Butt Studio

122 – 150 Hackney Rd, LONDON


Hi! I'm a freelance designer and animator based in London.



Selected Experience & Clients

Adidas
Boiler Room
Nike
Sagmeister & Walsh
Sony Music
Vice
Warner Records




Education

Graphic Design (First Class Honours)

University of Brighton, UK

Nagoya University of Arts, Japan

 




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WIRED Illustration

To accompany the opening essay titled “The Great Upwelling” in WIRED magazine's 25th Anniversary Edition, I created a piece to communicate the coming together of early internet communities to create new platforms that formed the core of the writing.
A network is built in the desert, reflecting the areas of California that were home to the important early web-based ventures.

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Nike Tech Collection

As part of Nike's Tech Collective I was asked to create a short animation to respond to their new clothing range. I focussed on technology and innovative fabrics through a mixture of high resolution scanning, formula-based image making and 3D animation. The work has gone up in a special exhibition in the NikeTown store throughout September 2018.
Sound Design by Metrist

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Champion x Footlocker

The art direction and design for a Champion footwear campaign, creating print assets for an in-store launch throughout Footlocker branches.

Boiler Room Sting

A short sting for Boiler Room's social and web banners. Inspired by SenseTime - the Chinese company providing technology to authorities enabling them to identify, track and record individuals through public CCTV, marking specific behaviour and activities against their file.
Sound Design: Metrist

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Timedance 015 / Laksa – Contrasts EP

The design for the forthcoming release on Timedance draws influence from Systems, the 20th Century art movement driven by sequences of numbers and patterns. Released on 12" and digitally via Bandcamp.

Elderbrook – Capricorn (Warner Records)

As featured on It's Nice That (2018)
For Elderbrook's new track Nicole Ginelli and myself each created one half of the same music video, working under the banner of 'opposites attract' to communicate the story. The two halves were finally combined and we watch the different sides interact and work against each other in a dance of form and colour.

Direction: Butt Studio
Animation: Nicole Ginelli and Butt Studio

Elderbrook – Old Friend

Music video for the latest Elderbrook single on Parlophone Records. The journey to visit an old friend is cut with the embodiment of bad habits, using the wolf from the record cover as the symbol to drive the narrative forwards. Though partly shot on a thermal camera, most of the footage was caught whilst flying around the M25 in a rental car.

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Timedance – Patina Echoes Compilation

A 12" record cover and centre-disc design reflecting the Timedance record label's continuing legacy in curating otherwordly electronic sounds.

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Athletic Knights

Poster for Parisian record label Athletic Knight's February club night.

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Fractals

A collection of stills and algorithms form an ongoing investigation into mathematical image-making

Staff Picks

The title sequence for Staff Picks, a new series on Boiler Room where music programmers pick out their favourite performances from the archives. The concept communicates the many different genres and cities that the performances span, with each title sequence containing different words for every episode

Art Direction: Margot Bowman & Josh Wiley
Design & Animation: Harry Butt

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Boiler Room

Various projects undertaken with the creative team at Boiler Room

Elderbrook – Sleepwalking (Parlophone Records)

Music video for Elderbrook's new single Sleepwalking. Worked with designer Casey Roarty who designed the sleeve on the concept of the destruction of the natural world through the human gaze. Additional video editing by Dan Basset.

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Friendly Fires – Love Like Waves

Artwork for Friendly Fires' new single, creating images and animation for use on the sleeve and lyric video.
Art Direction: Matt De Jong

Adidas P.O.D. System Launch

Typographic and 3D animations for the Adidas launch party for their new P.O.D. System range. Commissioned by Silent Studio, I designed and animated a series of sequences to be used during the live show, projected onto the three walls surrounding the stage, which featured performances by Migos and Pharrel Williams. Animation by myself and George Dyson.

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Notting Hill Carnival with Boiler Room

Working with the team at Boiler Room and alongside Braulio Amado as the art director I was involved in designing print and digital content Notting Hill Carnival 2017.

VICE – Venom Superman

Working under the director Joseph Melhuish, we animated two films for VICE documenting stories from behind the scenes of their most notorious documentaries. In the first piece, Josh Haddow recalls a shoot he produced in which a man injected himself with venom from the world’s most lethal snakes.

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Timedance007 / Laksa – Contrasts EP

The debate between ritual habits and club environments is illustrated using photography from my old local church in Brooklyn, mixed with abstract 3D design.

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R.H.G.T. – Panatype 003

Design for Red Hook Grain Terminal's latest release on cassette label Panatype. A limited number of digital downloads also came with a woodcut printed poster.

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Schuttle – Home EP

Record label Panatype's first release was formed around a recurring call and response theme, which is reflected in the artwork's exploration of the dialogue of spaces

Metrist – Speed (Opal Tapes)

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