Studio is our journal. Here you’ll find creative play, stories from the team and notes from the field.
This Friday, our Designer Jay is heading back to his alma mater, Nottingham Trent, to speak with the Graphic Design students. Along with sharing his path from graphics to 3D design, he’ll speak about Found’s approach to briefs through the lens of our latest Google Pixel project. Post-talk, he’ll be reviewing and feeding back on a task that he set the students around redesigning a series title sequence.
Our Creative Lead, Ryan, has been testing the effects of magnetism on physical objects and tethered camera dynamics.
After two years of virtual and in-person collaborations, the team at Forward Festival asked us to round off 2021 with a playlist for their Press Forward series, which our team had fun diving into. Taking you through funky house to hypnotic trip-hop and a huge electronic collection, this is a good one to pop on in the background – check it out.
We’ve hit 10k followers on Instagram! Thanks for the support – it’s been our most exciting year to date, with even bigger and better projects on the way. If you don’t already, follow us on Instagram and stay tuned with what’s to come.
Last week, our Creative Director Clayton Welham and Creative Lead Dan Kennington spoke to the students at Sheffield Hallam University about their journey from studying graphic design, to working at Found with some of the world’s biggest brands. It was a delight to hear from up & coming talent, and answer some of their insightful questions about the future of the industry.
Last week, the team set off to Hertfordshire for our mid-year away day. Alongside a well-deserved celebration of the year so far, the activities involved pottery, pigs and pints, all in the idyllic setting of Birch in Cheshunt.
Our workshop at OFFF Sevilla last month honed in on how to use photographic exploration as part of the creative process. These stunning photos are some of the results from our participants – using macro lenses to explore the finer details of textures and light.
Two new members have recently joined the Found team. Meet Kieran Gee-Finch, our new Senior Designer, and Karolis Arbaciauskas, our latest Design Intern. Kieran joins us from INK, with a background in Houdini-led motion design. Karolis joins us with experience at both Blue-Zoo and Harvard University.
We couldn’t be happier to have them both on board for our next series of exciting projects – stay tuned!
Designed to evolve, our brand is open for the team to explore and develop. In this latest iteration, the Found logo sits in a world of translucent materials, shadows, and grounding stone surfaces.
Meet Rain and Drew!
Rain Osgood is the latest Producer to join the Found team, with a stellar background in immersive storytelling and experience with luxury brands. She’ll be leading the production process alongside Felix and Sophia. Drew Thompson is our new in-house Finance Manager, joining us from Nucco Brain, and taking over the reins from Emma, who is moving over to join our friends at Output. We’re excited to have both of them on board!
We’re excited to announce our partnership with Creative Lives In Progress, who provide invaluable free educational resources for entry-level creatives. We’ll be providing mentoring to up & coming designers in the CG and 3D industry, and are preparing talks and workshops for the near future – stay tuned!
When motion design becomes reality, and vice versa… Our Creative Director Clayton has been behind the camera to capture lenses and light behaviour as part of our continued R&D practice. Hear more about these studio processes at OFFF Sevilla this October.
Our first intern has joined the team. Meet Kiril Trashliev, a recent graduate from Ravensbourne University with a killer background in CG animation and product design. Keep your eyes peeled for more of his work with Found in the future.
Last week, the team met up in sunny Brighton for our first full-staff social since 2020! A scenic walk across the South Downs made room for a delicious pub lunch, followed by a few celebratory drinks to watch the football with.
This week, we’re delighted to welcome Dan Kennington, our new Creative Lead, to the Found team. Keep your eyes peeled for more of Dan’s work with us in the near future.
A pop of colour on a cloudy day. An experiment in layering materials and motion, by our Creative Lead, Ryan.
Our Creative Director, Clayton, will be joining Creativepool as a guest judge for the 2021 Awards in the Animation category.
Floating away with this dreamy fabric exploration by our designer Jay.
Incoming! Fresh merch landed this week, featuring our brand new logo, and is currently en route to the Found team and friends.
Linear component and airflow product research. Air in zero gravity.
We’re delighted to announce that we are now a climate positive studio. We’ve signed up to Ecologi, which means we’ll be offsetting carbon emissions from our energy usage and funding planet-saving projects, like tree planting in Madagascar.
Melting glass to investigate caustics, refraction and close-up material tests for Forward Festival.
It was a real pleasure to contribute to our favourite sound studio Echoic’s idents project. Check out the whole collection here.
This month we welcomed Ellie Koepke to the Found Marketing team. A killer blend of strategic and creative, we can’t wait to see her work in action.
Exploring formations and natural refractions through layered ice structures.
Visualising the mix of our real and virtual experiences. Crossing the threshold.
This month we welcomed Jay Culley to the Found design team. Jay joins us from Stink Studios, bringing a keen eye for detail, texture and abstract forms.
Research into audio movement, frequency filtration, noise cancelling technology and creation of unique sound signatures.
We are pleased to announce that B&A is now representing us for the UK along with the US. We’re excited to be growing our partnership with these standout reps.
Experimenting with in-camera optics and CG effect combinations.
A series of experiments fusing the translucency of glass with mineral forms.
Graphic engineered forms and precious material beauty set from Ryan.
Visualising the relationship between musician and instrument. Inner mechanisms, response and energy conservation.
Ongoing exercises in audio form, flow and surface relationships.
Colour, crystals, caustics – further play from Olly, following a R&D sprint for a recent beauty project.
It’s been a pleasure donating work to the NYC SALT holiday print sale this year, alongside so many of B&A’s talented artists. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit NYC SALT’s programming and mission to ensure that young artists of colour have the necessary opportunities and platforms to share their voice.
Experimenting with luxurious flowing fabrics and resin optics – another beauty R&D set from Will.
This year we made a call to donate our Christmas client spend to The Felix Project, an organisation committed to getting nutritious food to London’s most vulnerable people.
Networking laboratory vessels, scientific flow systems and optical glass.