Animated explainer on toilets for The Guardian

Project Overview: A short motion design piece created for The Guardian that highlights how more people around the world have access to phones than sanitation

Client: The Guardian


About the project

One of my first freelance projects for The Guardian was to work on this 99 seconds piece.

This particular animation was a collaborative effort, the animation had been started by the head of motion; Alex, and another freelancer prior to my involvement.

Perhaps my favourite contribution is the Toilet 2.0 - we needed a way of animating a futuristic toilet, so I went with what I've dubbed as "the flush-o-tron 3000"

It was a great project to work on, a really good introduction to the team at The Guardian and how they work too.

Animation showing maps filling up Scene from animation showing toilet Scene from animation highlighting youtube Animated scene showing a toilet graphic

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!