James Digby Jones

Executive Creative Director - Saddington Baynes

In his role as Executive Creative Director, James is the driving force behind production at Saddington Baynes, and has been part of the studio for over 20 years.

James’ work revolves around creating sensational stills and extraordinary animations with measurable impact for brand clients… bringing the latest technology and that extra bit of magic into a brief.

Saddington Baynes is a leading creative production studio that delivers premium images, visual effects and animation for the advertising industry. For over 20 years, the company’s mission has been to create emotionally engaging imagery that inspires brand devotion, with a focus on delivering fully integrated productions for clients in the UK, USA and Europe. Recent projects include multi-award winning work for Honda, Jo Malone London, Panerai, Nio, Olay, Gaggenau and many more.

Inspiration & Innovation: Getting here and what’s next?

Self-initiated learning is encouraged and expected in the CG industry – this is true for the biggest blockbuster studios, all the way down to independent artists. You are very much in control of how fast and how far you develop, whether in the capacity of cinematic director, VFX supervisor, compositor or another essential role. But how can we keep evolving in the competitive creative landscape? Saddington Baynes takes you through best practice for R&D, team management, previs, shoot setup and pipeline development, enabling artists to attain hands-on technical discipline.

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Anders Langlands

Anders Langlands

Theo Jones, Nathan Walster and Manne Öhrström

Theo Jones, Nathan Walster and Manne Öhrström

Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Mark Flanagan

Mark Flanagan

Alex Webster

Alex Webster

Bianca Cirdei

Bianca Cirdei

Tom Minor

Tom Minor

William Stocks

William Stocks

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Brenda Ximena Roldan-Romero

Oliver Gingrich

Oliver Gingrich

Maria Almena

Maria Almena

Tom Morledge

Tom Morledge

Kevin McDowell

Kevin McDowell

Matt Carroll

Matt Carroll

Ben Radcliffe

Ben Radcliffe

Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

Usman Riaz & Jeff Wexler

Georgina Hurcombe

Georgina Hurcombe

Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

Ian Fellows & Craig Tonks

Shelley Page

Shelley Page

Ross Burgess

Ross Burgess

Chris Drew & Tom Box

Chris Drew & Tom Box