Darren is a director and designer with over 20 years’ experience of working with agencies, brands, and media and entertainment groups.
He comes from a background of art direction and concept design, and he especially loves experimenting with CGI and mixed media. His strong design sense and cinematic sensibility make his work rich and inventive.
Darren has worked across a diverse range of campaigns and projects, from global cinema ads to fully immersive VR projects and impressionistic game cinematics. His clients include Zoopla, BBC, Imperial War Museum, RBS and The United Nations to name a few.
His work has won industry recognition at the RTS, D&AD and ASIFA Annie Awards, and recently he added to his design credits as Production Designer on ‘Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget’, coming in November 2023.
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Helen ArgoExecutive Producer - Commercials & Short Form
Helen is responsible for the studio’s Commercials and Short Form productions, creating animated and digital content for advertising agencies, third party brands as well as Aardman’s own IP. Most recently she has produced The Bear and the Squirrel - a 4D film for Efteling, and stop motion musical short Robin Robin for Netflix.
Steve Harding-HillCreative Director
Steve became Creative Director for Aardman’s Commercials and Short Form division in 2016 and is responsible for the creative direction of the studios partner content productions.