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Kooji Creative is a digital design studio and online shop. We offer a range of services across print, web and mobile. Plus, if you fancy owning some original Kooji illustrated merchandise we also have a variety of products ranging from clothing, homeware, stationery and canvas prints. Take a look around and please get in touch if you have any questions.

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dot:north

Centered on the major cities of the M62 corridor: Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle dot:north provides a platform for the region’s startup culture, social media, R&D, academia, digital arts, design, biotech and videogames industries. The website is intended to… Continue Reading →

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I Want My Kooji TV

The Kooji TV YouTube channel was set up to share video, animation and motion graphics projects with the online community. To raise awareness and to attract new subscribers, Katherine designed this flyer. She created the 1950s style TV in Illustrator… Continue Reading →

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Le Theatre de quantempus

Katherine’s personal portfolio ‘Le Theatre de quantempus’ was used to demonstrate not only her ability in traditional art but also her expertise in digital design. The toy theatre style interface housed all her creative collaborations, quirky experiments and a selection… Continue Reading →

Mole Warfare

In order to demonstrate the mobile app design services at Media Wow, Johnny began developing ideas for this simple and addictive game. With the working title ‘Bomb-a-mole’, the concept was simple. The player must set their bomb fuse length then… Continue Reading →

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Coins & Nooses

To begin promoting the feature film, ‘The Last Coiner’ even before production has begun, Duchy Parade Films required a movie website and sponsorship game: www.thelastcoinermovie.com For the sponsorship game we developed a snakes and ladders style board game using Actionscript… Continue Reading →

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Coily Cod

The evolution of sea life according to Kooji! Sure the contents of the sea are already pretty amazing to look at but we still like to mix things up a little. Confusing predators with it’s swirly shape and protecting itself… Continue Reading →

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My Teen Pony

Ever wondered what happens to little ponies when they reach their teens? Well wonder no more with this sassy, moody teen pony top! View items

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Trumpet Cleaner

Back when Flash was still popular, Johnny created this fully interactive portfolio ‘experience’. His old personal portfolio was built entirely in Flash, using Actionscript 3 to create a very unique viewing experience: trumpetcleaner.jnfg.co.uk A Blackpool bar-room scene was the setting… Continue Reading →

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Firey Blast

Feed your nostalgia for the Blackpool Illuminations whilst simultaneously impressing your friends with this art nouveau influenced piece of fine art! View items

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Mermaid

Inspired by both Mucha and the Blackpool Illuminations, this illustrated mermaid makes any item look unique and beautiful. View items

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Wabbit Hugs

Spread the love with this cute bouncing bunny. Look out, incoming hugs!! View items

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Fat Cat

He’s a cheeky chappy, with a gob full of canary feathers, although he wouldn’t admit that’s what they are! With this design we went for a nice friendly hand-drawn style. View items

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Feeling Light Headed?

Yay! Now the ‘Feeling Light Headed?’ range is available to buy! View items

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Summer Prom Fairy

Forget the Sugar Plum Fairy this is the Summer Prom Fairy! She can usually be found hiding at the bottom of the garden (playing with daisies) but posed long enough for the creation of this design! View items

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Sugar Shine Planet

We were commissioned to design and illustrate a cover for the children’s book ‘Sugar Shine Planet’ written by Carol Bartholomew. The stories follow the adventures of a group of magical ponies and their friends on a world above the skies… Continue Reading →

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Carmina Burana

This design is inspired by Carl Orff’s musical composition ‘Carmina Burana’ and is based on the Wheel of Fortune which was used on the cover of the score. The lyrics were derived from a mediaeval collection of poems, with the… Continue Reading →

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Pixel Forest

A pixel art piece from Kooji Creative depicting a lonesome tree enjoying the open space on your body. Go on, adopt a computer game tree today! Work getting stressful? Then hide yourself in your own personal pixel forest. There’s no… Continue Reading →

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We Like Short Shorts

Get this cheeky companion for your Samsung S4, and protect your phone in style. Or show your love for short shorts with the We Like Short Shorts clothing range or other items. View items

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Back To School!

Make those school summer holidays pass more easily with our celebration of that ‘Back To School’ advertising which sends shivers down children’s spines every year! Yes this exclusive artwork from Kooji Creative will remind those pesky kids of their impending… Continue Reading →

TrumpetCleaner Ident

For my first animated ident I wanted to bring together several kinds of media into a single, flowing sequence. To achieve this I used Combustion which allowed for a sense of depth using it’s 3D layers and camera. This sequence… Continue Reading →

Kooji Creative Showreel

What did you dream about last night? As part of our promotional work for Kooji Creative, we produced this showreel to be displayed on the BBC Bigscreen in Millennium Square, Leeds (Yorkshire, UK). It brings together our most experimental and… Continue Reading →

Binary Pests

This animated logo was for my final year University project group, Binary Pests. My aim was to create a playful, MTV feel for the project. Each of the four members of the group were recreated in pixel art style whilst… Continue Reading →

Life’s Arrow

This short animation was submitted to the Northern Design competition and includes artwork from several of my digital illustrations (see the Illustration section on my portfolio: www.quantempus.co.uk). Using Discreet’s Combustion to create the sequence allowed me to explore my 2D… Continue Reading →

Major Tom

Using David Bowie’s song ‘Space Oddity’ as inspiration I created this hand-drawn animation using tracing paper, a sheet of glass, an analogue camera all brought together on an old S-VHS editing deck. At five frames per second and over five… Continue Reading →

Flight of The Hands

This was my first ever stop-motion animation and was produced during my foundation course at Leeds College of Art in 1997. To this day I’m still not sure where the idea came from but I had great fun watching my… Continue Reading →

Catching Faeries

This video was made for my first interactive CD-ROM which was a tribute to one of my favourite illustrators, Brian Froud, who has worked on the films Labyrinth and Dark Crystal. This is my impression of the character in his… Continue Reading →

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Desiderata

This is a collaborative piece produced for the Underground Art School as part of their ‘Art & Fear’ issue: A celebration of affirmation type. We chose to make a tribute to Max Ehrmann’s poem ‘Desiderata’ (Latin for ‘Things to be… Continue Reading →

MTV International

Studio Baum called upon Johnny’s motion graphics skills to produce an intro sequence for MTV International. The full video was aimed at big companies and well known brands to showcase the benefits of advertising through MTV’s world wide program. The… Continue Reading →

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Learning Your ABCs

Rachael Anilyse of Underground Art School magazine was a big fan of ‘zine’ collaborations and for the “Simplicity” issue we stepped in with our unconventional alphabet. We crafted a series of letters using light-hearted illustrations in the style of a… Continue Reading →

The Last Coiner

To help generate funding for a feature film project, “The Last Coiner”, Peter Kershaw from Duchy Parade Films produced a ‘making-of’ documentary. Kooji was called upon to create several animated sequences for the video which was showcased at several film… Continue Reading →

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