Our lead designer Joe has several years experience as a Motion Designer, specialising in art direction, co-hesive film design, motion design and animation. Over the years he’s focussed his talents on designing for theatrical feature documentaries and after freelancing with Blue Spill on a number of films some years ago, took up permanent residence. He has a BA Design and Art Direction from Manchester School of Art and when he's not busy being exceptional at all things Motion, he's at gigs and travelling the world.
With a background in graphic design from her home country, Switzerland, Linda graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics at Brunel University in London. During her studies she undertook various internships which sparked her passion for title sequences. She enjoys experimenting with different techniques and styles and is an exceptionally talented visual storyteller!
Xanthe is a motion designer with a passion for all things cinematic! She graduated with first-class honours from Robert Gordon University, and went onto study animation with Quickdraw Animation Society in Calgary, Canada. Upon returning to the UK she studied Motion Graphics and Titles at NFTS, before heading over to Empire Design. She joins the Blue Spill team with a great love of all things title!
With a background in traditional animation, Kevin graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in animation at Norwich University of the Arts. His desire to continue to learn and experiment led him to work as a freelance animator and motion graphics artist. Outside of working hours he's an avid musician and loves roller derby!
Patrick is a well crafted motion designer with twenty years experience in the field. A regular on the Terry Gilliam films, he's worked for cinematic releases as well as titles across television.
James joins Blue Spill as Production Co-ordinator fresh from Blue Bolt VFX and Electric Theatre Company, after earning his stripes at MPC. He's very organised, efficient, enthusiastic and a great asset to the team!
Lucy is our Production Assistant extraordinaire, coming to us from a range of productions including feature animation films and comedy sitcoms. Having studied Media Studies at University of Brighton, she enjoys organising, working with a variety of different people and making things happen!
Marlen has over 14 years of experience in the TV & Film industry with the majority spent running the longest standing freelancer agency in London. Incredibly efficient and enthusiastic at all she lends her hand to, she joined the Blue Spill team in 2018 and works tirelessly in overseeing our projects financially, liaising with clients and keeping us on our toes!
"The opening credits just blow my mind; the designers, Blue Spill are so good. The band had that slogan in the early days: ‘psychedelic violent crimes’... What does that even really mean? I just said do that, whatever that is, make me an opening sequence that’s psychedelic and violent and insane. We’ve worked together with Blue Spill on the last four of my movies, and we have great rapport, so I’ve had to tell them less and less and then they end up giving me more and more. The communication is almost psychic at this point, and I think they like working with me because I don’t give a lot of direction, just some imagery and some ideas and they’re free to do whatever they want, and it always gets better and better. We won an award for the titles at SXSW for Excellence in Design, and that made me very happy."
Director, Stephen Kijak