Jury

Jay Grandin

Partner + Creative Director

Giant Ant

VANCOUVER, CANADA // Jay Grandin is Co-Founder and Creative Director at Giant Ant, a commercial animation and video production studio in Vancouver. 

Jay began his career as an industrial designer at Steelcase, the world’s leading furniture company, before co-founding Giant Ant in 2007. Jay is responsible for the creative output of the studio's animated work, overseeing and participating in all aspects of the pre-production and production process from script writing to animation. 

Giant Ant has been a winner of advertising accolades including the Art Director's Club and Clios, and many animation awards including Motionographer's Motion Awards and Agency of the Year at the Bass Awards.   

Jay sees himself as an advocate for work culture and ethics in the creative industry and is proud that Giant Ant has twice been named to a list of the 50 Companies Creatives Would 'Kill to Work for Full Time', alongside Pixar, Google and NASA.