Motion Club is a UK-based animation and illustration studio focused on creating imaginative, charming and playful 2D animation and illustration work. There’s a sense of energy and excitement in everything they do, which has led to a range of intriguing projects for some of the world’s best-known commercial brands.
Specialising in 2D animated content and illustration for print and digital formats, Motion Club was founded by directors Catharine and Mark. Both have years of experience working with creative teams in design agencies to produce impactful print and digital campaigns.
Finding inspiration in all kinds of interesting places, from new trends in material design through to the thriving indie magazine scene, their influences include Birdland director Jannik Hastrup and French cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé. Their work has been screened at festivals around the world.
Play is at the core of every project from the initial development stages and the narrative through to the creative execution. Playful qualities in Motion Club’s character design draws viewers in, communicating key messages in a memorable and human way.
Motion Club works in a variety of styles, depending on the requirements of the project. Whether it’s illustration or animation, what always shines through is a fun, characterful quality, often alongside a handcrafted feel.
Their clients include Nickelodeon, The Wall Street Journal, Warner Music, Atlantic Records, Classic FM, Burlington Arcade, Meyer Bergman, Jones Lang LaSalle and Steen & Strøm.