About Us

 
 
 

Studio Liddell was founded in Manchester UK, in 1996 by Ian Liddell, Jon Liddell, and Andrew Jones. We now have two offices in Manchester-Salford employing over 70 people and have expanded from creating imagery for advertising to developing and producing entire children’s TV shows, technical animation, Apps, and Virtual & Augmented Reality.

Creativity is key at Studio Liddell and we have developed our technology to allow us to concentrate on designing the best content. To this end we have created a multi-platform orientated pipeline where we can take elements created for animation and stills and use them in immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality applications.

We are a fully inclusive employer and work with people of all backgrounds, genders, races, and disabilities. Our diverse team is drawn from many ages and different walks of life and is reflected in the range of our work.

Community interaction is part of our heritage, we are on the board of the Manimation animation conference, speak at conferences and student events/universities, and take an active part in creative & tech community events in Greater Manchester, including Gameopolis, VRMCR, Northern Soho, and more.

We’re proud supporters of the Northern Powerhouse project and a leading member of the PACT trade organisation. We often represent the UK on official government trade missions all around the world such as China, San Francisco, MIPCOM in Cannes etc and often write about it on our blog.

 
 

Who We Are

 
Andrew Jones, Founder, Executive Creative Director Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the media sector and co-founded Studio Liddell in 1996 with Ian & Jon Liddell. Developing CGI animation has always been a passion and Andrew was key to winning the Big Chip international award for the CBBC’s ‘BugBears’ website. In addition to his role as Executive Creative Director of Studio Liddell, Andrew oversees the Attractions business where he has led major projects for our clients.

Andrew Jones, Founder, Executive Creative Director

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in the media sector and co-founded Studio Liddell in 1996 with Ian & Jon Liddell. Developing CGI animation has always been a passion and Andrew was key to winning the Big Chip international award for the CBBC’s ‘BugBears’ website. In addition to his role as Executive Creative Director of Studio Liddell, Andrew oversees the Attractions business where he has led major projects for our clients.

Ian Liddell, Founder, CEO Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry forming 'Studio Liddell’ as a freelance illustration venture 2 years after graduating from the exceptional Technical Illustration course at Blackpool & Fylde college. Having a clear vision and direction for the company since the beginning, Ian has overseen the growth of the studio, from a sole trader to becoming one of the UK’s leading companies in the production of creative content.

Ian Liddell, Founder, CEO

Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry forming 'Studio Liddell’ as a freelance illustration venture 2 years after graduating from the exceptional Technical Illustration course at Blackpool & Fylde college.

Having a clear vision and direction for the company since the beginning, Ian has overseen the growth of the studio, from a sole trader to becoming one of the UK’s leading companies in the production of creative content.

Jon Liddell, Founder, Executive Creative Director Fascinated with images, Jon studied Technical & Scientific Illustration at college and developed his craft by working as a freelancer before co-founding Studio Liddell. Jon heads up the Advertising sector of the business, drawing on his many years of experience and contacts across the industry to deliver the stunning content for which Studio Liddell is synonymous.

Jon Liddell, Founder, Executive Creative Director

Fascinated with images, Jon studied Technical & Scientific Illustration at college and developed his craft by working as a freelancer before co-founding Studio Liddell. Jon heads up the Advertising sector of the business, drawing on his many years of experience and contacts across the industry to deliver the stunning content for which Studio Liddell is synonymous.

 

Our Clients

 
 
 

Manchester Central

 
 

Media City