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Andrew Gooch is creative director and founder of Ultra Studio. He is a motion graphic designer working within the film, TV and advertising industry for over 15 Years. He graduated from Ravensbourne University in 2009 with his degree in motion graphics design. He started his career as a freelance designer straight out of University, working with many different design studios and TV studios to hone his creative skills. During this time he developed his skills within Cinema 4D, and pushed his capabilities with every project. In 2012 he was commissioned to work on the London Olympics, creating the motion graphics for the opening ceremony. This defining project lead Andrew to start his own limited company. This later evolved into Ultra Studio.
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Ultra Studio offer hot desks in Leigh-on-sea, Southend. The moment that we viewed the property we knew we had to take it on and renovate it, not only for the value that it would bring to Ultra Studio, but for the opportunity it would give us to offer hot desks to other creatives in the area. The property has three separate rooms and right away we wanted to dedicate one of those for hotdesking. As a small team it was important to us to get to know other creatives in the local area and to share the space with like minded people.
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Kirsty Williamson is the Producer at Ultra Studio and has been part of the team since 2018, she is our clients main point of contact for all projects. As the studio producer Kirsty oversees all incoming briefs and is responsible for assigning the right creatives to each project. Kirsty keeps a firm eye on project timelines and budgets and ensures that our clients are kept up to date throughout projects, she also manages project shoots, hires and freelancers. Kirsty has a Professional Certificate in Marketing and NCFE Level 1 & 2 Certificates in Photography and has had various marketing and brand management roles previously, she brings with her the knowledge of marketing a brand from an in house perspective. Her most recent role prior to Ultra Stuio was as a Brand Manager for an international gin brand.
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In March the Studio Ultra team visited OFFF Barcelona 2023 at Disseny Hub.This was the 22nd in person OFFF festival, the first since the pandemic and all of the team were excited to go. For some of the team it was a return visit having attended in previous years and for others it was the first time attending. We enjoyed talks from David Carson, Kelly Anna, Gavin Strange, Jamhot, Not Real and Ash Thorpe. The festival gives us a great opportunity to network, keep up to date with the latest trends and happenings and come away with inspiration for future projects.
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Gilbert Carnell-Mckean is one of the Motion Designers working at Ultra Studio, he studied Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts and after graduating in 202. He found himself briefly working for a production studio creating content for socials and conferences. Eventually landing at Ultra Studio working alongside lovely people everyday and incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to continue learning and making wonderful things. Gilbert has always had an interest in passion in moving images be it video games, animation or film and has a special appreciation for anything hand drawn; all requiring attention to detail, timing and craft.
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Animation Studio London Essex

About Ultra

We moved into our current animation studio in 2020. We have always found a studio space the best environment to be creative, and focus on client and personal projects. We designed our studio space for just this purpose, and refurbished the studio with this in mind.

We wanted the space to encourage creativity and allow our team to have flexibility and have created that in our new studio. The space comprises two studio rooms, a library / cinema room and separate kitchen, as well as a roof terrace.

Based 40 mins from central London, in the centre of Leigh-on-sea, we occupy the top floor overlooking the Thames estuary with panoramic views.