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George Johnson, from North Shields, has been offered a work placement with Aardman Animations

George Johnson, from North Shields, has been offered a work placement with Aardman Animations

A GRAPHIC designer has landed a work placement at one of the top animation studios in the country.

George Johnson, who graduated from the Creative Studios based at TyneMet College’s Queen Alexandra Campus, has been given the chance to work at Aardman Animations’ studio in Bristol.

The 20-year-old, from North Shields, studied on the HND graphic design course at the college before graduating last year.

And he impressed bosses at Aardman – famous for producing the ‘Wallace and Gromit’ films amongst others – with his portfolio of work.

George has been told that he will be working with the ‘Shaun the Sheep’ crew.

Aardman Animations’ award-winning work leads the field in producing a unique brand of independent film alongside work for broadcast and advertising, winning four Oscar awards from nine nominations.

Paul Harvey, programme leader at The Creative Studios, said: “I am delighted that George has been offered this fantastic opportunity at Aardman Animations.

“His portfolio of work was of a very high standard and at Aardman he will be able to gain an insight into the amazing world of animation and add to his portfolio.”

Denise Bolton, head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, said: ““We are delighted for George and hope that his time spent at Aardman will lead to him being able to forge a full time career in this exciting industry.”

 

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