Harris did well out of it too, as a key member of Static's TV branding department, he worked on the E4 logo when the channel was launched in 2001. It was the first of a number of projects for TV stations which won him enough favourable attention to be able to set up his own graphic design company.
A number of years later, Noah Harris's ongoing relationship with E4 proved to a real catalyst as he looked to become a director, and not only because of the work he did for them when they launched. As an independent creative, he also worked on their relaunch and the new films he created for them gave his showreel the oomph it needed to attract the attention of Blinkink.
He spent ten happy years at the Wardour Street company and it was mainly restlessness that provoked the move. The only other factor was the delineation of the roster at Blink... over the last five years, Harris has worked on more and more live action projects and he is keen to send a clear signal to the industry that he has more strings to his bow than animation.
Once word got out that he was looking to move, a number of companies were in touch. Harris says they were all interesting offers and it took him quite a while to decide what he should do next, but he sensed that Myles Payne at Agile was exactly the right person to help him steer him towards the kind of projects he wants to do next: "Myles is very interested in film... that's where he came from, and Agile have a thriving music video department."
Harris describes how he spoke to Payne about creative areas outside of filmmaking which he's keen to explore, and how impressed he was that "Miles sees that as a bonus rather than a hindrance on the advertising side of the industry."
Reflecting on the idea that Agile seem to be a company which are 'of this world but slightly not of this world', Harris nods vigorously: "That nails it. That's what appeals to me about them."
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