Creative Lives — “Keeping it simple really is king” – Mainframe’s motion designer Jack Brown talks paring things back and learning to take criticism

Posted 05 September 2017 Interview by Indi Davies

During his studies, Jack Brown’s eyes were opened to the full scope of animation – its endless possibilities, styles and approaches. Having previously imagined a world of painfully slow hand-drawn processes, he found himself drawn to the cleaner finish and time-saving techniques of digital processes. Joining Manchester’s Mainframe studio as a motion designer in 2011, Jack creates super-polished, mesmerisingly intricate 3D pieces for clients such as Red Bull and Autodesk, using the company’s own specially developed software. Here he tells us how he’s learnt to keep things simple, and the benefits of persisting with self-initiated projects.

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