Hello, I’m Joe!

I’m an independent artist, designer and creative director, specialising in animation and interaction design.

With over 15 years experience in the creative and digital industries, my personal practice helps clients realise ideas, through consultation and hands-on design, whilst also developing art projects that explore new technologies and formats for storytelling.

Based at Duke Studios, Leeds. I collaborate locally and remotely with international colleagues and clients.


Professional experience

Independent Creative
Director, Mason Creative Ltd
2017 - Current

Freelance Design & Animation
2016 - Current

Creative Director
Bloom Agency, Leeds
2013 - 2016

Visiting Lecturer
University of Huddersfield
February 2016

Visiting Lecturer
Leeds Beckett University
February 2015

Senior Designer
Bloom Agency, Leeds

Senior Digital Designer
Delete, Leeds
2011 - 2013

Interaction & Motion Designer
Delete, Leeds
2005 - 2011

The Media Buzz, Leeds
2004 - 2006

Visiting Lecturer
University of Westminster
Dec 2003 - Apr 2004

Freelance Graphic Designer
2001 - 2003

Design Manager
Savonnerie, Spitalfields Market, London
2000 - 2001

Living with NETS - Most valuable patient initiative
2018 Eye for pharma - European awards.
Creative direction, design. Kanga Health

MyFeel+ Prostate Cancer Wellness Program - European finalist
2018 Eye for pharma - European awards.
Creative direction, design. Kanga Health

Anglian Home Improvements, Raindrop race - Nominee
2014 Awwwards.com
Creative direction, design, animation. Bloom agency

ADT Security - GOLD
2013 Digital Impact Awards - Best use of SEO for corporate communications
Senior designer. Bloom agency

Art in Yorkshire - Best App (GOLD)
2012 The Roses Awards
Senior design lead. Delete agency

Meningitis Research Foundation - Best not for profit website
2009 Dadi Awards
Senior design lead. Delete agency

Exhibitions / Commissions

Open Show - Leeds City Gallery 

Gallery 49, Bridlington

Artsmill, Hebden Bridge 

Flourish Award, West Yorkshire Print Workshop

Group Show - Gallery 12A, Doncaster

Group Show - Cherished Gallery, Otley

Public Art / Illustration sited in Sheffield Winter Gardens 

Illustrations for Carhartt store Soho