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Design

Motion Design

Television motion graphics should have the impact and appeal to hold the viewer‘s attention. We have a huge range of experience across a wide range of programmes to make sure it does. Using tools from pencil to computer, we design and produce sequences from live action to 3D, from maps to character design and animation for both film and video.

Visual Effects

Altering, adding to and repairing reality using a specialised range of techniques tailored to the task.

Branding

We create distinct visual identities and looks across a range of programmes. We design logos and animated sequences for both BBC Scotland‘s national identity and specific programme promotion and can also supply the design for a wide range of promotional material including dvd labels and covers, press packs and publicity mail shots.

Print

In a digital world, print still matters. We design posters, brochures, booklets and leaflets.

Software Development & Interface design

Translating data into and attractive output, from football stats to voting results and all things social media. Control through a web app or presenter-driven touchscreen, or simply automate everything.

Photography

Using professional-level DSLR cameras and lenses, we cover a wide range of imagery such as events, publicity and portraits.

Props

Anything in a script that can‘t be bought or hired; book covers, passports, shop fronts, vehicle liveries, newspapers, gambling websites, one million pounds in fake sterling...

Augmented reality

Add live, real-time graphics directly to your production using Vizrt Engine and StypeGrip tracking software.Add to your set with virtual components and allow a presenter to get up close and interact with your graphics.

Set Design

We supply design and artwork for a wide variety of set dressing.

Live Operation

Experienced operators and all the equipment for studio and outside broadcasts including sport and events. Instant live match graphics using our own control software 'RowZed' for a variety of sports.

Sports Analysis

Add realistic 3D replays and virtual graphics to match footage, such as area markings and player tracking. Live or post-production using Vizrt Libero

Training

We provide training in Vizrt and other graphics software across the BBC.

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Graphics Team
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CRAIG CADDIS
Graphics Operations Manager

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Ryan McKenna
System Developer / Graphic Designer

Having worked with BBC Scotland for over a decade, Ryan is a technically-minded designer at the intersection of design and technology. Having worked on design for continuous programmes for several years, he learned to code with Vizrt software and expanded this skill into open-source software development. He’s now the project manager for applications used to display data-driven graphics, in particular for sport, elections and automated content. Ryan has been the live graphics lead for elections over the last 3 years and has brought the use of live augmented reality graphics to BBC Scotland. In post-production graphics, Ryan has designed for Hairy Bikers: Pubs That Built Britain and recent BBC Scotland investigation shows such as the Paradise Papers.

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Simon Smith
Post production graphic designer

Simon has been producing quality design since 1989. He has worked on a variety of successful programmes including working as character designer and animation director on the award-winning Nina and the Neurons. He brings exceptional attention to detail and great experience to every task. Simon specialises in both 2D and 3D animation and is BBC Design Scotland’s in-house Cinema 4D expert. His recent work includes designing graphics and visual effects for Raven and creating VR environments for the BBC’s experimental projects.

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Trudy Shillum
Post production graphic designer

Trudy has been working with BBC Scotland since 2000 and brings her own tactile and vintage style to projects. Trudy has had a focus on BBC Arts over the years and regularly works with the marketing team making everything and anything to promote the business, from hand-sized flyers to building-sized billboards. She’s recently been doing more development work and created this very website. Outside of the BBC, Trudy has a studio in Finnieston’s Hidden Lane.

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Owen Davies
Graphic designer

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Neil Gray
Graphic designer

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Carol Adie
Graphic designer

A seasoned graphic designer with many years of experience on live broadcasts, post production and print work. Always original, helpful and efficient. Keeps calm under pressure...

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Gerry Slavin
Graphic designer

Highly experienced graphic designer and illustrator across many genres such as News, Sport, Weather, Gaelic and print. Equally adept in post-production and live motion graphics, he uses Adobe Creative Cloud, Maxon Cinema 4D, VizRT, Metra WeatherScape and MeteoGroup WeatherPresenter.

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Sean Horsburgh
Graphic designer

Since joining the BBC in 2010, Sean has worked on continuous output with a personable, client focussed attitude. He has experience designing content graphics for shows such as My Story, The Dog Ate My Homework and Leugh Mi. He’s also worked on many of our recent election shows, operating the showcase visual features in the studio. A friendly and attentive worker, Sean brings a positive outlook to work every day. Outside of work he's a keen runner, loves to travel and is passionate about food and the Glasgow restaurant scene.

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Matthew Russell
Graphic designer

Matthew has been a key designer in several BBC Sport Scotland rebrands as well as being an integral member of the Election team with specific responsibility for Augmented Reality. With over a decade of experience designing for continuous programmes such as Reporting Scotland, Sportscene, An La and Timeline Matthew brings a calm head and a creative brain to the Broadcast Design team.

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Fraser McFadzean
Graphic designer

Fraser is ‘Mr Sport’. He was brought in as a designer in 2013 with a remit of assisting BBC Sport Scotland, and in particular learning Viz Libero - a sports analysis tool. Working with the football pundits, he has formed a trusted understanding with the team for in depth analysis with on-pitch graphics. He’s also established himself as a trusted designer on all our continuous news and sport programmes and regularly works on outside broadcasts and overnight election coverage. His other passion is photography, a skill that he brings to the design department after several years as a professional snapper. He’s documented some key moments for BBC Scotland such as elections, Scottish landmarks and publicity images of live shows and on screen talent.