Jess Mountfield

I'm Jess, a freelance animation director, designer and lecturer working in London. Whatever the project I'm working on, I focus on clear, engaging and effective communication through dynamic visuals and plenty of character. 

I currently work as a creative at Animade for names like Facebook, Duolingo, Ocado and Boden. I've worked on television shows for the BBC and Sky at Karrot Animation, and have directed documentaries and short films for charities, hospitals, start-ups and agencies. My films have screened in festivals worldwide, winning a range of awards - from the Royal Television Society to the Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award.

If you've got a project you're interested in discussing, let's chat!




Experience with
Film Festivals

Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Illustrator


ToonBoom (animation and rigging)

CelAction (animation and rigging)

Prop and set construction

Hand-drawn animation

Paper cut-outs

Puppet fabrication

Variety of workshop equipment and moulding/casting techniques (silicon, resin, latex, laser cutting, bandsaw, 2-part mould making, air brushing, armatures)

Riverrun International Film Festival Winston-Salem, NC

London International Animation Festival, England

Festival Stop Motion Montreal, Canada


OUR FEST, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Aesthetica Film Festival, York

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria


Athens Animfest, Greece


MONSTRA, Lisbon Animation festival, Portugal

KROK Animation Festival, Ukraine & Russia


Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Central Macedonia, Greece

SIFF, United Arab Emirates


Manchester Animation Festival, England

KuanDu International Animation Festival, Taiwan


Canterbury Anifest, England


Cartoons by the Bay, Turin, Italy

British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin

Royal Television Society Southern Best Student Film


Canterbury Anifest Best British Film

Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award


Turland Prize


The Dean’s Prize for the Faculty of Media and Performance


Morgan Innovation and Technology Prize Finalist


Global Grand Challenges Summit Student Business Model Competition 2nd Place


Engineering a Better World Student Innovation Competition Winner