When a new job comes in to the Silver studio everybody waits in anticipation to find out who will get the chance to work on it. If you are given the opportunity to be part of the project there is always an overwhelming feeling of excitement.

As soon as I get to work I will often use the first 5 minutes to go straight to websites I’ve usually been looking at the night before. Vimeo, Behance, Motionographer to name a few. Any site that helps me gain inspiration from other creatives, whilst sharing the exciting work we have been doing at Silver. It only takes one intricate illustration, an amazing title sequence or quirky GIF to motivate me for that day or a particular project I am working on.

As soon as I read the brief I automatically become immersed in the task at hand. My mind goes into overdrive thinking of different ideas. It feels like a mad rush trying to get these thoughts from my mind and onto paper while they are fresh.

Once the plans are in place, the animation/ editing can start happening. This is always an exciting moment for me. This is the part where I can begin crafting the piece of creative work. It is no longer just a job (if it ever was). It is now a big part of my life for the next few days/ weeks/ months until it is proudly handed over to the client. My thoughts about the project won’t automatically switch off when I leave the building. I can often be guilty of my mind wandering to the work I am creating, whilst at home. I then face the battle of resisting opening my laptop to experiment with ideas I have.

When I finally hand over the piece of work to the client or one of the Account Managers at Silver the only way I want to feel is proud. If I don’t feel proud of the work I have produced it means it was just a job. Something that I created in the easiest way possible that was merely satisfactory enough to give to the client.

This is not an option at Silver and will never happen. Because here a job is never just a job.

Rosie Phillpot is one of the video generation’s rising stars and is a hugely valued, super creative and incredibly effective part of the Silver motion graphics division.