Nick Jablonka is a Freelance Animator and a 3rd year Software Engineering student at Bournemouth University. His work varies from videography to motion design.
"For me, where there is a challenge, that's where the excitement is- I try and find new ways to tell a story and be creative", says Nick.
We found out how why he likes to focus on the finer details, the freedom with 3D motion design and the future of Barbour Beacon.
Hello Nick! Can you tell us more about why you decided to get into animation?
To put it simply, I love the idea of creating something cool and having an impact on the person watching. With 3D motion design in particular, you have the complete freedom. You can recreate environments or capture objects from angles that may not be possible on a traditional shoot.
What other exciting projects have you worked on?
I was lucky to be a part of the content creators for VOXI last year-where I got the chance to work on some cool projects across social and broadcast.
Do you have any advice for aspiring animators and any lessons you have learned along the way?
I think we get too caught up in things like equipment, the location, the tools we use and we forget to just create. Therefore, don't overcomplicate things.
Without giving away your secrets, did you use any special techniques when creating content for Barbour Beacon?
I definitely wanted to capture authenticity in this project as I've found it's so integral to the brand. Some of the textures on the t-shirts and the environments I've used in the projects came from my time at The Beacon and Barbour House in South Shields.
You met many of our designers at Barbour House, did you get any tips or inspiration from the way they work?
Definitely, I've learned a lot about the process and the thought that goes into designing a collection. I've tried to develop the 'behind the scenes' way of thinking within my animations.
The new Barbour Beacon brand re-invents the rich Barbour heritage and DNA for a younger generation, what do you think it is about the brand that people love so much?
When you think of Barbour you think of certain items of clothing; the colours, the wax and the authenticity. Therefore, to see a collection made for a younger audience to have the same impactful, recognisable effect, is something quite special.