Jay Sillence

Jay Sillence

Artistic Director

  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Jay has been working in commercial video production since 2010, leading teams in such media companies as Soundsphere Magazine and The Creative Condition and has acted as Artistic Director of InkBlot Films since 2014. 

Specialising in all aspects of video production, Jay's skills as director and producer come in handy during project managing situations. Thriving on practical situations as camera operator, editor, storyboard artist and 2D/ stop-frame animator allow him to get hands on with all aspects of the video production process.

Jay was trained by Aardman animators and specialises in Stop-Frame and 2D Digital animation, producing content for such clients as Kate Rusby, Legend Leisure Services and Visit York Tourism. His background as an artist and illustrator blend seamlessly with storyboarding, creating animatics for many commercial projects as well as aiding an artistic eye for visual storytelling which is integral to the medium of film.

Work History

Artistic Director - InkBlot Films

Jun 2014 - Present

Video Journalist - Soundsphere Magazine

Jan 2011 - Apr 2015

Video Producer - The Creative Condition

Feb 2011 - Jun 2014

Media Mentor - KhaoZ Media

Oct 2010 - Mar 2012


Animation - BA Hons - University Of Central Lancashire

Sep 2003 - Jul 2005

Film & TV Design - HND - North East Wales Institute

Sep 2001 - Jul 2003

Performing Arts - Technical Theatre - BTEC - York College

Sep 1999 - Jul 2001

Art & Design - ND - York College

Sep 1998 - Jul 1999


  • 2D Animation
  • Animation Director
  • basic filming and editing
  • Video Editing
  • 2D Digital/3D/Stop Motion Animation (Character + Effects)
  • After Effects Animation
  • Camera Operating
  • Camera Operator
  • Cinematographer
  • Digital Editing
  • Director
  • Editing
  • Editor
  • Project Management
  • Storyboard
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Storyboarding
  • Storyboards