About me

Hello! I'm Nicola Gastaldi, London based motion designer and animation director.

Currently working at Google Creative Lab, I'm proud to be also part of the directors roster at Unit9. I'm also a lecturer at UAL and mentor at Created Academy.

With more than 15 years experience, I've been lucky to work with some great people and friends at MPC, Ogilvy, Jack Morton, Universal Everything, Mother Design, Smoke & Mirrors.

I have proudly received two Vimeo Staff Picks, the Excellence Award by Gif Magazine, I've been part of teams that won Yellow Pencils at D&AD, Cannes Lions, FWA awards and UKMVAs awards. Some my projects have been exhibited around the world and at the Design Museum in London.


3D Animation, 3D Design, 3D Modeling, Animation, Brain storming, Composing, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Project Design, projection mapping, Storyboarding

Sector Experience

Animation, Arts, Audio / Visual, CGI / 3D, commercials


Cannes Lions - Gold, D&AD Award - Yellow Pencil/White pencil, FWA - Favourite Website Award, The Gifs Excellence Award, UK Music Video Award


Anomaly, DDB Chicago, DDB Sydney, Google, Ogilvy & Mather NY, Smoke & Mirrors, Starling Bank

Currently No Recommendations
Annual 2017 WinnerGastaLoopsAnimation
Top 25 Motion Graphics Designer Project featured:GastaLoops
on 24th January 2017
Project featured:FinishLine #ShoeSoFresh
on 26th January 2017
Project featured:The Candy Canes Factory
on 1st February 2017
Project featured:Celebrating IBM patents with 6 animated GIFs
on 16th February 2017
Project featured:Head and shoulders - Leftfield
on 21st February 2017
Project featured:Source Branding
on 28th February 2017
Project featured:B Bank – Clydesdale
on 23rd March 2017
Project featured:MotoZ Mods: Projector and Camera
on 14th July 2017
Project featured:Out of the Loop
on 3rd August 2017
Project featured:Virgin Future Visions
on 26th October 2017
Project featured:Stranded on a Pattern
on 2nd February 2018
Project featured:Playgrounds
on 30th April 2018
Project featured:Dive In - An illustrated story
on 17th July 2018
Project featured:Marcus Grimm - Wild
on 30th November 2018
Project featured:Starling x Sibos19
on 10th April 2021
Project featured:Google Earth Timelapse
on 15th July 2021
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Skill Level
Senior, Director
English, Italian
Creativepool member since 14 December 2016