Meet Matt – Studio Director


8 July 2022


Amy Garrod


People, Studio, Updates

Get to know our co-founder, Matt, from motion design to accounting, find out what he gets up to day-to-day.

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What does your role as Studio Director involve?

My role at Little Motel includes everything from keeping track of finance spreadsheets, managing HR, to creative directing projects and jumping into an illustration or messing with keyframes in After Effects. I love the variety of my role and also get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing the awesome team we’ve put together here grow and thrive.

How did you get into this field?

As goes the cliche, I’ve been into filmmaking since I was a young kid. I was obsessed with film titles growing up, like Saul Bass’ Psycho, and that led me to University to study Music Technology and Digital Media. From there, I did a placement year at a video production company in Bradford, then I went on to work for a TV shopping channel and an internal communication agency before starting Little Motel. My biggest bit of advice for anyone looking to get into this industry is to create and show as many examples of the work you want to be hired for as possible.

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What do you like most about working in the creative industry?

I love problem-solving. Much of my job is creative puzzle solving, and the ability to apply my knowledge and expertise to help a whole range of clients is very rewarding. I also have to pinch myself most days that I get to do something I’ve wanted to do from an early age, every day for a job.


What has been a highlight while working at Little Motel?

Taking a holistic approach, I’m extremely proud of the team we’ve assembled here at Little Motel. Seeing each and every person thrive and grow is an ongoing highlight for me. Project-wise, I’m most proud of the jobs where we’ve learnt and grown as a team. Personally, I look back fondly on the work we’ve done with Brake, as I not only learnt a lot on these projects, but it’s a charity that’s close to my family’s heart so I’m proud to be able to help them.


What do you do in your spare time?

My spare time mostly revolves around a two-year-old rescue dog named Stevie, who it’s safe to say has me wrapped around her paw. When I’m not walking or picking up half-eaten socks, you can usually find me rock climbing, biking, playing the drums or hunting down new Gluten-free recipes to try!


Sum up working here in 3 words

Rewarding, proud, teamwork

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Everybody’s welcome at Little Motel

At the heart of our boutique motion and animation studio is a passion to connect and understand our clients. We’re a small team of dynamic and skilled people delivering campaign changing outcomes. Working together, the partnerships we forge with our clients are effective and long-term.

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