ABOUT

The Handymartian Studio is fully set up for the creation and production of 2D and stop motion animations. Project can be taken on from the initial concept stage right through to design, storyboarding, animation and sound design. The studio specialises in character focused animation for TV commercials, online campaigns, music videos, promotional videos etc. Projects have been created for various companies and brands such as Coke, Google, BBC, Channel 4, Experian, KPMG and Nike.

The Handymartian Studio is where the work of animator, illustrator and music maker Andy Martin is created.

Originally from Sheffield but now based in London, Andy Martin has been creating character lead animations since 2001. Using both 2D and stop motion animation techniques, Andy’s work is filled with humour and a musical sensibility which he applies to commercial projects as well as self initiated shorts.

Throughout 2013 he created a 'Planet' animation every month as part of a daily character design project called 'Illustrated Aliens'. This became the 12 minute short ‘The Planets’ which won the Children’s Award at the Encounters Short Film And Animation Festival in 2014. Andy was a keynote speaker at the 10th Pictoplasma Festival in Berlin and hosted a stop motion work shop at the Pick Me Up Festival 2014 in London. He has had 6 Vimeo Staff Picks with his animated shorts online and his latest film 'Mr Director' has been screened at various festivals around the world throughout 2015 after premiering at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where it was shortlisted for the McLaren Award for best new British animation.