Animated explainer on the Ebola Virus

Project Overview: A short motion design animation to teach people about what the Ebola virus is, and how it can potentially kill

Client: The Guardian


About the project

The main aim of this animation was to highlight the effects of Ebola; how it spreads, the symptoms it causes; and ultimately why it's such a deadly virus.

As with all the work I've done for The Guardian it wasn't just me working on this, a whole team of Journalists and science editors helped produce the script. Alex Purcell, the head motion designer then provided the art direction, I was then set the task of animating everything and putting all the pieces together.

animation scene showing virus transfer to humans animated scene showing symptoms of virus

Interested in creating an animation?

With more and more people watching videos online, animation and motion design are a great way to get noticed and spread your ideas to the world.

Don't worry if you're not sure where to start, get in touch and let's have a chat about how I can help.

Alternatively, have a look at more of my freelance motion design work.

Rewilding the planet with freelance animation and motion design

We've only got one planet, and right now it needs all the help it can get. Climate change and biodiversity loss are massive challenges that we need to tackle head on.

That's why, for every freelance animation project over £1000 a donation of 1% of the total budget will be made to the World Land Trust, on your behalf.

The money will go towards WLT's "buy an acre" programme; buying up and protecting vital habitats around the world, and helping fight against climate change.

Any motion design projects under £1000 will have a tree planted on your behalf.

Acres saved so far:

Thanks to my wonderful clients and the animations we've produced, enough money has been donated to save around:

17.5 Acres of vital habitats around the world.

Just think, your animated explainer video or logo animation could also be helping fight the climate crisis!

If you're interested in some freelance animation work and saving the planet, get in touch and let's chat!