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Tricks Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom

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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
5 projects in their portfolio
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 (9)
    animation designadvertisingvideo marketingmotion designart direction3d animation2d animationvideo advertisingmotion graphic design
    Works in Motion Design (4)
    Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone - Motion Design
    Championing next-gen tech talent - Motion Design
    Paid Social Advertising - Motion Design
    Launching a B2B recruitment campaign - Motion Design
    Reviews in Motion Design (4)
    David Oliver
    David Vickers
    Lucy Atkinson
    Non Wood
    Clients in Motion Design (4)
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international
    KlickstartersHuman Resources | national
    HirecrackerHuman Resources | national
    solidcoreSports | national

    Learn more about Motion Design


  • 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 (7)
    market insightbrand guidelinesbrand creationstrategic thinkingb2b brandingrebrandingbrand design
    Works in Branding & Positioning (2)
    Brand Refresh & Strategy - Branding & Positioning
    Launching a B2B recruitment campaign - Branding & Positioning
    Clients in Branding & Positioning (2)
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international
    Salman SolutionsLegal Services | national

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    Works in Graphic Design (5)
    Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone - Graphic Design
    Championing next-gen tech talent - Graphic Design
    Paid Social Advertising - Graphic Design
    Brand Refresh & Strategy - Graphic Design
    Reviews in Graphic Design (2)
    Kirsty
    Chris Wood
    Clients in Graphic Design (5)
    SearchabilityHuman Resources | international
    HirecrackerHuman Resources | national
    solidcoreSports | national
    Salman SolutionsLegal Services | national

    Learn more about Graphic Design

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Portfolio

5 projects performed by Tricks

Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone
Bringing cutting-edge recruitment to everyone

Project made for Hirecracker in the Human Resources industry for a B2B / B2C audience in 2022.Explaining how Hirecracker are transferring skills from ultra-competitive tech recruitment and bringing them to every sector. Digitising recruitment for everyone; from Accountants to Zoologists.

CopywritingGraphic DesignMotion Design
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Championing next-gen tech talent
Championing next-gen tech talent

Project made for Klickstarters in the Human Resources industry for a B2B / B2C audience in 2022.Bringing together two distinct and different target audiences into a single explainer video.

CopywritingGraphic DesignMotion Design
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Paid Social Advertising
Paid Social Advertising

Project made for solidcore in the Sports industry for a B2C audience in 2021.Solidcore is a national pilates company with 83 locations across the USA. They had ambitious plans to scale-up to over 100 studios in their projections and they needed help creating effective advertising for paid social media.

Graphic DesignMotion DesignOnline Advertising+1
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Brand Refresh & Strategy
Brand Refresh & Strategy

Project made for Salman Solutions in the Legal Services industry for a B2B audience in 2020.The financial services industry is littered with out of date ‘traditions’, jargon, and business speak. This went completely against the ethos of our client, and so, we were keen to uncover a fresh approach to business.

Branding & PositioningCopywritingGraphic Design
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Launching a B2B recruitment campaign
Launching a B2B recruitment campaign

Project made for Searchability in the Human Resources industry for a B2B audience in 2021.Searchability, one of the top tech recruiters in the UK, looked to us to launch their Scalability platform. A unique offering aimed at businesses looking to grow their tech teams at an accelerated pace.

Branding & PositioningCopywritingGraphic Design+1
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Founded 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

6 reviews for Tricks

5/5
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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

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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David VickersManaging Director at DesignCoUK
ServiceMotion Design
SectorMarketing & Advertising
Team1 - 2
5/5
We needed Tricks to develop a script and animation for a client to present to all staff members. Tricks came highly recommended as well as being part of a business network that I'm also in. I selected them based on the recommendations as well as their fabulous show reel. Tricks were supplied with an outline of the key messages as well as a creative style that needed to be followed, on approval of the script, they then created a story board which allowed the client to have their input at this stage. On approval of the script and storyboard, Trick then went on to create the animation, on budget and on time. I worked with both James and Gordon at Tricks, James is Head of Productions and Gordon is Managing Director. Feedback from the client has been excellent, the messages were delivered to staff as intended. Workflow between us has been great, very clear and responsive. The high level of professionalism and great communication made Trick Studios a great company to work with.

ServiceMotion Design
SectorMarketing & Advertising
Team1 - 2

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  • Headquarter104 Watergate Street, Chester, UK

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

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