South Warwickshire art student's work hits billboards in Amsterdam - The Stratford Observer

South Warwickshire art student's work hits billboards in Amsterdam

A HIGHLY-creative student from Leamington College has seen her artwork displayed on billboards across the Netherlands as part of an international festival.

Katie Jones, who is studying on the college’s Graphic Design with Photography course, had work selected to be shown as part of the International Motion festival – DEMO (Design in Motion).

Held for the second time since 2019, the festival is a 24-hour event showcasing the world’s best motion design on 5,000 screens and billboards across the Netherlands.

With 816 pieces chosen from over 5,300 entries, motion design art was displayed on screens in locations such as airports, shopping centres and public transport.

The festival also held a series of talks related to the motion design profession, creative coding and web art which featured speakers from Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and the UK.

The 21-year-old’s piece, entitled ‘Tripping Over Trees’, was selected for inclusion in total motion under the theme of Stranger Things.

The selected piece arose from Katie’s studies at Leamington College, where she worked with the motion design software After Effects to manipulate and animate her photography.

The resulting work showed tree stump rings that begin to spiral in on themselves, making the viewer’s eye stumble around the image as it swirls.

Katie said: “I was very excited to have work accepted into the festival and really enjoying seeing the motion design on the big screens in Amsterdam.

“Without the encouragement of my tutors, I wouldn’t have even thought to apply the festival and am so happy I took the chance.

“During my studies, the college staff have always been so generous with their time and support, and this has really helped my work and skillset progress.

“In my final year of study, I am looking forward to better developing my skills and seeing how the future holds.”


Advertise with the Stratford Observer to reach your audience


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Stratford Observer.


We can provide all of your printing needs at competitive rates.