Key hire signals significant creative development within the VFX studio

Black Kite Studios are delighted to announce that renowned and respected industry talent Alex Lovejoy, has joined the company as Creative Director.

Acclaimed and remarkable VFX creative talent, Alex brings his wealth of unrivalled experience and industry knowledge to the Black Kite team.

Alex’s arrival at Black Kite further supports the growth and expansion of the independent VFX and design studio. He will be working on projects across the board as Creative Director.

With over 20 VFX years under his belt so far, Alex has been a key player at both The Mill and MPC where his exceptional abilities as a Creative Director, VFX Supervisor, and Flame artist have seen him lead the studios and projects, both in London and New York.

Black Kite Founder Graham Bird on why Lovejoy was always destined to be a Kite, “I’ve known Alex for a long time, he consistently produces work of the very highest quality and has been involved in some of the most groundbreaking and iconic commercials ever made.

His creativity and VFX knowledge is unsurpassed, he’s naturally collaborative and his influence will permeate every aspect of what we do. On top of that he’s genuinely one of the nicest people I know.

It’s an absolute privilege to have Alex join us, his talent is in high demand and he’s someone both artists and clients want to work with. With Alex on board we will continue to push the creative output of the studio forward and open up new and exciting collaborations in the process.

Lovejoy comments on his move, “Black Kite is absolutely the best of the independent facilities in London. I now get to work with the nicest bunch of VFX talent in the business and in the perfect environment.

What Black Kite has achieved in just three years is impressive to say the least. I’m looking forward to helping grow the award winning CG department and push forward their creativity in all avenues of VFX, as well as in the company overall.”

Alex’s career has seen him develop long standing relationships with the most revered directors and been at the forefront of multiple award-winning campaigns. His awards include a VES Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial, for the multi award-winning Burberry ‘Festive’ campaign, directed by Megaforce, Gold for VFX at the AEAFqq for EasyJet ‘Hide & Seek’ directed by Alaska and won Gold for VFX at Cannes Lion for Burberry ‘Open Space’ directed by Megaforce.

Other credit highlights include EasyJet ‘Imagine’ directed by The Sacred Egg, Just Eat ‘Snoop’, directed by Francois Rousselet and DHL ‘No Time to Die’ directed by Adam Berg.

Black Kite was set up in 2019. The studio has been growing steadily ever since and last year they moved to an impressive studio space of 12,000 square foot.

Recent projects for the studio include, Halifax (dir. Martin Werner), Amazon Books (dir. Tom Noakes), Mont Blanc (dir. Ian Pons Jewell), Ikea (Nick Gordon), Breast Cancer Now (David Dearlove).

Tanya Combrinck
Author: Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 15 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq.