Hello, I’m Paddy. I'm an award-winning Motion Designer and Illustrator based in London, UK working across broadcast, sport, music and food industries. Over this time I’ve been weaving sound and motion together in 2D and 3D in to enegetic music videos and working closely with a wide variety of major brands.
I started working in art and design while making music videos for my friends and my own band. Gradually I found total passion for design and animation and now I work full time as a Freelance Motion Designer including working on perma-lance basis with the BBC. My other clients include: Lego, Fox Sports, Chelsea, Gran Turismo, World Rugby, The Daily Mail, Royal Ascot and many more.
I work in 2D and 3D including illustration and 3D modelling. Please take a look at my work for a flavour of the variety of styles I can put together for you.
I'm here working on Spotify because I'm passionate about music and simply put I love working with music artists.
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5 ReviewsEndorse Patrick Blake
Paddy was a complete pleasure to deal with. From the initial contact his response was both prompt, professional yet friendly and approachable.
So much so, the original project was extended further! This additional work was completed much sooner than required, maintaining contact throughout and stamping his own creativity onto the finish product.
No number of alterations we're too many. For a first-time user of Soundbetter, Paddy's certainly left a very positive user experience.
Great and fast communication and very well-done work here. Cheers Paddy.
Pat has produced multiple short animations for us as a band and small business. His work is always of the highest quality and has an exceptional attention to detail. He's your man if you need quality guaranteed!
Patrick did a wonderful job on our music video 'Float Away'. He created an amazing style that suited the song to a tee, and created an emotive storyline to boot. For me, the song is now inseparable from the video.
We were so please we hired Patrick again to make an animated album cover for another single which added a fresh dimension that helped to hold people's attention for facebook ads.
Patrick animated our EP artwork and did a fantastic job. It Was subtle and tasteful, while at the same time being eye catching. He emphasised the quality of the original art while not drawing focus by overdoing the motion element. Having the animated art gave us loads more options for showcasing the music. Also a great guy to work with and quick turnaround time
Interview with Patrick Blake
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Politics degree -> Musician -> Fine Artist -> Music Video Director -> Motion Designer/Artist. Never believed that life should be a straight line. I've been at this for 8 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classical Art training background that now underpins much more clean/modern stylised design and character work.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically more time in the planning stage than the execution, though both are vital. Then when production's underway I always work listening to the artist's tracks.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Low-fi, alt-rock, trip-hop, RnB
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energising the artist's music further by boosting the key emotions of the track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: High-spec desktop computer, three screens because I'm cool, laptop for spill over render work, studio speakers for pumping out the jams and a load of house plants.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tame Impala, Run the Jewels, Meshuggah
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Broadcast-quality graphics, 3D visuals, illustration and energetic animations.