Animal Logic, Sydney based design, visual effects and animation studio, has expanded its advertising creative team with the addition of Director, Simon Robson and VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist, Jonathan Hairman.
BAFTA nominated multi-award wining Director, Robson who spent over 10 years in London making his mark in various production and animation studios joins Animal Logic as Director in its Advertising and Multi Media division. While working with London’s Nexus Productions, Robson collaborated with high profile clients, agencies and directors including Mars, Nike, Adidas, Wieden + Kennedy and Chris Atkins.
Now living in Australia, Robson has been busy directing work for an international stable of clients bringing his unique animation sensibilities to the live-action realm on commercials for MasterCard, Coke, Kia Motors, Telstra and award winning promos for SBS.
Hairman, who has been in the Industry for over 18 years across a range of roles in film and television returns to Animal Logic as VFX Supervisor and Lead Flame Artist of its advertising team. After 9 years at Framestore, London where he rose to being one of London’s top Commercials VFX Supervisors, Hairman is back home in Sydney. Known for his distinctive eye for detail Hairman has worked with many of the most prominent Directors including Martin Krejci, Tom Hooper, Johnny Green, Frank Budgen, Chris Palmer and Jonas Akerlund.
Zareh Nalbandian, CEO of Animal Logic says, “ Simon and Jonathan are fantastic additions to our hugely talented team of directors, animation directors, designers and VFX supervisors. We are excited about growing our creative team, creating strong partnerships with our clients, and meeting the challenges of a much more multi disciplined industry future”.