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 rebrands, 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 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, Google, Nvidia, FOX, Apple, Netflix, Adidas, Nissan, Sony, Toyota, BBC, Activision, Paramount Pictures, Land Rover, Swatch, BT Sports, Premiere League, 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