Black Kite Studios has hired former The Mill ECD Alex Lovejoy as Creative Director.

Lovejoy’s 20-year career has taken in stints at both The Mill and MPC as a Creative Director, VFX Supervisor, and Flame artist.

Black Kite Founder Graham Bird said, “I’ve known Alex for a long time, he consistently produces work of the very highest quality and has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking and iconic commercials ever made. His creativity and VFX knowledge is unsurpassed, he’s naturally collaborative and his influence will permeate every aspect of what we do.  On top of that he’s genuinely one of the nicest people I know. It’s an absolute privilege to have Alex join us, his talent is in high demand and he’s someone both artists and clients want to work with.  With Alex on board we will continue to push the creative output of the studio forward and open up new and exciting collaborations in the process.”

Lovejoy said, “Black Kite is absolutely the best of the independent facilities in London.  I now get to work with the nicest bunch of VFX talent in the business and in the perfect environment. What Black Kite has achieved in just three years is impressive to say the least.  I’m looking forward to helping grow the award winning CG department and push forward their creativity in all avenues of VFX, as well as in the company overall.”

Lovejoy’s awards include a VES Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial, for the multi award-winning Burberry ‘Festive’ campaign, directed by Megaforce, Gold for VFX at the AEAFqq for EasyJet ‘Hide & Seek’ directed by Alaska and Gold for VFX at Cannes Lion for Burberry ‘Open Space’ directed by Megaforce.

Other credit highlights include EasyJet ‘Imagine’ directed by The Sacred Egg, Just Eat ‘Snoop’, directed by Francois Rousselet and DHL ‘No Time to Die’ directed by Adam Berg.

Black Kite was set up in 2019 and last year moved into its new 12,000 square foot studio.

Recent projects for the studio include, Halifax (dir. Martin Werner), Amazon Books (dir. Tom Noakes), Mont Blanc (dir. Ian Pons Jewell), Ikea (Nick Gordon), Breast Cancer Now (David Dearlove).

Jon Creamer

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