Feb, March & April 2015: Client: Imagination. Brand: Ford
Content and event films for the new Ford Focus and Shanghai Events with Imagination.
Work done: VFX, grade, particles, lighting and 2D and 3D motion graphics.
Working with Bombora, sister company of my other client hub.tv.
January 2015: Client: Intermission. Film: It Follows - Teaser and International Trailer
It Follows UK Trailer graphics for Intermission. 2D and 3D Motion Graphics, rotoscoping, VFX.
December 2014: Client: Knock Knock. Brands: Nescafe, A1 Milk and Samsung
Content and event films for the post house Knock Knock for Nescafe, A1 Milk and Samsung.
3D, VFX, grade, particles, lighting and motion graphics.
October 2014: Client BBH/Addictive Pixel. Brand:Waitrose
Animation for Waitrose Christmas digital campaign.
Waitrose always strives to have the most beautiful food for everyone’s plates. With Christmas coming, they engaged us to work alongside renowned food photographer, Tara Fisher and Creative Director, Martha Riley to produce this delicious campaign.
All mouth-watering imagery seen here, plus another four beauty shots were used in national press, a special gatefold for The Telegraph and OOH, while a huge digital poster has been placed at Waterloo Station and all artwork adaptions have continued across the Waitrose website.
April 2014 - July 2014
Hopping around working for several lovely agencies including Momoco, Imagination on Ford jobs and Create on campaigns for International film trailers and TVCs for Dawn Of Planet Of The Apes, Frank, Red Is The New Black and many more.
February - March 2014: Bijli
Bijli meaning light in Hindi is a concept and infographic for The Climate Group.
This is a B2B and web movie explaining how investment can help provide clean energy and a better future for people and families in remote parts of India.
January 2014: Keane TV Ad and Promo
I've just added the work I did for last year's Keane TV advert into my portfolio. Check it out and the compositing breakdown: Keane TV Ad
January 2014: Hub TV
I'm freelancing with the guys at Hub TV for the whole of January on a big corporate project. Lovely illustration and info graphics for the UAE.
January 2014: Happy New Year!
December 2013: Signal and Hub TV
I'm working with the guys at Signal and Hub TV on several freelance projects.
November 2013: Four Letter Word
I've been approached to help create the Horwood sister's new venture. Katy and Dominique asked me to take over their marketing campaign including web design and implementation and to consult on brand strategy. Launching soon.
October 2013: Into The Light
I've just worked on for Arlissa 'Into The Light' currently on the Littlewoods adverts.
My font of the moment, Gotham, was used with stock footage to compliment Arlissa's promo for her latest song 'Into The Light' which is being used nationally on Littlewood's adverts.
September 2013: Updated Showreel 2013
After a year at Texture it's time to add a few jobs to my reel. Hope you enjoy the work including some work I've Art Directed and designed.
Click here to see my new Showreel 2013
August 2013: The Happy Gallery Collective present 'Making Waves' for Surfers Against Sewage
We held our opening reception and Collective launch on the hottest weekend of the year. A fantastic response with over 200 people turning up on the night to see the artwork created by several artists for charity.
All the artwork is available online at the Happy store and 50% goes to charity:
June 2013: The Happy Gallery Collective
'Making Waves' for The Happy Gallery Collective. All to be revealed soon. Pop-up gallery this summer.
June 2013: Natalie Blass
Updates for natalieblass.com.
March 2013: Secret App
Continued work on top secret App. Branding, App design, marketing and motion work for this app to be released this year.
February 2013: Parker Steele
Rebrand for Parker Steele Studio. Photographer and Director. Branding, web design and stationery.parkersteelestudio
January 2013: The Real Al Company
Continued marketing and web design for Alice Churchward's The Real Al Compoany. Representing & Distributing Award Winning Food & Drink from rural Herefordshire into London. @realalcompany
January 2013: Down The Rabbit Hole EP Featured on Behance
Stoked to have the Artwork and packaging featured on Behance
November 2012: Factory's 15th Birthday Party Animation
At Texture I created this 1 minute animation for Factory's 15th Birthday party. Brought to life from a Warren Holder illustration, everything was modelled and animated in C4D and composited in AE. Sound composed and engineered at Factory Studios.
October 2012: A bit of a shake up
Cookiemotion and jamesandrewcook have been consolidated. Cookiemotion is no more!
August 2012: No1 of my Heart series: 'Wall Heart'
'Earth Heart' is in the making.
May 2012: Cookie joins the rebellion and leaves The Empire for pastures new.
After nearly 10 years at Empire Design I've made a break and I've accepted a position as Senior Designer at Texture - a creative production agency house in Soho.
I'm very excited to take a new journey with the team at Texture and help them build the team there.
April 26 2012: Delta Heavy - Down The Rabbit Hole
Album cover collaboration with Jack Crossing for Ram Records. Available May 28.05.12 on vinyl and on iTunes.
Audio Preview link: Delta Heavy
March 2012: RoughMath - Remember This
Another album cover collaboration with Jack Crossing for Roughmath's Remember This available on iTunes.
February 2012: Portfolio Uploaded
My portfolio has been added to the site. An assortment of personal art, graphic and motion design, branding and web design projects when freelance and in full-time employment.
Portfolio & Stills
February 2012: Loads of new and old projects added
I've just updated the site with more projects that I've worked on recently and over the last few years. Including work on B.A.T.'s launching of new pack designs, Johnny Bravo's stings, Billy Elliot's Bullet time digital posters and Surf's 'Load's Of Dosh' campaign, I've added 9 extra projects:
Yorkshire Building Society
January 2012: Happy Birthday Champ
I've added an old short animation I did a few years ago about Muhammad Ali. It was from a group of short movies I made called 'Inspirational Speakers'
No.1 was Cassius Marcellus Clay
See it here
January 2012: Top Ten Trailers!
Empire Magazine's top trailers of the year 2011 has named Senna and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy in their top 10.
I was lucky enough to work on both! Great start to the new year.
Empire Magazine's Top Trailers
Season’s Greetings 2011/2012
I'd like to wish all my colleagues, clients, friends and website visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I wish you a pleasant, relaxing holiday and a great 2012!
December 2011: BBC Click:
The first collaboration with Cookie's latest client, BBC Click, aired this month.
A short VFX/ Motion graphics sequence was created for the BBC's flagship technology brand. Flying words, images and exploding heads!
Link to the report from the show and graphic sequence
Click broadcasts throughout the week on BBC One, the BBC News Channel and BBC World News.
Link to BBC Click Website and latest shows
November 2011: Natalie Blass:
Website design for Voice-over artist Natalie Blass - the silky smooth voice of Sony Playstation and Direct Line TV adverts. The site launch is January 2012.
October 2011: Autoprotect:
Flash Banners, MPUs and Skyscrapers created for Auto Trader Websites.
September 2011: Empire Design Wins Awards:
Empire Design's AV department wins Screen International's award for 'Creative Agency Of The Year, Audiovisual' Having also worked on other winning campaigns for Senna, TT3D and 127 Hours - It's been a good year.
See the Winners here: Screen International Winners 2011
June 2011: Need for Speed
My work was selected for Red Giant's 'Red Room Blog' by the lovely Sarah Wise.
This is an absolute honour for me. I've been using Red Giant's fantastic plugins for over 6 years and it is an honour to be recognised for my work by the guys over at Red.
Step into the Red Room for the latest inspirational examples, and insider news. Join the conversation!
Red room Blog: Need for Speed
Founded in 2002, Red Giant Software creates an ever-expanding universe of effects tools ranging from plug-in suites, applications and mobile apps to Guru Presets, free products and sharing communities.
Red Giant offers the industry-leading Trapcode tools for broadcast design; Magic Bullet Suite for color correction; and over 60 products that run in After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, Avid, Vegas, Nuke, and Studio. The effects have enhanced dozens of feature films such as Angels & Demons and The Social Network, and added sparkle to networks like NBC Universal, ESPN, Disney, CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, and TNT
Need for Speed
By Sarah Wise
Published on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
COOKIE is UK motion designer, director & VFX artist James Andrew Cook, a senior motion designer for award-winning advertising agency Empire Design in London. Having worked with design, film and advertising agencies for over 15 years, he has built up an impressive portfolio.
His most recent work was on the movie trailer and TV adverts for ‘Senna,’ which won the 2011 World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. ‘Senna’ tells the story of the late Formula 1 driver, Ayrton Senna, through archival footage of his life, on and off the racetrack. Trapcode Particular helped shape a fast-paced sequence that perfectly complemented a film devoted to speed.
“I’ve been using Trapcode plugins – my favourite is Particular – on practically a daily basis since I first discovered them back in 2004”, James told us. ”From subtle touches – drifting dust to add realism to a project, for example – to dramatic effects like bursts of light and sparks, I’ve always found that Trapcode plug-ins enable me to create new and exciting visual pieces.”