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My 15 years of licensing

Behind the Craft: Different Minds. One Scotland

Earlier in the year we pitched to produce a short for the Scottish government to raise awareness of autism and to illustrate autistic people’s experience of the world. As well as having an interest in mental health conditions, the opportunity to make something good and useful is always a treat so we were very excited […]

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Treasured Projects: Rebecca Manley

The latest addition to Aardman’s roster of commercials directors, Rebecca Manley talks us through the projects that have defined her career so far… When asked to share some of the stories, processes and techniques that I have used in a few of my favourite pieces of work, it was difficult to choose which ones to […]

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Behind the Craft: Jet-Puffed Marshmallows

Earlier this year we were lucky enough to be approached by VaynerMedia and Kraft to help them design a new animated commercial for their revamped Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. The brief was to create a fluffy character-based spot that showed a slice of life inside the delicious world of Jet-Puffed Nation. Early on we could see this […]

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Studio Spotlight: Julia Bell

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Aardman Attractions & Live Experiences Project Manager, Julia Bell. Read on to find out how her work has changed since lockdown, and her top tips for getting into the industry. How did you start out in the industry and what is your role at Aardman? I moved to […]

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Aardman Academy: Storyboarding blog – Sara Teramo

Last month’s Aardman Academy Storyboarding Workshop was exciting for me because I was able to be taught directly by a professional from Aardman – a studio I have always admired – while staying in London where I work as ConceptSara: a Creative, Concept Designer and Illustrator. I had studied storyboarding years before in Central Saint […]

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Aardman Academy: Storyboarding blog – Jen Dewar

You know when you get an excited prickle in your stomach? It can happen when you make eye contact with a person you have a huge crush on, or when you’re going on holiday and the plane is just about to go really, really fast (ha. Remember that?). Well, I was doing some research into […]

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Working (far away) from home

How lucky was I to be given the opportunity to take 6 months sabbatical to the other side of the world?  Little did I know that I’d still be here 9 months later…locked down, down under.  I’ve been working as an Interactive Producer at Aardman for over 5 years and have loved being part of […]

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Treasured Projects: Danny Capozzi

Cutting a new scrapbook reel is one of those times when you  sit back and reflect on the blood, sweat and (hopefully not so many) tears that have gone into projects completed the last couple of years. We’re often too busy making the work to be able to put time aside to showcase the projects […]

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Studio Spotlight: Nancy Jones + 5 tips for costume making

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Senior Model Maker and Aardman Academy tutor, Nancy Jones. Read on to find out how Nancy turned her passion for making and sewing into a career, followed by the costume making tips she swears by. How did you start out in the industry and what is your role […]

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Aardman Directors create covid-19 messaging

In these strange times that we find ourselves, we asked Aardman Directors to use their creativity to spread public awareness of the Covid-19 outbreak. Initially inspired by World War 2 propaganda posters, here we have a selection of animations and illustrations, that tackle the issues of social distancing, to supporting the NHS and simple advice […]

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