Pure Team Profile: Concept Artist Jordan Haynes

Our hero in actionWhere are you from and what’s your educational background?

I’m from London and I graduated from Bournemouth University with a BA in Computer Visualisation and Animation.

What do you do on Pure?

To date I have been filling the role of lead concept artist, and as the project has picked up momentum I have been further privileged with acting as a production designer.

What drew you to working on Pure?

I saw this as an opportunity to not only develop my concept design skills, but also to meet new people and work with folks from a different walk of life. Although most of the team are only a short hop across the pond, there is certainly no shortage of variety and I’m pleased to have met so many people with fun personalities and great skills!

What excites you most about the project?

Unfettered creativity. Small projects such as this allow for artists to explore their own imagination and indulge in ideas and experimentation that otherwise might not make it through the various roadblocks of the mainstream industry. With Chris and Eric at the helm there are few ideas ever put out to pasture without some serious and often intense and excited discussion!

What has the experience of working with a virtual team been like?

Character conceptsA blast! With a web based work flow one might expect communication and pipeline issues, but so far there haven’t been any problems that you wouldn’t find in a studio environment.In virtual and physical workplaces alike there are technical, professional and social factors to consider. It’s the team that makes the production, not the system, and with a team as effective as the one we have plugging away on Pure the grass could scarcely be greener!

What do you hope to gain from working on Pure?

Of course I look forward to having a great collection of work and something to be proud of at the end, but I’m happy to say that I have already attained what I value most, which is to make good friends and potential future working relationships.

What’s going to surprise people about this film?

The awesome work that can be achieved by a small team and a lot of ambition. It surprises me on a daily basis.

Tell us something interesting about you.

I love to play music, I’ve been playing in a four piece folk band for the last three years, playing up and down the country at various events and gatherings, and if I can help it I’m gonna do so until I’m an old man and the fingers don’t pluck no more!

Early city concept

What’s your favorite animated film?

Favourite animated film is Metropolis (2001), it’s got an incredible story, design and soundtrack and has a completely unique mood which I’ve never found in any other film.

What about your guilty pleasure film?

Guilty pleasure has to be Hocus Pocus, I watch it at least once a year. I love the setting, the characters (Bette Midler of course takes the prize there), and in terms of the vibe it sits perfectly in limbo between the 80’s and 90’s and commits to neither one

Where can we find more of your work?

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