, United Kingdom


Web Production and online training

HTML5, Intermediate CSS, Responsive design & advanced CSS, CSS3, jquery
August 2015 - August 2015 London, United Kingdom

ALCHEMEA College Of Audio Engineering

AP2 Abelton Sound Production

June 2009 - June 2009 London, United Kingdom

Jewel & Esk College

EA1 Engineering Appreciation

Metal fabrication, Milling, Lathing, Press work and Welding. [MIG, Oxyacetylene & ARC]
1987 - 1987 United Kingdom

Construction Industry Training Board

CSCS HS&E (Health, Safety & Environment)

September 2020 - October 2020 United Kingdom


Fundamentals of Digital Marketing

Take a business online,
Make it easy for people to find a business on the web,
Reach more people locally, on social media or on mobile,
Reach more customers with advertising,
Track and measure web traffic,
Sell products or services online,
Take a business global.

November 2020 - December 2020 London, United Kingdom


Grand Prix Scinema Festival 2008

Winner Grand Prix Scinema festival 2008


Rushes Film Festival

Nominated best short at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival



SoftImage Creative Animation Award 1994 for short film 'Songlines'



3d, Abelton , Adobe After Effects, Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premier, Architectural Maintainance, Audio Production , Compositing, Decorating, Editing, Green Screen Filming, Localisation, Model And Prop Buildin, Painting, Restoration, Script And Copywriting, Sign Writing,