Meet the Team


Every member of our dedicated team began their career as an animator
Each one of us is an ‘Animation Guy’
Jamien Middleton Avatar
Jamien Middleton

Managing Director

Theo Hicks Avatar
Theo Hicks

Creative Director

Sam Stoney Avatar
Sam Stoney

Animator

Olivia Golding Avatar
Olivia Golding

Animator

Elliot Brookes

Creative Producer

Yunjuan Shi

Animator

Rella Raskeviciute Avatar
Rella Raskeviciute

Producer

James Embrey Avatar
James Embrey

Director of Photography

Chris Benningwood Avatar
Chris Benningwood

Editor

Jamien Middleton Avatar

Jamien Middleton

Managing Director

Theo Hicks

Creative Director
Sam Stoney Avatar

Sam Stoney

Animator
Olivia Golding Avatar

Olivia Golding

Animator

Elliot Brookes

Creative Producer

Yunjuan Shi

Animator
Rella Raskeviciute Avatar

Rella Raskeviciute

Producer
James Embrey Avatar

James Embrey

Director of Photography
Chris Benningwood Avatar

Chris Benningwood

Editor

Why we do what we do...


The Animation Guys provide a reliable solution for companies looking to communicate with their audience through thoughtful video production and effective storytelling. We love stories… in all their different shapes and sizes. The big ones, the little ones and those hidden ones that can only be found if you use your imagination. With tonnes of collective experience in animation and motion graphics, we help brands, agencies and production companies tell the stories the world needs to hear.

At the heart of The Animation Guys is a passionate and positive team whose enthusiasm and love of the craft comes through in every production. The Animation Guys pride ourselves on our honest and down to earth approach. From the beginning, we’ve made it our mission to create content that connects businesses with their audience in a thoughtful and effective way. Our talented team of animators and motion graphic designers work across 2D animation, 3D animation, stop motion and motion graphics to transform a client brief into content that will make an impression. We’re also here to consult at every stage of production, providing an end product that truly adds value.

We’ve made TV commercials for Royal London. Social Media Campaigns for Absolut. Explainer videos for Chargifi. We’ve made Character-Driven, emotionally gripping, stories for multiple different charities such as Crisis. We’ve even made Infographics for Coca-Cola & 3D visualisations for big Fintech companies. How about a music video for Jason Derulo that’s racked up 59 million views. We’ve even made a few animations for a poet whose going into space.

What else have we made? See our work.

Our Process


KICK OFF

This is where it all begins. You’ll meet the rest of The Animation Guys and we’ll discuss your new video.

SCRIPT

Firstly, we work together to produce a finished script centred around your message and audience.

STYLE FRAME

Next, our talented team create static illustrations that visualise the look of the finished video.

STORYBOARD

Using the locked down style, we produce the storyboard. This helps you see the video in tandem with the script.

ANIMATION

Now we move to the most magical part of the process! Our skilled team of animators bring your vision to life!

DELIVERY

Then, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. The beloved video. The process is complete!

Want your project to walk the walk?Let’s talk the talk.

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