Director — Motion Designer


b. 1986, HK.

I'm Miguel Rato, a Freelance Motion Designer — Director, currently based in London

Main tools of trade: After Effects, Cinema 4D (Octane + Redshift), Photoshop, illustrator


During my time in the industry I have worked on commercial re-brands, such as Premiere League, BT Sports, FOX, History Channel, and Sony Movies, to name a few. I have also worked on numerous video games, having Directed and Designed Cinematics for Electronic Arts - Need For Speed, Crisis 3, and Activision - Call of Duty. I also worked on advertising campaigns for names like Nike, Google, Apple, Nissan, Adidas, Nvidia, Toyota, Land Rover, Jaguar, Swatch. And have also had the opportunity to work on UI Designs / Animation for Netflix Series Black Mirror, and also on a few Hollywood Blockbusters such as Spider-Man: Far From Home, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Mission Impossible: Fallout.

I am available for 3D/2D Animation and Design Projects, always looking for fun projects to work on.

Clients include: 

Electronic Arts, NIKE, Marvel, Google, Nvidia, FOX, Apple, Netflix, Adidas, Nissan, Sony, Toyota, BBC, Activision, Paramount Pictures, Land Rover, Swatch, BT Sports, Premiere League.

BUCK, FutureDeluxe, GoldenWolf, Hornet, Weareseventeen, Territory Studio, AKQA, R/GA, Axis Animation.

Game Projects: 

EA, Need for Speed (2017) (Creative Direction / Lead Motion Designer) 
EA, Need for Speed (2015) (Creative Direction / Lead Motion Designer)
GREY GOO in Game MGFX Cinematics (Lead Motion Designer)
GREY GOO Launch Trailer (Lead Motion Graphics)
EA, Need For Speed: Rivals (Director / Lead Motion Designer)
EA, Crysis 3 (Cinematics)
Activision, Call of Duty (Cinematics)

Have a project that you would like to discuss?

+44 (0) 7746 150 327

Work Featured in:

Behance (Lightroom - Creative Tools)
Behance (Motion - Curated Gallery)
Behance (After Effects - Creative Tools)
Behance (Best of Behance)
Computer Arts Magazine
Stash Media
National Geographic
Business Insider
Creative Bloq
FWA Photo of The Day
The Telegraph