Motion Design Director
Pete Foley is a motion design director… or animation director? He’ll change his mind depending on the time of day. He’s been animating professionally for 10 years and in this time he’s worked on everything from animated shorts and title sequences to commercials and theatre projection. He has also art directed an iPhone game, produced a one drag queen play, hosted four illustration exhibitions, created a horror installation about trash, and written and illustrated a hand bound art book made of brown paper. …basically he just likes making pretty things and telling stories.
Pete isn’t particularly precious about how problems are to be solved, as the previous list shows, but you can bet the solution nine times out of ten is going to involve animation. This seems to work well at Moose HQ, where he feverishly plots keyframes with great enthusiasm.
The projects in which Pete seems to find the greatest reward are those with room for a strongly directed aesthetic – be it the geometric character animation of a five episode series for MLA or the minimal additions to the live action music video for Vera Blue’s Hold.
While he tried to not be that kind of nerd, you can usually find him hiding behind a collection of toys around his computer. Most of them are Pokémon. He apologises for nothing.