About us

We are a Creative Agency that supports Brands, Agencies and Organisations to achieve their goals through Animation and Video Content.

With our large network of Creative Partners, we bring together the expertise needed to realise great ideas and to produce exciting campaign content.

Clients love our end-end support options and our straight-up working culture that is based on collaboration & creativity.

 
Samson Owolabi Samson Owolabi

Samson Owolabi

Head of Video & Creative Director
With a background and education in theatre, TV and Film, Samson brings insight into how the creative process can solve business challenges. Samson leads Bearded Fellow’s video department from the initial campaign concepts through to the delivery of the final production assets. It’s his responsibility to deliver campaigns that meet targets and maintain the BF quality stamp of approval.
Joe Gosling Joe Gosling

Joe Gosling

Managing Director
Before devoting his time to Bearded Fellows, Joe trained and worked as an actor and contemporary artist focusing on the communication of challenging and evocative ideas. Joe spotted the steady rise of video content online and translated his expertise into the production of clear and captivating online video content for brands. Joe now brings his unique point of view and exuberant energy to the creative process across our productions.
Matthew Stanners Matthew Stanners

Matthew Stanners

Head of Animation & Creative Producer
With a BA(H) in Contemporary Arts and an MA in Media Arts great ideas and collaboration are at the forefront of his approach to achieving excellence. Having completed a course in mediation and conflict resolution he has a deep understanding of how important communication is and how to build strong working relationships with clients and creatives. Matthew has championed and pushed forward the development of lean and efficient internal and production processes.
Florin Mocanu Florin Mocanu

Florin Mocanu

Art Director
Florin has a strong background in Visual Arts, Media Arts and Design. He has achieved a variety of artistic skills required to produce original, high-quality visuals, concept designs and artistic direction for both video and animation. With strong management skills, and understanding of animation styles and processes Florin engages and experiments with a variety of tools and techniques to communicate ideas. During his Master Degree he researched and experimented with different ways of bringing Old and New Media practices together aiming to gain new visual meanings.
Claire Platt Claire Platt

Claire Platt

Head of Marketing Strategy & Delivery
Bringing a wealth of experience from the private, public and third sector, Claire heads up our marketing department & contributes to the creative and development aspects of Bearded Fellows. She loves facilitating meaningful connections through client centred experiences and with a strong Interest in Service Design, you’ll experience Claire’s influence throughout your Bearded Fellows journey.
 

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What our clients say about us

"I was provided with a clear schedule, with regular check-in points, and provided with opportunity to flex where necessary. Deliverables arrived on time, every time, and were to an incredibly high standard with very little feedback from us."

- Ross Garner, Head of Learning Experience, Emerald Works

"Their work has been the driving force behind us redefining our brand within the marketplace. We now have a stronger social media presence, and our video performance has increased year-over-year."

- Senior Content Marketing Executive, Kaplan

"As a result of the new content, third-party clients have seen marked increases in ROI"

- Laura Murphy, Managing Director, NBE Digital


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Jactin House
24 Hood Street
Manchester
M4 6WX

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