The graduates forging a career in visual effects and motion graphics

design by Luke Scholefield - VFX & Motion Graphics graduate

Luke Scholefield



21-year-old motion graphics designer Luke secured a job at Bolder Creative, a motion design studio in Brighton. Bolder create 2D and 3D motion graphics for Nike, Ministry of Sound, Sony, HMV, BT to name a few, often in the form of TV ads or motion posters for stores/ company offices.

"In the two months I've been here, I've been a part of several projects, including TV ads like the one for Craig Charles' compilation album of soul music [pictured] that's been airing recently. I've also been able to help with the generation of ideas, and making motion tests for a few projects, including a motion poster that's in Nike stores."

Katy McPhee

Katy landed a job as a Junior Interactive Developer at Havas Lynxa Manchester-based creative healthcare consultancy with offices in London and New York. Katy works with the Video and Motion Graphics team, and has worked on some really exciting projects, but due to the nature of the pharmaceutical industry, can't show us any of it yet! 

"I feel like I have landed on my feet big time. I am lucky enough that my team within the company is responsible for all things video, so I am getting to do a bit of everything from film shoots, to green screen work, but with my main job being motion graphics work. Essentially it feels like an extension of Uni, just that the projects have to be done in a couple of weeks rather than months!"

Ashley Gillespie


Ashley, 22, was snapped up by retail giant Debenhams to work as a Junior Motion Designer in their head office in London.

Ashley works in the e-commerce department on a variety of projects that have so far included in-store displays, a showcase piece for the release of the new autumn/winter collection and designing and animating a child-friendly food menu.

In the pipeline is a big Christmas promotion. “I don’t know much about it yet, except that it will feature on a big temporary screen in the front window, looking out onto Oxford Street which is very exciting," he said. "I was invited to the colour grading session from the footage they filmed for it, which was great to be involved in."



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