Welcome to the tenth part in our series of ‘Behind the [screens]’. A sneak peek into the worlds of our super talented folks here at FOTW and a little bit about them and what life looks like in lock down. Kieran Clarke our Senior Creative is up next to share his thoughts…

 

Name: Kieran Clarke (Senior Creative)
Working for FOTW since: 22/09/2019

 

How long have you worked at FOTW?

Just over 2 years!

 

What’s your favourite piece of work to date at FOTW that you’ve worked on?

The PokerStars campaign.

 

Whose work inspires you / What Motion Designers do you admire and how does their work influence your work?

Work that engages, not only on a visual level, but also on a disruptive thought-provoking level. That’s why I love Banksy as an artist. His work is not only visually amazing, but it hits you like a hammer and makes you think and question everything about yourself.

 

What made you decide to get involved in the creative industry?

I have always been drawn to storytelling and knew that I had a talent for it. Right from being a little boy, all I wanted to do was create stories and share them. As I grew up, I realised it was the industry that I could truly be myself in, and as a result, I followed a creative path in life.

 

How has COVID changed the way you work?

As someone who often thrives in a group work environment, I have had to adapt considerably. Mainly in my confidence related to my ideas. Whereas before I could shout out to the team, ‘What do you think of this? Does this make sense?’ Now I have had to learn to rely on my judgement. I am still growing in this sense, but I think in the long run, it is making me a better creative.

 

What’s the best part of working at FOTW?

The sense of family, focus on teamwork and our tight knit culture.

 

How do you stay current with the technology and processes in the industry?

The team! By far the team. I have often found that this industry can carry with it, some major egos. Egos that can impede making truly creative and engaging work. At FOTW, egos are non-existent. Everyone is a team player, and everyone wants to create the best work possible, for the sole reason of making the best work possible.

 

“Neither! A pen and paper: It eliminate’s the chance of a disconnect between getting the ideas from your head and out into the world!

 

How do you stay current with the technology and processes in the industry?

I am constantly trying to learn. Constantly doing online tutorials in areas that I don’t understand, but with a bit of knowledge could make me that much stronger as a Creative. Over the lockdown period, I have been trying to improve my illustration skills, something that has already come in handy on recent projects.

 

Redshift or Octane – What’s your preference and why?

Neither! A pen and paper: It eliminate’s the chance of a disconnect between getting the ideas from your head and out into the world!

 

Favourite Film?

It’s between the Lion King and Fight Club. I can’t choose a winner!!

 

 

Any advice for the next generation of Creative/ motion designer?

Never stop learning. There is always more to know. I try to learn something new every day.

 

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