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Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
Use animation to build a better connection with your audience and gain a real world advantage.
We develop  scroll stopping campaigns and brands to accelerate your sales and awareness . We’re a group of animators , designers , producers and creatives who believe in the power of great ideas and excellent service. Our expert team is highly experienced in working across both B2B & B2C sectors for a wide variety of small to medium sized businesses through to global household names. First and foremost we’re an animation studio that works with clients from concept all the way through to final 2D & 3D Production.  We tailor projects with a blend of storytelling, strategic-thinking and engaging ideas to help you build trust, understanding and a connection with your audience. When we’re not storyboarding or animating our team are also experts in branding , creative development and graphic design . We’re not the typical design studio. We know how difficult it is to find dependable creative talent and we pride ourselves on being that small scale partner you can rely on. We get our kicks when our clients win . We’ve got a proven track record in making real world commercial differences . We’re the only studio we know of that guarantees it’s work. We are based in Chester, UK but that’s not stopped us working with clients from the USA to China. If you would like to hear more contact our founder , Gordon Barry. www.tricks.studio
4 people in their team
Speaks English
7 projects in their portfolio
1 collaboration started on Sortlist
Works remotely across the globe
Sortlist member since 2022
Founded in 2018

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  • Description
    Speak more effectively with your audience through the power of animation. In a world of shortening attention spans, we make your messaging digestable and memorable. We create information that engages and excites.
    Skills in Motion Design (12)
    motion designart direction3d animation2d animationvideo advertisingmotion graphic designanimation designMotion GraphicsStoryboardMotion Design+2
    Works in Motion Design (5)
    Establishing the newest tech start-up brand. - Motion Design
    Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone - Motion Design
    Championing next-gen tech talent - Motion Design
    Paid Social Advertising - Motion Design
    Reviews in Motion Design (5)
    Lucy Atkinson
    Non Wood
    Bryn Jones
    David Oliver
    Clients in Motion Design (5)
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international
    solidcoreSports | national
    KlickstartersHuman Resources | national
    HirecrackerHuman Resources | national

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  • Description
    We think and plan before we act. We get to know all there is about you, what makes you unique and how you are different to your competition. Our tried and tested discovery workshops mean a rebrand, a brand refresh or a repositioning exercise is founded in cold hard facts.
    Skills in Branding & Positioning (12)
    b2b brandingbrand designBrand Creationrebrandingbrand guidelinesbrand creationmarket insightStorytellingBrand IdentityRebranding+2
    Works in Branding & Positioning (2)
    Brand Refresh & Strategy - Branding & Positioning
    Launching a B2B recruitment campaign - Branding & Positioning
    Clients in Branding & Positioning (2)
    Salman SolutionsLegal Services | national
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international

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    Skills in Graphic Design (1)
    2D Animation
    Works in Graphic Design (6)
    Boosting fundraising by using human-centred design - Graphic Design
    Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone - Graphic Design
    Championing next-gen tech talent - Graphic Design
    Paid Social Advertising - Graphic Design
    Reviews in Graphic Design (2)
    Kirsty
    Chris Wood
    Clients in Graphic Design (6)
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international
    Halton HavenHospitals & Healthcare | local
    Salman SolutionsLegal Services | national
    solidcoreSports | national

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    Skills in Social Media (2)
    Social Media MarketingVideo Marketing
    Work in Social Media (1)
    Paid Social Advertising - Social Media
    Client in Social Media (1)
    solidcoreSports | national

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    No description provided for this service.

    Work in Online Advertising (1)
    Paid Social Advertising - Online Advertising
    Client in Online Advertising (1)
    solidcoreSports | national

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    No description provided for this service.

    Works in Copywriting (4)
    Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone - Copywriting
    Championing next-gen tech talent - Copywriting
    Brand Refresh & Strategy - Copywriting
    Launching a B2B recruitment campaign - Copywriting
    Clients in Copywriting (4)
    Salman SolutionsLegal Services | national
    KlickstartersHuman Resources | national
    HirecrackerHuman Resources | national
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international

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  • Description

    No description provided for this service.

    Skills in 3D (1)
    3D Animation

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    Skills in Advertising (1)
    Creative

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    Works in Content Strategy (2)
    Brand Refresh & Strategy - Content Strategy
    Launching a B2B recruitment campaign - Content Strategy
    Clients in Content Strategy (2)
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international
    Salman SolutionsLegal Services | national

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    No description provided for this service.


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StoryFounded in 2018, the trickery and delight of an animation video, along with the cheerful phrase ‘how’s tricks?’ helped to spark the initial conversations of starting a motion design focused studio.
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Reviews

7 reviews for Tricks

4.87/5
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Bryn JonesProject Manager at Uniform
ServiceMotion Design
SectorMarketing & Advertising
Team11 - 50
4/5

I’m a senior project manager at a design agency focusing on the property and place sector. We were overall in charge of the direction and creative production. Also, we were producing 3D renderings. However, we needed a studio to help edit the film together. In particular, to work on motion graphics overlays, transitions, and music for the short film. We required Tricks Studio to do an initial creative phase and come back with creative concepts, which we would feed back to the clients. We did the initial storyboard, and then we got them on board to help with production. It was a backward and forwards process between Tricks Studio, the client, and us. Overall, they assisted with motion graphic overlays for the transitions, and the music was put into the three-minute film. Also, they did some simple text and background animation that was overlaid on the 3D animation we produced. In general, they helped with editing the film. Both projects did well with the clients. The videos weren’t for public viewings; they were just for business presentations to engage potential tenants and key private stakeholders to rent space in the property developments. However, the feedback from our clients was very positive, and the films did well. Tricks Studio achieved what the client wanted regarding the quality of work and getting engagement from their audiences. Overall, the client was very happy. They performed well. We used Asana for a specific project. Also, we communicated through phone, emails, and shared screen calls. Their strongest points were their quality of work, flexibility, and ability to respond positively to client demands.


ServiceMotion Design
SectorMarketing & Advertising
Team11 - 50

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Lucy AtkinsonCommunications Director at AG Comms
ServiceMotion Design
SectorManagement Consulting
Team11 - 50
5/5

I’m the communications director at AG Comms, a company that offers internal communication support for global organisations. We hired Tricks Studio to help us edit videos for two of our clients. I first held an initial conversion with Tricks Studio, where I provided an outlined brief along with the raw video clips. I explained which aspects I wanted to be drawn out, what kind of scene I wanted to create, and a rough run-time for the final video. We only had a limited amount of time to complete the project, so their team went ahead to edit raw material into finished videos. We didn’t need any scripting or casting work done; the clips we provided featured internal members of our organisation answering questions or high-level script prompts using their own words. Tricks Studio simply had to review the content, pick out the best bits to include in the final product, polish the clips, and incorporate some graphics. We relied on them to select the music and supplement, tweak, or cut out some parts of the original material. In the end, they delivered seven videos of varying play lengths. The most extended video runs for about five minutes, while the shortest one only lasts 60 seconds. I’ve worked with 2–3 people from Tricks Studio. Jim (Head of Production) is our primary liaison. I had previously worked with Jim when he was still with a different design agency, but AG Comms was the one who recommended Tricks Studio for our video editing needs. We’ve received feedback from one of our clients, and they find the videos to be very slick and quite different in look, tone, and style. They’re delighted by the final product. We’ve been very constrained on time, but Tricks Studio has successfully met our requirements in terms of delivering short final videos. People don’t have a long attention span for internal communications material, so wanted to make them brief. My advice is to engage early. Discuss the creative approach and give Tricks Studio some free rein to be creative. 


ServiceMotion Design
SectorManagement Consulting
Team11 - 50

NW
Non WoodFounding Director at NWC Design
ServiceMotion Design
5/5

We hired Tricks Studio to produce an animated video for our global client showcasing one of their services. The aim was to promote the client as tech-advanced and seamless. We had worked with Tricks previously and knew the quality of their animated video production. They offer a great balance of creativity and technical skill against budget. We produced the storyboard in house then met with Tricks to chat through how the animation could work and what could be added. They produced a first cut, and subsequent edit rounds from our client. Tricks also helped us with music selection. We worked with the Director and Project Manager who communicated our requests to their animator. The team were timely and responsive at all stages. The client was extremely happy with the video, and it now sits on their global website and is used in direct BD conversations. The majority of comms was via email and was very straight forward. All instructions and conversations were understood and dealt with quickly and proficiently. Tricks Studio has a way of elevating our storyboards beyond what we or our clients expect. There is an added layer of smoothness and technical ability that we don't see from other suppliers of animation.


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https://www.tricks.studio

  • Headquarter104 Watergate Street, Chester, UK

  • 29 John Dalton St, Manchester M2 6FW, UK