Hi im stuart bayley and im an art director working at a cgi animation studio in manchester england. I work at a great studio surrounded with great artists which makes me one of the lucky few who enjoy going to work every day!. When it comes to my view on the creative world i draw inspiration from eveything from high fashion to the form of a mechanical component. As with all of us in the creative industry we draw somthing from everything.

I started out as a concept artist and matte painter, and still do my share along with directing other artists. I see being an art director as a real privilege, both in terms of having a big contribution on the whole visual look and creative of a project and also getting to work with talent from all the creative departments.