Ebullient. Disciplined. Free.

I'm a passionate motion designer who creates animations using After Effects and Cinema 4D. I have over eight years of industry experience. I travel full-time living out of a 30L backpack and I'm in the process of visiting every country in the world. If you would like to collaborate on a project then please view my showreel here: www.tierney.tv

Specialties: Adobe Creative Suite, Cinema 4D, Animation, Motion Design, UI Design, Illustration, Graphic/Digital Design, Concept Development.

2015 - current Freelance Motion Designer
2012 - 2014 | Motion Designer @ Barge Creative Media
2010 - 2012 | Graphic Designer @ Platform Expos

2008 - 2010 | Graphic Design BA (Hons) 1:1
2006 - 2008 | Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design
2004 - 2006 | National Diploma in Graphic Design
2003 - 2004 | Intermediate Art & Design

Steven Kennell

Director at Barge Creative Media

"Whilst working with us at Barge, Michael has been a positive personality within the office which brightens up the day without fail. Most importantly however, Michael is dedicated to his craft and has always impressed us with his ability to take on board new skills and to push his own boundaries. We look forward with confidence to what Michael will achieve in his very promising career."


Edd Biddulph 

Developer at Barge Creative Media

"I have worked with Michael for 9 months and while he was already clearly a very able motion designer, during this time I have seen him vastly improve both his creative skills and his professional conduct. He is remarkably hard-working and a delight to work with - always proactive in his work both in the office and out, and always keen to listen to advice. He has consistently produced designs which I find both fresh and inspiring. Besides all of this, I have been most impressed with Michael's attitude to his creative work as he always takes criticism on board and is willing to learn outside of his own disciplines. I would highly recommend Michael to any prospective employer."

Lindsay West

Founder Platform Expos

"Mike's a great guy. We've worked together on the Platform Project for a couple of years and he's always been a great part of the team. As well possessing great talent he's enthusiastic and very hard working. I consider him a good friend as well as a work colleague. I couldn't recommend him more highly."


Hugh Mann Adamson

Managing Director of LTBL Productions

"Mike Tierney, supported us in our production film for the promotion of Platform Expos 2012. An amazingly talented animator, we were given the rights to use his ident for the production. A professional and friend to the end."