Sophie Koko Gate

Sophie Koko Gate


"Sophie Koko Gate is an animator with immense illustrative skill. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has created a wealth of animations, from depicting educational content to excellently timed music videos of hilarity." - It’s Nice That

Originally from Bath, Sophie went on to study in London at the RCA and had international success with her graduation film ‘Half Wet’. She now works from her studio in London, where she has directed animation for clients such as MTV, The Guardian, Air Bnb, Vox, Lena Dunham and Harvard University. She is currently working on her new film and venturing into ceramics and visuals for live events.


Animating the Unknown

  • beginner
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  • designers
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  • technical
  • design
  • inspiration
  • Illustration
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Research
  • Examples

Animation, IMHO, is the perfect art form. You are in complete control of the world you create, of your characters, of space, sound, and time.

The infinite possibilities of the medium can be both liberating and intimidating. When there are no limitations, there is a tendency to retreat back into what is safe and known. In this session I will show my process from start to finish of creating a short animated film, including how I use Photoshop as an animation software - and my techniques that I use to keep things wet and wild.