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Here at A+C, we love the power that’s unleashed when the best talent is working in an environment that stimulates their creative senses and helps them to produce their best work.
And we all know that 2021 was a challenging time, so as we planned for the year ahead we made some positive choices - all with the goal of better working with our partners to produce the most creative, effective, & charming animation solutions.
We’ve been in our studio, a beautiful period Victorian property known as The Old Laundry here in Margate, for more than 8 years now and thanks to our recent successes we were fortunate enough to need more space. Thankfully, a solution was right on our doorstep, literally!
Take a look here at what we did to the stable block opposite the studio, we’re really very proud of it and are already producing amazing animation in the new combined space.
But a beautiful space without the right people is like a car trying to run without fuel. So we are delighted to welcome 3 new senior team members to the studio to help drive us into the future.
Jacqui brings us over 20 years experience in the TV & Broadcast industry. She began her career in production management at Anglia Television before moving to ITV Studios. You’ll recognise a lot of the programmes Jacqui produced, working on household names such as The Wright Stuff, This Morning, Today with Des and Mel, and Loose Women. After leaving ITV, Jacqui joined Endemol where she was tasked with producing premium online and digital content for their Endemol Beyond division. Most recently, she was Head of Production at Electric Robin where she produced innovative entertainment for major brands in both short form and long formats across TV and Digital platforms.
During her career Jaqcqui’s contribution to work has been recognised with awards including multiple NTA awards, a Tric Award, and Broadcast TV and TV Choice awards.
“I’m excited to join A+C and immerse myself in the magical world of animation and stop-motion. My goal here is to bring industry best practises, help drive innovation and play a key role in the companies’ strategy and growth.”, said Jacqui.
We are equally fired-up to welcome Kevin, who is here to elevate and expand our camera and lighting capabilities. He built his early career in the US stop-motion industry for a number of years before relocating to the UK in 2020. Working as a camera operator in Los Angeles he joined the biggest international stop-motion company Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. During his time there, Kevin had the opportunity to learn from America's best cinematographers at the American Society of Cinematographers.
Kevin's movie credits include M.O.D.O.K., Captain Underpants, Once upon a Time in Hollywood, Westworld, Robot Chicken and Crossing Swords.
Paul comes to us having worked in leadership roles with agencies such as DDB and Rapp and is tasked with spearheading the growth and development of the A+C brand. He brings more than two decades of international marketing and agency leadership to the team and has an outstanding track record of developing both client and marketing solutions. His experience helps us intimately understand what our clients are looking for in an animation partner. Paul has worked in and across multiple different regions and has deep experience in many industries including IT, telecomms, Financial Services, Retail and Energy for clients such as ExxonMobil, United Overseas Bank, HP, DHL and Rolls Royce.
Paul adds. “The opportunity to work with the brilliant team here is tremendously exciting. I’m really looking forward to 2022 and having a wider audience get to experience and appreciate the amazing work that we do here at A+C”
Speaking about the expanded studio, office and team members, Dan Richards, our founder and Director says, “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Jacqui, Kevin and Paul to the team. They bring outstanding industry experience and skills to the studio and are a key part of our growth plans. The combination of adding their talents to our existing team and the upgrading and expansion of our workspaces means that we feel really good about being ready to produce our best ever work”
We’re delighted to be kicking off the New Year in our new space with the team and look forward to welcoming you to the seaside soon! Check out our work here and do get in touch, there’s nothing we love more than talking animation ideas!
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