Emmy award-nominated motion graphic studio Norman J opens shop in Melbourne

neale.jpgNorman J has relocated its studio to the design hub of South Melbourne following four successful years in New York.

Owner and director Todd Neale (pictured left), has moved his business and family down under to experience the Australian creative scene and most importantly, to enjoy better coffee and a bigger back yard.

Says Neale: "Work and life in NY had its rewards, but I'd always dreamt of finding success in the place I grew up" and "the challenge now is winning over local production while maintaining a global outlook."
Norman J 2.jpgNorman j 4 .jpgNorman J 3.jpgJoico 6.jpgPrior to Norman J's inception, Neale worked for RGA as a designer and at Tröllback & Company as art director. Neale's 12 years working in the US has lead to collaborations with some of the world's most recognised TV networks including HBO and Sundace Channel.

Neale recognises despite being in a different time zone there is no barrier to creating exciting partnerships around the globe. He adds: "The timing is right, clients are more focused on the bottom line and creative resourcefulness than on geographic location".

Norman J's most recent accolade was an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Graphic Design & Art Direction for work on NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell.

Recent Australian projects include Joico Haircare and Zingka.com.

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