When it comes to the world of animation, there are few names besides perhaps Disney and Pixar that speak as loudly as Aardman. As rare bastions of the animated arts, you know that anyone associated with the Academy Award-winning animation studio has to have something rather special about them. That much is certainly true of the man who also goes by the name Jam Factory; a pseudonym he's now been using for 20 years.
Gavin Strange is a passionate and endlessly creative individual with his jammy fingers in many pies. By day he might be a director and designer for Aardman, but by night he's everything from an accomplished keynote speaker and author, to an actor, filmmaker and toy designer.
We spoke to Gavin some time ago and, given what an interesting year it's been for everyone (to put it politely), we wanted to catch up with him and see how the last 12 months have affected such a uniquely creative mind.