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 engaging and effective communication through dynamic visuals and plenty of character. 

I've directed documentaries, short films and commercials for the BBC, ICA, FX, scientists, 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. I've worked freelance for companies such as Google, Apple, IBM and Caterpillar, and in-house as a creative at Animade for brands like Duolingo, Meta, Ocado and Boden. And I got my start in animation with the wonderful folks at Karrot, working on TV shows for the BBC and Sky. 

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

Contact:

jessmountfield(@)gmail.com  

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Experience with
Film Festivals
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Awards

Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Illustrator

Dragonframe

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

Anilogue, Budapest

Canterbury Anifest Best British Film

Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award

Royal Television Society Southern Best Student Film

 

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