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TWO SIGNINGS IN THE MIX AT JELLY LONDON.
17 July 2019

Jelly London have strengthened their ranks by signing paper craft expert Hattie Newman and self-taught animator Allen Laseter.

The experienced duo each have a strong commercial hit rate and plenty of industry recommendations to their name, while Jelly are also keen to nurture Newman and Laseter's respective styles however possible.

So, let's learn a little more about the pair individually...


1. Hattie Newman



Persistence has paid off for Hattie Newman, as the director notes that she was the only student to start and finish a pop-up book workshop during a term at UWE Bristol. Needless to say, Newman thinks her peers missed out.

She's since gone on to produce immaculate paper structures for a variety of brands, as well as branching out into CG, woodwork, and mixed media when appropriate. Check out her showreel below to see what Newman is capable of.



2. Allen Laseter



Despite receiving no formal animation training, Nashville-born Allen Laseter has turned into one of the sharpest animators around thanks to his blend of cinematic flair and irreverent humour. Not bad for a man who started out in live-action.

Nowadays, Laseter is known for his offbeat character designs and ability to tackle unconventional scripts. To see what we mean, watch Laseter's colourful translation of a drunken phone call to US brewing company Lagunitas.


Click on the names to see more from Hattie Newman and Allen Laseter, then ring Jelly London on 020 7323 3307 to discuss availability.

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