25 November 2014 in Team
Katy Ross (AKA Gobblynne) is a globe-trotting, dog-ruffling, cheese-eating, dream-weaving illustrator and animator. Her enchanting hands-on creative approach gives her work a charm and emotion that live action or rendered effects can’t always achieve. She loves to bring concepts to life – creating characters, enchanting worlds and magical creatures for TV, music videos, print or digital/viral work.
Usually drawing ink on paper, Katy goes on to colour her creations with a variety of different media such as paint, material and photography from her ever-growing photo library.
Since finishing her design degree in 2005, Katy has worked with both local and international brands, agencies and individuals on creative projects – from bigwigs like Sony, CBBC, Barclays and Samsung to smaller companies and startups alike.
Katy has directed several shorts that have been officially selected for numerous major film and animation festivals all across the globe, many winning awards and commendations. Aside from festivals, she was awarded “Best of British”; one of eight of the hottest new illustrators chosen by Digital Arts, and received a 4Talent award set up by Channel 4 to showcase the best emerging creative talent from around the UK.
One of the first music videos that Katy created (“Stay In My Memory” by Bim) received over 300,000 views in one week on YouTube alone which consequently helped the unsigned band rise to number 6 in the iTunes electro chart.
More recently she created two animations for the RSA, one of which visualised Dr Brene Brown’s TED talk on “The Power Of Empathy”, and it received well over 1 million views on YouTube in just a week. With this video, Katy became an official honouree of the Webby Awards, she was shortlisted for the AOI Awards, and she won the Industry Award at SheSays. The video has now garnered over 30 million views online and is still widely being enjoyed and shared.
In 2015 Katy merged forces with the amazing illustrator Billmund to form their new creative production company, Superdoodle. As well as continuing to animate, Katy has taken a lead role in directing numerous successful films for a variety of clients.
Are you interested in Gobblynne’s illustration and/or animation work for your project? Pop over a message via our contact page, we’d love to chat!