Lorne Christie

Sign writer and designer

London, United Kingdom
After 20 years glued to a keyboard creating promotional video and animated graphics I've picked up the family brushes and returned to my roots of traditional craft and sign writing.

I still use a computer but there's no alt-ctrl-del with enamel paint so preparation, practice and a steady hand are crucial.

Working up a ladder can be very challenging with obstacles, weather and clumsy people to deal with. The rewards however are a healthier outlook on life and a stronger back (I’ve an long standing injury that’s not helped by sitting down). I like working with people I like, making the local neighbourhood look better, and the satisfaction of doing a good job.

I'm an experienced creative producer of motion graphics and advertising design. I've won several prizes for my work, and frequently collaborate with creative’s beyond the constraints of commerce. I worked within the Creative Services dept of Central Marketing at SCEE producing promotional media for Sony PlayStation for 14 years.

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, Scope Productions, NVA, United Distillers, STV, BBC, & Channel 4.

Work Experience

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 uptown 22 different languages for dissemination across Europe and beyond.
November 2000 - May 2014 London, United Kingdom

Digital Facillites

Animator and Editor

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

Edit 123

Animator

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

Education

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

Awards

Grand Prix Scinema Festival 2008

Winner Grand Prix Scinema festival 2008

2008

Softimage

SoftImage Creative Animation Award 1994

1994

Rushes Film Festival

Nominated best short at the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival

2003