23/08/14 | Graphic Design for Film, TV and Animation

Course Content:

Most people assume that a film graphic designer is responsible for the titles and the poster, but there’s a whole other world of design for film in which all the graphic props need to be created for the actors to work with on set. Telegrams, love letters, prison escape maps, fingerprint samples, and antique cigarette packaging are all designed to suit the story’s genre, period, and visual aesthetic. Fresh from The Grand Budapest Hotel, Dublin-based designer Annie Atkins will take us through her working process on a film set, from compiling a script breakdown, to researching graphics from other eras, right through to the creation and ageing of a convincing antique document to be used on set.

Participant Profile:

This workshop is aimed at creatives who are interested in working as graphic designer for Film, TV and Animation.

Participants should have some ability, experience or interest in graphic design and storytelling, and will be working with potentially messy materials – so wearing old clothes is advised.

Tutor Info:

Annie Atkins is a graphic designer specialising in the film, animation & television industry, having created antique graphic props and set-pieces for numerous high-budget productions – including the Emmy-winning series ‘The Tudors’, the Victorian Gothic horror series ‘Penny Dreadful’, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Laika’s upcoming animated feature ‘The Boxtrolls’. You can see more of Annie’s work here: http://annieatkins.com/

Date & Times:

Saturday 23rd August from 9.30am – 4.30pm.


Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylor’s Lane, Dublin 8. http://gec.ie/directions-and-map


Non Members: 60 Euro, Members: 40 Euro. Companies and freelancers can become members of Animation Skillnet by sending a request to animationskillnet@gmail.com.

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order made payable to Animation Skillnet C/O Dublin Business Innovation Centre.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Thursday, 21st August.

Course Information


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