Motion Design for The Guardian Comment

Project Overview: A selection of motion design scenes created for The Guardian "comment is free" series

Client: The Guardian


About the project

Working freelance for The Guardian, I was tasked with creating various animated scenes for their comment is free series; a selection of videos that explore a whole variety of topics. The example shown above was just one of the comment is free videos, stills from others are listed below.

Each video has a unique style, sometimes fully animated, other times combining still imagery or footage with motion design elements - each one was a new challenge.

Illustrated banker scene guardian animated property development scene Social housing scene from animation for the guardian

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!