Post house Absolute and sister animation studio, Blind Pig have both made new hires.

Absolute has appointed Tommy Coulter-Liston as Nuke Artist. Coulter-Liston joins from Tag Collective Arts (formerly Big Buoy), where he worked across projects for brands including Nike, adidas and Toyota.

Coulter-Liston’s career began as a Runner at Smoke & Mirrors before progressing to Junior Nuke Artist and went on to work with agencies such as Pulse Creative, The&Partnership and Wieden+Kennedy, as well as production companies like Knucklehead, UNIT9 and HunkyDory.

“I’m looking forward to pushing myself and becoming a better artist”, he says of his new position. “I love what I do – I’m always making funny little VFX videos to amuse my children! The new hybrid working model has given me more opportunities to watch them grow, and I’m really thankful for that.”

Absolute’s MD, Dan Bennett, adds, “We’re really proud to welcome Tommy to Absolute. Our VFX team has really expanded over the past twelve months, which is testament to where we’re at and where we are heading. Tommy has the skillset and attitude to mirror this goal and we look forward to introducing him to our clients.”

Blind Pig has announced the hiring of Kingsley Harris as Motion Designer. With previous roles at Untold Studios, Unit Studio and most recently, The Animation Guys, Harris’ new role will see him craft animation solutions for Blind Pig’s diverse client base. His portfolio includes work for clients including Guinness, Virgin and The BBC, for which one of his projects, ‘The Bombs That Changed Britain’, was nominated for a BAFTA craft award.

He comments, “I’m excited to start a new journey with Blind Pig, working within a talented team and elevating myself as a designer. Being able to express my creative vision collaboratively and watching ideas come to life through animation is an incredibly fruitful position to be in.”

Blind Pig’s Creative Director, Ric Comline, adds, “We’re really excited to have the super talented Kingsley Harris joining the Blind Pig crew. Kingsley has a great eye and a broad skillset – he will add some more muscle to our Cinema 4D capability, while also bringing some great character design skills with him too.”

 

Jon Creamer

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