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Gavin Strange

Designer & Director
Aardman Animations


By day, Gavin is a Senior Designer for the Interactive arm of Aardman Animations, by night he’s a Designer & Director going under the alias of JamFactory, indulging in all manner of passion projects, from filmmaking to illustration, toy design to photography. In 2015 he wrote his first book ‘Do Fly’, published by The Do Book Company, he co-founded the contemporary design store ‘STRANGE’ with his wife Jane and appears in CBBC’s ‘Art Ninja’. He lives in Bristol, UK with Jane, his son Sullivan and their greyhound Peggy.

Session: “The Realistic Idealist”

Gavin Strange prides himself on being a ‘realistic idealist’ or ‘idealistic realist’ – striking the balance between uncurbed enthusiasm and pragmatic process. Gavin will share his stories and methods behind getting the most out of those 24 pesky hours, conveyed via the medium of bright colours and animated GIFs. Floaty sentiments aside, this talk is about finding the energy and making the time to create things that matter to YOU.