Allison not only produces work at Aardman Nathan Love, but also single-handedly keeps tabs on all our freelancer bookings.
She enjoys lots of things including music, floral leafy settings, collaboration, and learning about people.
Her entrance into the animation world was quite serendipitous but in retrospect very coherent – the way most things are when you’re making moves but also letting magic happen. Prior to ANL, she was Assistant Producer at the music and post production house Fall On Your Sword. A Texas native, she moved to the big apple for college and has been hanging around ever since. A dream project would be to create an animated music video for her folk rock band Pale Mara.
A BRIEF INTERVIEW WITH ALLISON:
Do you have any advice for aspiring artists who wish to work at ANL?
Create as much as you can on your own–give yourself experience. Build a strong and diverse portfolio that excites you and share it! When first reaching out, be sure to write an engaging, personal, and succinct cover letter. Make it easy for us to find you and see your work. It’s okay to email multiple times but space it out. Once an introduction is established and a conversation has begun, it’s nice to check in sporadically and update the team on your availability. But don’t get defeated! Sometimes it takes a while for schedules to align. That’s why you must stay focused on the work. To quote Neil Gaiman “Make good art”. Whatever that means to you.
What is your favorite fictional character and why?
Jane Eyre. I admire everything about her. She is strong, intelligent, morally just, hardworking, resilient, passionate, and romantic. Throughout the novel she is met with many difficulties but remains autonomous and true to her beliefs. Her observations are heart opening and mind tingling. She is a humanist and not afraid to stand up for herself and others – a peaceful fighter. In the book, she is described as physically plain but because of who she is Jane is eternally luminous. “Oh! That gentleness! how far more potent is it than force!” -Charlotte Bronte
What is it like to work at Aardman Nathan Love?
Working at ANL is like hanging out on an amazing, ever-changing playground while also taking care of business. It is an extremely supportive and fun environment. The staff and freelancers are all so multi-talented, skilled, and passionate. The space is brimming with creativity and a constant excitement. We create incredible work and also have a blast – DREAM. I have never felt so uplifted in a workplace.