BAFTA Guru is BAFTA’s content hub for career starters packed full of inspirational videos, podcasts and interviews, providing a platform for budding talent in TV, Film and Gaming to get advice, inspiration and guidance from those at the very top of those industries. An extensive and excellently curated selection of video interviews with the great and the good await the keen creative on the BAFTA Guru website. And in addition to the expert insight, there are feature articles and listings of job, funding and training opportunities.

[ Agency: AKQA London • Art Direction: João Oliveira • Design: João Oliveira • Creative Direction: Paul Ostryzniuk ]

João Oliveira Onrepeat Studio

João Oliveira is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator from Porto / Portugal, specialized in the creation of out this world visuals and 3D typography. He is passionate for typography and neon lights. In 2008 he founded Onrepeat Studio and started to get recognized for his typographic projects, creating bespoke typography, 3D typography and typefaces. Over the years he’s had the pleasure to work with brands such as Coca-Cola, Nike, Kiss TV, Vodafone, Optimus and TMN, among others. He’s also been featured in various print and digital publications such as Computer Arts Magazine, iDN Magazine, Advanced Photoshop magazine and books such as “Color Matters“. Creative Bloq also listed him as one of the “20 Brilliant Young Designers to Watch in 2013“.

Briefing

BAFTA Guru shares BAFTA’s core goal of enabling talent in the moving art industries. Where BAFTA formally ‘endowes accolades’ BAFTA Guru provides advice that propels careers and navigates roadblocks with a playful ‘what if’ attitude. A task to create consistency evolved into a reimagining of the BAFTA Guru branding. A flexible identity that establishes the brand as a leader in supporting young moving art talent between 18–35 years old in the early stages of their careers in Film, TV and Games.

Problem

How to rebrand a vast platform, consisting by 12 different creative categories, and maintain a cohesive and coherent brand across the platform, while keeping each category distinct and clear from the other categories?

Solution

The four-character name GURU becomes a showcase space for inspiration and creativity. Populated by work created by BAFTA Guru’s network of ambassadors and advocates, the identity is effortlessly applicable to print and digital executions.

A flexible identity system that becomes a showcase for inspiration and creativity. A dynamic toolkit that comes to life through the work of BAFTA Guru’s roster of ambassadors and advocates. A system filled with colour, pattern and motion, anchored by a self-dividing grid and endless possibilities and adaptable to any content. Energetic and flexible, the identity defines the BAFTA Guru as an icon for moving art creativity and talent enablement.

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