Coffee & TV has promoted two of its senior artists, Martin Allan and Steve Waugh, to the position of Creative Directors.

Martin Allan heads up Coffee & TV’s CG and animation department, while Steve Waugh has grown the studio’s motion design team for the last seven years.

Martin Allan is a VFX generalist with expertise in animation and CGI. Before joining Coffee & TV in 2015 he held senior creative positions, including Head of Animation at Prime Focus and Head of CG and Animation at Envy Post. At Coffee & TV Martin has crafted and directed campaigns for EON.UK and Dreams, as well as the Ciclope award-winning animation for Vauxhall.

Steve Waugh is a Motion Designer and Director, with over 18 years experience working in VFX studios such as, Prime Focus, Rushes, Fluid and The Hive. After starting as one of Coffee & TV’s first members of staff in 2012, Steve has Art Directed for big brand clients including BBC, ITV, Sky, McLaren, Vauxhall, Facebook, Tanqueray, Royal Mail, and CCTV China. Steve has also won a series of top accolades at The New York Film Festival, British Arrows and he was nominated for a BAFTA.

Derek Moore, CEO & Co-Founder Coffee & TV said: “Martin and Steve are exceptionally talented artists who have played a key role in Coffee & TV’s growth and success over the last seven years. Their commitment, artistry and passion for creativity has significantly elevated their departments. The past few months have been extraordinarily challenging for all businesses globally, but we’re proud that the Coffee & TV team has continued to create and deliver exceptional work throughout lockdown. As we emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic and our industry seeks to gain momentum, we feel this is the perfect time to promote Martin and Steve and recognise the expertise and skill they bring to every project. They’re also pretty decent guys to work with too!”

Jon Creamer