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01/04/2014

Our Creative team is growing

Dan

We’re very excited to welcome our newest recruit to the studio team here at GRIN, Dan Silverstone – designer, thinker, space invader and motion graphics extraordinaire. Dan comes to GRIN after working in-house for the public sector with Birmingham Community Safety Partnership alongside a varied freelance motion and graphic design schedule, working for clients such as Sony, Warner Bros, NHS, Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, Millennium Point, West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, Leicester County Council and Birmingham Metropolitan College to name a few! Specialising in a wide range of skills from print-based design (small scale to large format), motion graphics and web design he brings a great set of skills to the studio team. Plus he likes cats…always a bonus.

1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
In a stable in Birmingham

2. WHERE IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Mauritius

3. FAVORITE FOOD?
Too many – I love food. Individual items: Squid or Prawns, mixture: Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi, or Mom’s Lasagne (veg or meat)

4. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer Summer Summer

5. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
I’m not. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

6. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SOUND?
Ok, in the film Oblivion, the drones makes a sound that goes blooooeeeeeepppppp! That. That’s my favourite sound. I think I might replicate it for a motion project.

7. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 3 FILMS?
District 9
Inception aaaaand…
3 Men and a Baby –not really, that’s my 4th favourite.

Dead Man’s Shoes?
Leon?
Oblivion?
Shawshank Redemption?
Saving Private Ryan?
500 Days of Summer?
The Kings of Summer?

Too many.

8. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL TALENTS?
I can fold my ears in on themselves and make them pop out by raising my eyebrows.

9. IF YOU WERE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE?
Emma, the kids (one on the other’s shoulders –it counts) and my PC (providing there’s power and an internet connection)

10. COMPLETE THE SENTENCE: I’M HAPPIEST WHEN…
…it’s Saturday morning and have have a lie-in with my Emma – and then she makes me breakfast.