Wes V. Director, Animator, Art Director.
WES VIZ is a Director, Animator and Visual Artist. Specializing in music videos, stage visuals and audio reactive animations, she has worked with some of the top talent spanning the music and advertising industries in London and beyond. Her work has been featured in Creative Review, Kaltblut, Paper magazine and more.
She is the creative director and founder of London production company Secret Lair - a company founded on bringing art back into music videos and advertising.
Commissioned by Little Dot Studios to create a 130 hour long audio reactive animation and design the UI interface for the seven day long live broadcast featuring uncut audio from the Apollo 11 mission. Animated maneuvers of the Apollo spacecraft which were displayed in real time exactly 50 years later to the exact second.
Commissioned by Stoneface Films to create stage visuals and original content for Hozier’s Tour Finale in two back-to-back shows in Dublin's O2 Arena.
Commissioned by Island Records to create a series of 5 visuals for artist Kid Brunswick featuring original character 'Skeleboi'.
Original concept and creative direction for unique project ‘LUX’, a combination fashion editorial, music release and concept film featuring original AR and projection mapping. Wes both directed the video and created the animations, live mixing the projections onto the talent on set.
Created original Augmented Reality filter ‘BaroqueN’Roll’ in high-concept fashion and technology editorial, as well as animated content for the piece. AR is featured in the shoot being modelled by Crystal from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.
Adventure time promo. Animation, compositing, lighting, editing and motion graphics. PROMAX SILVER for Best Children’s Promo 2014.
Cartoon Network (Photoshop / AFX).
PROMAX SILVER for Best Children’s Promo 2014.
Storyboarded advert. Created props such as the diary and drawings. Cartoon Network (Photoshop).
Concept artwork and branding. Nickelodeon (Photoshop).
Created an animated character from the first prize winner of the kids character design competition (Photoshop / AFX).
Created in-show animation for BAFTA award winning children’s sketch comedy. BBC (Photoshop / AFX).
All artwork, editing, compositing and output for different feeds. Boomerang (Photoshop / AFX).
Head of reversion team creating 2 TV commercials going out globally in 15 languages with subtitling for Nickelodeon and MTV.
Animation and Post Production for Jelly London. (AFX)
Stop motion animation, principal photography, clean-up and compositing. Jelly (Photoshop / AFX).
Storyboarded two adverts (Animated Storyboards / Photoshop).
2 x illustrated animatics for Three Blind Mice (Animated Storyboards / AFX).
Created logo for handbag line. (Photoshop).
Campaign. Recreated exactly hand drawn illustrations by Jo Bird and animated them appearing on models photographed by Rankin for FCUK. Jelly (Photoshop / AFX).
Karina Akopyan is a Fine artist whose work combines traditional Orthodox Russian Imagery with modern Fetish. (Art Direction / VFX / AFX).
Created concept artwork for event in Trafalgar Square campaign. (Projection Artworks / Photoshop).
Live New Year’s Eve projection on the Shell Building in London, Projection Artworks. (Video Projection Design / Development).
MTV (Edit / Graphics).
Y & R (Animation / Compositing).
Transformers and My Little Pony Pack Designs for Stand Up and Smile.
Energy (Background Video Creation).
In-store projection, Projection Artworks. (Concept Development / Animation).
Video Marcoms (Graphics / Animation).
In House Animatics, This Is Ground Control (Creative Developments / Editor).
Developed and designed all bus adverts for TruTV’s launch of the reality show, released nationwide and on many double-decker buses in London. Tru TV (Photoshop / Graphic Designer).
Concept artwork creating an immersive projection experience to launch the new Samsung Edge phone. (Projection Artworks / Photoshop).
Created branding development. (Photoshop/ AFX).
Character consultant and lead character designer for new range of toothbrushes. Created a workflow between agency and product manufacturing team and advised on product development and branding. Photoshop, Maya, Mudbox. Stand Up and Smile. (Art Direction / 3D Design)
Wes V.'s Software Skills
Soho Editors played a massive role in the success of Channel Five's recent postproduction build project.
Soho Editors always provide us with high-calibre, enthusiastic graphic designers - often at extremely short notice.
Ever since I signed for Soho Editors 3 years ago I’ve had nothing but positive things to say about them, from the quality of work that they get me to how the whole team are as people. The team really take care of you, and although it’s a massive agency they really have a personal touch and make you feel comfortable with every aspect of what each job entails.
You also really believe that they care about you individually, I remember telling Emma that I loved Football and the next week she’d got me on a Nike football film which I was buzzing about. I think it’s those personal touches that really make them the best.
I can’t recommend them enough. I hope I’m with them for many years to come.
We’ve been using Soho Editors for a while now, and the change-over to remote work was seamless, very helpful agency and amazing talent, I can only recommend.
We’ve been using Soho Editors for a number of years. Throughout this time, they have always provided excellent talent. Since going remote, they continue to assist us, even at very short notice. Such a friendly and accommodating team!
I became aware of Soho Editors in 2005 when I got my start in Production. They were a favourite then but now in 2020 and especially in these tough times, they have become an industry staple. They seek out to find the best Remote Editors for my briefs. It's always worth getting in touch. With an impressive rosta of veterans and new talent, I’ve never been disappointed.