armstrong
MTV ident
pirates
olympops
zoetrope promo
trainsqueeze
goodhand
bathroomboarder
propz
gifsforfun
thelion
blocks
MTV ident
about

I'm Russ Etheridge, a Brighton-based Freelance Animation Director and Designer with a wide range of animation skills, including 2D & 3D character animation and motion graphics. I have 8+ years of experience in the motion industry, creating numerous high profile and award-winning campaigns.

   

Most recently I've been producing my own client work for a range of UK and international clients. As well as freelancing for some super talented studios such as Moth, Animade and WeAreWednesday.

   

Previously I was Senior Creative at Animade where I worked as a Director, Designer and Team Lead to produce fresh and innovative animation for TV and online. I worked closely with their regular clients including Facebook, IBM and Virgin America.

 

I have also worked in senior and lead motion design roles in many London studios such as MPC, The Mill and Nexus.

 

If you'd like to get in touch about a project I can help with or just to chew the fat, I'd love to hear from you. See below for my contact details!

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  • Had a great time speaking over at Brighton University as part of BFI Network recently, nice to meet some animation students and some of the wider animation community here in the South East.

  • Chuffer chuffed to have my MTV ident featured on Motionographer and also Good Moves woop woop!

  • Very excited to have been awarded funding for my short film ARMSTRONG from BFI Network, follow me on my social channels for updates!

  • Was great to be interviewed for the rich creative industry resource that is Lecture in Progress, I talk generally about my career and my creative process, keep an eye out for my last minute seamlessly photoshopped sock.
  • Had an absolute blast visiting the Spitfire headquaters to talk Olympops creative process and how we made the sound with the effervescent Mutant Jukebox.
  • Super excited Olympops got a shout out on Motionographer!
  • Was chuffed to have a little section  of .net Magazine dedicated to how I approach gif creation using Olympops as a case study.
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