Julia Deakin

Animation / Creative Director specializing in 2D illustrative motion work, with a special love for well-crafted, emotionally-driven storytelling.

She’s a Toronto industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in animation, motion design and VFX.

An empath to the core, Julia’s most beloved pursuits are ones that engage and inspire people to act in compassionate ways. Her work for the Canadian charity Together Project — which connects refugee newcomers and Canadians to build stronger, more integrated communities — remains her most passionate self-initiated project to date.

A hallmark of Julia’s work is whimsical character-driven films that distil emotional concepts down to their visual essence. When she’s not obsessively honing this craft, you can find her in her back laneway, guerrilla gardening with her kids and neighbours with the aim of building community and creating a welcoming gathering place for all.

Royal Canadian Mint | United Nations

QuikTrip | New Reasons

Glorious Sons | War On Everything