Closely following the opening of its US studio in 2019, hybrid animation production company and artist management agency, Jelly, announces its expansion into Europe with a new studio in Hamburg, Germany, following increasing demand from that market.
With roots in Germany, Jelly will now be better able to directly connect their international talent with clients all over Europe – including creative hubs such as Paris, Barcelona, and Amsterdam – offering the same quality craft, creative consultancy, and full-service production.
Supported by illustration and animation from Jelly’s hand-picked roster of talent and fuelled by the desire to build an international creative community, the launch celebrates creativity, love, and friendship, against the backdrop of much-loved European cities. Artworks by Drasik, Eva Cremers, Genie Espinosa, Inès Pagniez, Jordan Robertson, Kaho Yoshida, and Peter Phobia all feature, each with their own backstory.
Owner, Chris Page, comments:
“Jelly’s love for Europe remains undiminished, despite recent political events. We are proud that some of our most valued clients and creative talent are based in Europe and we are looking forward to harnessing Leslie’s considerable talents to help us cement our creative connections with all of our European friends.”
Jelly Europe will be headed up by German-speaking Leslie Ellen Poole; a well-known and trusted producer with nearly 15 years in the industry across creative production and art buying. Her previous agency and production experience includes contracts both in Hamburg and London at Adam&EveDDB, Anomaly, The Corner, Philipp und Keuntje, KNSK, and Kolle Rebbe.
Ensuring the smooth running of projects, Poole will be the first point of contact for clients and work closely with Jelly’s in-house production team throughout. Poole has a long-standing relationship with Jelly, having worked with them as a producer in London, and is well-placed to carry the values and spirit of the company into Europe.
“I would like to make it easier for everyone in the creative industry to work with our international roster of artists. Those clients who might have been hesitant to explore the option of working with artists in the UK, because of currency differences or extra paperwork, no longer need to worry. Now that Jelly is based in Hamburg, we are officially part of the same market and work culture, which makes working together very straightforward.”