Celebrating 30 Years of Extraordinary Creativity

Community November 30, 2020

2020 has been a monumental year for many reasons, not least because it marks a major milestone in The Mill’s history: it’s been 30 years since we opened our first creative studio in London. Since 1990 we have launched studios in five other international locations: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bangalore & Berlin. All of our studios share the same ambition: To create memorable work that excites and captivates audiences.

 

As specialists in creative technologies and production, our work now includes the creation of digital products and virtual experiences, whilst still leading in world-class visual effects and video production. Over the past 30 years, we’ve created the world’s most realistic CG Orangutan, collaborated on over 500 music videos and more recently, tattooed a person remotely using 5G.

 

To celebrate ‘30 Years Of The Mill’ we are turning our focus to the extraordinary people behind our creativity. Our teams of thinkers, designers, artists, directors, producers, developers, colourists, coders, technicians, editors, animators, writers – our doers and makers. Everything these people do makes great ideas come to life.

 

We asked a snapshot of 30 Makers from across The Mill to share their most inspiring projects from the past. We also asked for their future-facing insights on the advertising industry and evolution of creative technology.

 

We would like to thank everyone who has been part of our history – our clients, our partners, our collaborators and our staff past and present. All of you have been central to making our first 30 years so extraordinary.

 

Read the 30 Years of The Mill features which are now live below:

30 Years of The Mill | Senior Content Producer, Tia Perkins

30 Years of The Mill | 2D Lead, Andrew Pellicer

30 Years of The Mill | Junior Designer & Matte Painter, Eilis Scally

30 Years of The Mill | Animator, Greg Park

30 Years of The Mill | Associate Creative Strategist, Min Wei Lee

30 Years of The Mill | Production Coordinator, Pablo Martinez Arastey

30 Years of The Mill | Head of Production Operations, Liz Browne

30 Years of The Mill | Director of Photography, Dan Frantz

30 Years of The Mill | Lead Lighting Artist, Gauri Razdan

30 Years of The Mill | Colour Assist, Megan Lee

30 Years of The Mill | Creative Director / VFX Supervisor, Becky Porter

30 Years of The Mill | Senior Animator, Navdeep Singh

30 Years of The Mill | Editor, Natalie Wozniak

30 Years of The Mill | Designer, Devin Hayes

30 Years of The Mill | CG Lead, Kanishk Chouhan

30 Years of The Mill | Deputy Head of CG, Chris Bayol

30 Years of The Mill | CG Lead, Naotaka Minami

30 Years of The Mill | Junior Artist, Sudakshina Sridharan

30 Years of The Mill | Head of Creative Technology, Kevin Young

30 Years of The Mill | Executive Producer, Justin Stiebel

30 Years of The Mill | Director, Gundeep Anand

30 Years of The Mill | Head of Brand Partnerships, Rachel Stones

30 Years of The Mill | Executive Creative Director, Wes

30 Years of The Mill | Real-Time VFX Creative Director, Russell Tickner

30 Years of The Mill | Head of Colour, Fergus McCall

30 Years of The Mill | Designer, Luke Lasenby

30 Years of The Mill | Executive Producer, Elizabeth Newman

30 Years of The Mill | Head of Editorial, Charlotte Carr

30 Years of The Mill | Managing Director, Josh Mandel