Steve’s work is firmly grounded in character, humour and craft. Graduating from the Royal College of Art back in 1995, Steve’s graduation film was nominated for the 'Best Animated Film’ BAFTA® and his first film won the BFI Award for ‘Best Animation’ in the same year.
Joining Aardman in 1999, he has directed high-profile campaigns for the Department of Health’s ‘Change4Life’ initiative, DFS furniture (UK), Swedbank (Sweden) and MYER (Australia) to name a few.
In 2016 Steve became Creative Director for Aardman’s Commercials and Short Form division and is responsible for the creative direction of this area of the studio’s output.
His most recent projects include ‘The Bear and the Squirrel’, a 4D cinema experience for Efteling in The Netherlands - Aardman's first major piece of original content for the theme-park market - and Shaun the Sheep BBC One Christmas idents.
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Helen ArgoExecutive Producer - Commercials & Short Form
Helen is responsible for the studio’s Commercials and Short Form productions, creating animated and digital content for advertising agencies, third party brands as well as Aardman’s own IP. Most recently she has produced The Bear and the Squirrel - a 4D film for Efteling, and stop motion musical short Robin Robin for Netflix.
Steve Harding-HillCreative Director
Steve became Creative Director for Aardman’s Commercials and Short Form division in 2016 and is responsible for the creative direction of the studios partner content productions.