freelance designer essex southend on sea sam holland author wired logo

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

buRninG GiRls

When working with Penguin Random House on animation design, my first step is to fully understand their goals, target audience and competition. Collaborating closely with the team, I identify the message they want to convey through their animation and develop a comprehensive creative brief that outlines the project’s requirements.

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

seizinG the oppoRtunity

Marketing Through Animation

I was thrilled when Michael Joseph, a Penguin Random House imprint, approached me to create a buzz for one of their bestselling author’s new books, The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor.


From the very beginning of the launch, I was involved in creating a range of digital assets like quote cards and social media posts. And then came the exciting opportunity to take over the Sky On-Demand homepage for the book.


The challenge was to create a TV-quality video on a tight budget and within a 1 week timeframe. Traditional TV adverts are expensive and take weeks to produce, but I was determined to make it happen. With my creativity and resourcefulness, I was able to come up with a solution that surpassed expectations and helped make the book launch a success.

Animation Studio Essex Southend-on-Sea sam holland burning girls
Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea burning girls laptop

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

the solution

Creating a TV-Quality Video Without Leaving the Studio.

Limited time and budget? No problem! I thrive on challenges and turning constraints into opportunities. For a recent animation project, I got creative and turned to stock video footage sites to create a compelling video that was both budget-friendly and high-quality.


I carefully selected and curated clips to create a coherent and visually striking final product. I added text transitions and sound effects and colour-graded each clip to enhance the overall impact. By using only royalty-free clips and sound, I was able to keep costs low and deliver a solution that exceeded expectations.


Despite strict regulatory guidelines, the animation was approved with flying colours and is now being used by the client. My resourcefulness and expertise in tools like Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects allowed me to create a TV-quality animation in-house, demonstrating the power of creative problem-solving.


By resizing the animation for various social media channels, I ensured maximum exposure and longevity for the client’s video.

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

the chAnGinG MARket

Animating Stories on a Budget

I understand the challenges that publishers and authors face when it comes to bringing their stories to life through animation. Budgets can be tight and finding an animation studio that delivers high-quality work can be a challenge.


That’s why I’m always looking for ways to leverage technology to streamline the animation process and deliver stunning visuals without sacrificing quality. By using advanced software and automation tools, I can speed up production and deliver animations that meet and exceed my clients’ expectations.


I stay up-to-date with the latest trends and techniques in animation to ensure that I’m always delivering the most engaging animations possible. With my expertise and creativity, I can bring your story to life.

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea poster
Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea burning girls tablet screen

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

the peRfect pRoduct

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

GoAls foR GRoWth

Video Variants that Rocked Social Media

The video variants I created really made a splash, receiving a whopping 15,000 views across Twitter along with 1,000 other interactions. 


And that’s not all, it also got 7,500 views on Facebook!


I was thrilled to have contributed to the success of the book, which was even picked by the prestigious Richard & Judy Book Club. 

Richard & Judy

Book Club Pick


Views across Twitter, on top of 1,000 other interactions.


Views on Facebook

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea burning girls phone screen

Animation Essex Southend-on-Sea

leARn MoRe

Burning Girls

The Burning Girls is a creepy, atmospheric psychological thriller about an insular village with a dark past comprised of religious martyrs, missing girls and exorcisms.



With my animation skills, I’ll give your characters and story the depth and complexity it deserves, making it truly unforgettable.


Learn more >