Annie Atkins specialises in graphic design for filmmaking. As well as creating contemporary artwork for movie posters, she also designs and makes any graphic pieces outlined by a period film script: like prison escape maps and telegrams to help create Wes Anderson's fictional State of Zubrowka; or neon shopfront signs and fake passports for Spielberg's new Cold War spy thriller.
Last year Annie designed the graphics for two Oscar-nominated films, the animated feature The Boxtrolls and The Grand Budapest Hotel - the latter went on to win the Academy Award for Best Production Design.
Originally from Snowdonia in North Wales, Annie has been based in Dublin for the past 8 years, which she now considers her home.
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ARE YOU A NERD? And do you like films?
Then come to this talk where Annie Atkins will take you through the painstaking process of making pieces of graphic design for use on film sets.
From researching design history to drawing shopfront signage by hand, there's more to this job than is immediately apparent at the cinema.