Robert Grieves – Award Winning London Animator
For almost two decades, I’ve created multi-award winning animations, guided by my passion for illustration, design and storytelling. Regardless of format – my projects always entertain, engage and inform.
Starting with a degree in Illustration (Brighton), I then took a Masters in Animation (London), where my graduation film qualified for the Oscars. This opened up work animating for TV, where I created Emmy winning motion design for BBC, and also won two Gold Promax awards. But I truly hit my stride creating campaigns for brands and organisations, helping reach global audiences online.
I’ve always been active in the animation community, teaching at University, judging at awards, even helping British Council promote the industry within schools. But as someone with dyslexia, I hadn’t planned to end up writing articles for the School Of Motion, and the UK’s No1 animation magazine.
Working across TV, live events and social has lead to a wide variety of clients:
Adidas – animated highlights of World Cup
LEGO – two campaigns promoting creative play
Rolling Stone Magazine – wrote and animated history of protest songs
London Olympics – stadium animation for opening and closing ceremonies
As well as those global brands are the smaller, much-cherished, jobs for the butcher, baker and candlestick maker. Everybody has a story, and I’d love to tell each one..
Here are some non-profit messages I’ve helped share:
Sesame Street – an animated a song for healthy eating
Transport Workers Union – a film about their history
Navy and Marines charity – a story to help children in the forces
Wingify.Earth – Trilogy of environmental films
Sausage is a short film I wrote and directed, who’s success lead all the way to the Oscars. On course it screened at around 100 festivals, winning 8 of them. When released online, it received a Vimeo ‘Staff Pick’ and countless online reviews. My first narrative film, it proved my ability to connect with audiences around the world, young and old. The same techniques I use to help brands tell their stories.
EMMY winner for Motion Design – ‘HWGTN’
OSCAR qualified for Animated Short – ‘Sausage’
‘Best Commissioned Film’ at Manchester Anim Fest – ‘Mark of a Free Society’
BAFTA shortlisted for Animated Short – ‘Sausage’.
World PROMAX winner for Best Animation, – ‘Immigration Nation’.
Aus PROMAX winner for Title Sequence – ‘Thanks for Listening’.
British Animation Awards, Best TV Graphics, Shortlisted – ‘Sesame St’.
Film Festival Awards for Sausage:
Amsterdam Film Fest, Grand Jury Prize – WINNER
Mexico Int. Film Fest, Best Animation – WINNER
Foyle Film Fest, Best Animation – WINNER
NYC Indie Film Fest, Best Animation – WINNER
The UK Film Fest, Best Animation – WINNER
Croatian Food Film Festival, Best Short – WINNER
PROMAX UK, Best Short Film – WINNER
Amsterdam Food Film Festival, Best Short – Runner Up
With over 15 years in the industry, I’ve managed numerous creative crews. Building a team of amazing collaborators, I can now bring together the best animators, illustrators, voice artists, composers and sounds designers. By selecting specialist freelancers, my projects benefit from the best talent, while avoiding traditional studio overheads. Just ask and I’ll provide case studies that best reflect your project…
As the world has learnt… location and timezone is no hurdle – it’s an advantage. With regular partners in NY, Deli, London, Toronto & Sydney, I frequently manage campaigns all across the world.