Creative Lives — “Working solo toughens you up” – Rose Pilkington on going it alone as a motion designer and visual artist

Posted 04 December 2017 Interview by Indi Davies

Rose Pilkington may have only graduated little over three years ago, but her client list already includes Apple, MTV, Hunter Boots H&M and Stella McCartney. Having spent her early twenties enveloped in a feeling of uncertainty when it came to a career path, she admits that she was “more focused on breaking free from my sheltered countryside life and moving to London.” After finding her feet and kindred spirits in the capital, she landed on a route that felt right, and started a degree in graphic design at Central Saint Martins in 2011. A few years older than many of her fellow students, her energy and determination propelled her forward at impressive speed. Before the end of her third year, Rose had completed a music video for Jamie xx, and went on to landed her first job at Just So, before joining the team at Studio Moross. Now operating on her own terms as a motion designer and visual artist, she tells us about the freedom of freelancing, how she splits her time between commercial and passion projects, and the inspiration behind her “textural and colourful” visual world.

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