About us

We know our stuff

We’ve been creating award winning animation and video production for global clients and audiences since 2004. We are very proud of our industry awards including three BAFTAs, an RTS award and a D&AD Yellow Pencil. As trained designers we know about typography, graphic design, branding and all those creative bits that add polish and make the difference to your production. We are also good at drawing which is pretty useful for storyboarding.

Our team

We doubt you’ll find a more experienced or enthusiastic video production and animation team. So whether you’re a major television channel, a multinational corporate or just a simple lone ranger, your project will receive the same professional dedication and attention to detail. Our clients keep coming back and they trust us to deliver creative, dynamic, intelligent and engaging video and animation, on budget and on time. Every time.

John Hunt

John Hunt

Producer & Director

John has a wealth of experience from a previous life as a design director at ITV supervising complex special effects shoots in studio and on location. As a spreadsheet enthusiast it will be John’s safe pair of hands that make sure your budget isn’t allowed to roam free. John is a petrol-head so you can always attract his attention by waving a Lamborghini Aventador in his direction.

Dave Beeson

Dave Beeson

3D Designer

Dave cut his baby teeth at ITV specialising in 3D animation for a plethora of television programmes from news to drama and light entertainment. Happiest when knee-deep in a complex Cinema 4D or After Effects project Dave can occasionally be persuaded to don a green lycra catsuit or full army combat gear if filming demands it.

Anne Whiteley

Anne Whiteley

Creative Director

Following graduation from Central St. Martin's Anne's career took her to the BBC and ITV. Experienced in working with low budgets, high expectations and immovable deadlines. Nothing leaves Bottletop HQ without passing her meticulous quality control whether that happens to be words or pictures.

Mark Pyper

Mark Pyper

Senior Designer

Mark thinks nothing of spending ‘just a few more hours’ on his latest project while the rest of us have gone home - unless there’s a Blackpool match on. Needless to say this is reflected in the creativity of his work, ideas and boundless enthusiasm for motion graphics and animation. Mark likes anything bright and sparkly, especially Christmas.

Lewis Farrow

Lewis Farrow

Junior Designer

Lewis has a degree in Multimedia from Nottingham Trent University as well as an MA in Puppetry and Animation. An illustrator, as well as an animator, Lewis puts his skills to good use on a variety of animation projects for clients great and small.

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