Molly Okell

Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation, UCA Canterbury

Academic, School of Fine Art | Photography and Visual Communication

Molly Okell is a Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation course at UCA Canterbury.

On graduating from Camberwell College of Art (BA Hons Illustration) and the Royal College of Art (MA Animation) Molly won the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprise and set up a company with two other animators.

They were immediately signed up to Nexus where they completed a number of commissions for bands including the U2 Pop Mart Tour and Radiohead alongside animation shorts for onedotzero and the ICA.

Molly then moved into live action directing initially working as a freelance director for EMAP and then full time at Channel 4 directing and producing over 500 band promos, sponsorship bumpers, idents and brand ads for a wide range of clients including Rimmel London, Ford, Virgin Media and Coca-Cola as well as major record labels Universal, Sony BMG and Warner Music.

She was promoted to Head of Commercial Content for Channel 4’s 4Music while continuing with her own art practice which evolved to include sculpture and printmaking.

An award winning printmaker she regularly exhibits her prints alongside her sculptures and has taken on a number of public and private sculpture commissions. 

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