Christina came to the UK from Austria to study animation at Bristol University where her talent was spotted by Aardman Animations. She worked on a number of Aardman projects including ‘Morph’ and ‘Rex the Runt’ and was an animator on the internationally successful “Chicken Run”. A few years later, in 2002, Christina set-up Sliced Bread with Jamie.
Christina is highly skilled in animation story development, illustration and storyboarding, and was the Creative Director and animator on projects such as the Sony’s Trona, the UNIQA online series, Dr P, and Serelaxin. If you’re ever curious about what a day in the life of our Creative Director looks like, then read on to find out more!
What has been your favourite project you’ve worked on so far?
There have been loads of projects I loved working on over the years. I really like character projects – the MTR one was great fun. It’s the one with little chaps running around a building site and stumbling from one mishap into the next. I liked Trona as well, we did this one in the early years of Sliced Bread – these are definitely some of my favourite projects.
What do you love most about working at Sliced Bread?
I love being able to make creative decisions in-line with our client’s requirements, finding creative solutions for them and being able to use conceptual thinking. I love having the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Because every project is different, different styles and different messages. They are fairly short-term and often there are several of them running at the same time, I don’t ever get bored.
If you were stuck on a desert island for 1 month, what are the 3 things you would bring with you?
I would bring my sketchbook and a pen so I can draw and doodle. And I would bring a knife so I can hunt for food (like ‘cutting fruit off a tree’….)