Jun Iwakawa

Designer, Animator & Director

Our motion graphics guru as well as a seasoned animation director, Jun is adorned with much accolades from the press and festival circuit.  Nominated for Best Motion Graphics and Best Short Film at the biennial British Animation Awards 2014, for his short film, 'Handle With Care', his second film also won a coveted Vimeo staff pick and became part of the Stash Media catalogue. 

His 2010 directorial debut 'Paper Daydream' was received with great applause, shown at many festivals including Cutout, Animation Block Party (winning best original design), DC Independant Film Festival ( winning best animation), London Short Film Festival and Encounter's 2010 Official Selection to name a few.

Jun's work is highly detailed and very precise.  His animation and motion graphics sublimely mix sharp, vibrant movement with intricate elements interspersed with a variety of mixed media and often a splash of humour to top it off.

Clients include:
Nike | Metallica | AKQA | BBC | Hewlett Packard | Cartoon Network | NBC Universal | Syfy | Hi-Tec | Ericsson | Shell | Nokia | Sky Sports | MTV | Channel 4 | Fat Cat Records | Fiat | Red Bee Media

Handle With Care

Handle With Care

Watch Jun's awarding winning, Vimeo staff picked, BAA nominated film about parenthood here...

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Handle With Care

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Handle With Care

Quick lesson 08: Transport

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Handle With Care

Quick lesson 04: PooWee

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Handle With Care

Quick lesson 06: Clothing

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Handle With Care Poster

Handle With Care Poster

Jun's award winning short was supported with all manor of social media paraphernalia. This is the official poster.

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The Tech In Hi-Tec

The Tech In Hi-Tec

A series of 4 animated films for Hi-Tec Sports, each illustrating key technologies used in the manufacture of their footwear. These films were commissioned for use in Trade Show Exhibitions, In-store and online use.

Full credits on Vimeo page

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Paper Daydream

Paper Daydream

Jun's first animated short about a draftsman who finds his focus on work drifting and with it, his imagination. Soon, the page becomes a cinema screen for his meandering thoughts which are realised before our very eyes.

Full credits on Vimeo page

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Haushka - Radar

Haushka - Radar

Jun designed and animated this mesmerizing official music video from the 'Salon Des Amateurs (Remixes)' album.

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CN Big Show Title Sequence

CN Big Show Title Sequence

Jun created this dynamic intro for a dynamic fast paced CN game show.

Full credits on Vimeo page

The Sum Of My Efforts

The Sum Of My Efforts

Jun's fitting parody of what goes into our creations...

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