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Tracks and Layers

MEET THE TEAM

MIKE PETTYT

MIKE PETTYT

Mike is our founder and hype man, leading the future of the studio and keeping us on the right track. He’s also our main creative catalyst, transforming bare-bones ideas into dazzling projects. And he loves working closely with our clients early in the process to establish the direction for the project - it always results in better outcomes.

Founder/Head of Creative

MIKE PETTYT
GREG NORTON

GREG NORTON

Greg is happiest when watching the latest superhero film, on the hunt for mind-boggling VFX and CGI to inspire his work. He’s also the main reason nobody in the office ever complains of back pain, advocating a healthy lifestyle and good posture at any opportunity. To his kids, he’s a skateboarding, music-making extraordinaire. To us, he’s a VFX and motion master.

Senior Motion Designer

GREG NORTON
YOUR NAME HERE

YOUR NAME HERE

You could become part of our team or join our trusted network of freelancers. Get in touch dropping us an email at info@tracksandlayers.com

Your Dream Role

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Tracks and Layers

Our Story

Tracks and Layers was founded in 2014 by Mike Pettyt. With an impressive network accumulated from his past roles, including a BBC staff position and many exciting freelance opportunities, Mike set out to build a motion graphics and animation studio in Manchester bursting with talent, expertise and personality. 

 

At the same time, Mike wanted to establish a blossoming community of creatives, developing a space where talented people from all backgrounds could learn from each other, access life-changing opportunities, and share the joy of following their passions.

Tracks and Layers

Step into our studio and you’ll find a growing creative team of gifted motion graphics artists and animators. Plus, Tracks and Layers clients benefit from our large network of talented and diverse freelancers, boosting our capabilities. 

 

We work collaboratively - each project benefits from a melting pot of different perspectives, drivers and skills. Supreme creative output always results in original content that generates excitement and intrigue. While our ethos of keeping the team healthy enables consistently high-quality work from people whose enthusiasm to their craft never wavers. 

 

If there’s one characteristic that defines all of us, it’s our love of solving tough challenges. Your creative and technical problems are our inspiration - we get a kick out of experimenting with new technology and techniques to bring your wildest ideas to life. And we have the experience and know-how to solve the impossible  - no challenge is too big or complex.

THE VALUES THAT DRIVE US

Our values aren’t just a list of vague corporate promises stuck on the studio wall. They’re the principles that guide us every day, defining who we are and where we’re going.

Challenging

CONVENTIONS

Can we take things a step further? This question is always on our minds -  answering it is how we deliver our best work. Plus, we’re obsessed with discovering new approaches that can help us push creative boundaries. We achieve the inconceivable for our clients and have fun in the process. It’s a win-win. 

Open to

COLLABORATION

We appreciate new voices and have worked hard to create an environment where people feel heard and appreciated. Harnessing our trusted network of freelancers also means projects benefit from fresh perspectives and new techniques. If there’s something we can’t do in-house, we bring in the talent to expand our capabilities.

Removing

FRICTION

Unnecessary obstacles that disrupt the creative process are frustrating for everyone. So, we frequently review the way we work and invest in new tools designed to remove friction. Seamless collaboration that feels satisfying - this is the Tracks and Layers experience.

Always

LEARNING

Never content with resting on our laurels, we’re always on the hunt for new knowledge. Investing in training tailored to each individual ensures we can keep on expanding our skills, enabling growth. On the flip side, we also create equal learning opportunities for people from all backgrounds, encouraging diversity in the creative industry.  Check out our blog to find out more about what we've been learning recently

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HEALTHY TEAM

Good health promotes happiness. As such, we’ve embraced a four-day working week to help our team members maintain balance in their lives. We’ve also adopted ergonomic workstations, including standing desks, and every employee is entitled to private medical insurance.

Delight and surprise your audience with captivating motion graphics and animation for your next cutting-edge production...

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