Spencer Cross is an animator/compositor/motion designer/illustrator sort of a chap dwelling in the green and predominantly wet pastures of the lovely city of Bristol found within the United Kingdom.
He’s been living and working there since graduating in 2005. After that momentous day, it occured it would be a good idea to learn as much as he could about making stuff that looks cool. He still thinks it’s a good idea. He hopes others will find it looks cool too.
Spencer has helped to create commercials, animated series and websites and has written and directed short films, music videos and illustrations. He has had the pleasure of working with numerous wonderful people including:
Aardman Animations, VoonWong&BensonSaw, Wonky Films, The Inspiration Engine.
Please feel free to contact Spencer at: SPENCER@WORLD-OF-LOOK.COM
The client required a full design and layout for the band's 2nd EP release. Cover art along with the on-body CD artwork was created as was the layout for the CD wallet.
Four images were commissioned for the band's website. The images, inspired by the songs, which in turn drove the design for the website.www.arkitektmusic.co.uk
Design and architecture supremos, Voon Wong and Benson Saw, wanted a short promotional film to showcase some of their products and architecture projects. Instead of a conventional advertisement, they decided they wanted an animated film in which their products could appear, almost incidentally in the narrative. Being an internationally renowned studio, based both in London and Hong Kong, it was important that the film could be understood across borders and ultimately work without dialogue. The film "Resident & Occupant" was born, a story about a man who discovers a mischievous and rather hairy interloper at the foot of his bed. The ensuing pursuit leads the man through a dream-like world inspired by the distinctive and deceptively simple designs of voonwong&bensonsaw. The film's unusual use of multiple perspectives was inspired by the design duo's "Origami Lamp". A wallmounted piece with a fragmented appearance. The arrangement of the "windows" in the film are an exact replication of the lamp's.
A long term collaboration with the extremely talented DJ/Producer supergroup The Body Snatchers (30Hz and Baobinga). The Body Snatchers had a very focused and pre-conceived vision for their distinctive brand of breaks. Their ambitious vision was a satirical but also deeply affectionate homage to the bling culture of Crunk and Hyphy. The Body Snatchers were reincarnated in animated form as a pair of misguided club-loving aliens who often crossed paths with the galaxy's crimelord and his army of lady-bots. Weighty stuff indeed.
The project required character designs and the creation of a trilogy of animated music videos, along with the design and artwork for the album and single, in CD and vinyl format. The videos were created over a two year period with the third episode released to coincide with the album and single releases.
Gifted singer/songwriter Richard Walters required some artwork for his second EP release on Big Scary Monsters records. I was happy to oblige.
Bristol spa and restaurant required a poster to tactfully inform the public of how to help keep the Lido a very low chlorine pool.