ABOUT / BIO

 

Contact. mustashrik.mahbub@gmail.com

  • For general business enquiries and direct contact.
  • For internships, placements and assistant roles feel free to enquire

A CREATOR, AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER.

Mustashrik cut his teeth as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Concept Artist, Character Designer, and Animation Director, working with the international media-markets top production companies and advertising agencies before launching his career as a solo Director. Soon after the transition he co-created one of 2011’s most talked about commercials for Muller called “Wunderful Stuff”. Continuing to impress with his attention to detail and intense directorial vision, he has directed for clients including Louis Vuitton (a short film scored by Gustavo Santaolalla), Chloe, NOS Energy, Michael Kors, an award winning campaign film for Girl Effect, and live-multi screen visual performances for musician Ed Sheeran. Since then he has been featured in Shots Magazine, Art Review, D&AD and Bloomsberg News for his creative work. His animations have been nominated at various international film festivals including Official Selection at Annecy and his original graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar has been awarded as one of the top Young Adult Fiction books published since 2000 by The American Library Association. Mustashrik recently for his Girl Effect film, “Invisible Barriers” won a Bronze Award for Best International Animation at Kinsale 2016, within the International Film Craft category for Cinema, TV and Online. Supporting this on an educational level, Mustashrik has been an early advocate and champion of Animation and Character Design, holding Workshops, Talks and Seminars on behalf and commission by The British Council around the globe – as an example in the UK, Spain, and South Africa.

At an entrepreneurial breadth, he has climbed mountains, namely Mount Kilimanjaro, to create artwork at it’s peaks for the charity organisation, Reporters Without Borders after being sold off to the highest bidder at auction – Founded a beverage brand, has acted as Creative Director and Consultant for restaurants, artisan drinks and winemakers internationally.

Within the core of all this activity however, Mustashrik’s true passion will always remain with the age old tradition of Storytelling through whichever medium is best for it – Books, Film or Animation.

 

 

AWARDS

*Kinsale 2016 – Bronze, Best Animation in International Film Craft

*Annecy  2016 – Official Selection in Commissioned Films

*American Library Association – Top 1000 YA Book(s) published since 2001

FILM & ANIMATION WORK

Director & Animator – Ed Sheeran | Official 2017 “What Do I Know?” Divide World Tour Visuals

Director & Producer – Ed Sheeran | Official 2017 “Castle On The Hill” live performance short/ animated film

Director & Producer – Jaguar Skills feat Wide Awake “Fly” music video

Director – AT&T presents Public Records “Jasmine’s Story” Fighting For You

Director, Designer & Animator – GirlEffect.org film “Invisible Barriers” short film

Director, Producer & Illustrator – Autoglym film and packaging relaunch “Gift Collection”

Director & Producer – 350.org ‘Redlines’ film

Director, Producer & Animator – Ed Sheeran ‘One’ live music-visuals

Director, Producer & Designer – Michael Kors’ Mothers Day #whatshewants clip.

Director, Designer – NOS Energy Drink ‘Days To Live’ brand film

Director, Producer & Illustrator – Chloé Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Teaser

Director, Designer and Animator – Louis Vuitton’s ‘Lunar New Year video’ 2014

Director – Adidas NEO “#divein” campaign sting

Director – Khaled feat REDONE “C’est La Vie” international music video

Director – Ladyhawke ‘Anxiety’ album teaser

Co-Director, Animation Director and Designer – Muller ‘Wunderful Stuff’

Director – Punks Jump Up ‘Blockhead’ music video

Artist and Protagonist – Heineken ‘The Legendary Posters’

EVENTS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

The ICA London

UK The Sir John Soanes Museum

London, UK Fairgrounds

LDN/The Indytute, London

UK Open Book, Comics & Literature Festival, Cape Town, South Africa

Murcia Manga & Comics Festival. Spain

Shakespeare In Shoreditch East London Word Festival Shoredich, London, UK

EXHIBITIONS & SHOWS

Pictoplasma x Xanadu, Berlin, Germany

Art Sells, Cannes, France

The Truman Brewery, London, UK

The Japanese Embassy, London, UK

Heineken’s Legendary Posters Exhibition – Stedlijk Museum, Netherlands

 

 

 

 

 

CLIENTS

AT&T

Chloé

Ed Sheeran

Louis Vuitton

Michael Kors

Stella Artois

Art Review

Girl Effect

Autoglym

Coca-Cola

Diet Coke

Heineken

Absolut

350.org

Muller

NOS

Innocent Drinks

The British Fashion Council

The Department For Transport (UK)

PRESS, FEATURES & INTERVIEWS

D&AD

YCN.org

VICE News US

Campaign Live

Bloomsberg News

VICE / CREATORS Projects

Animation Magazine

Shots Magazine

Art Review

The Stable

NOTABLE PUBLICATION(S)

MetroMedia/Self Made Hero/Abrams

AD-LAND / FRIENDS

BETC Paris

BETC London

SID LEE New York

SID LEE Amsterdam

W&K Amsterdam

Saatchi & Saatchi

Mother London

Lucky Generals

Iris Worldwide

Mother NYC

BBH London

Havas

TESTIMONIALS & QUOTATIONS

“In line with romance, love, fairy tales, heroes and heroines, great adventures are amongst the main sources of inspiration of London based artist and film director, Mustashrik Mahbub. His travel background and talented illustrations of horses naturally brought Louis Vuitton to collaborate with him on this occasion”.

– Louis Vuitton

Vuitton”I am a big fan. Talent first came to my attention with Manga Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Amazing stuff.”

– Miles Millar, Writer & Creator of CW’s Smallville, MTV’s ‘The Shannara Chronicles and Into The Badlands

“Partizan Director Mustashrik lead the race with a stunning animation for Louis Vuitton. Inspired by traditional art, this beautiful piece combines the translucent smokiness of Chinese watercolour paintings with dramatic inky slashes of Chinese calligraphy. This makes us very happy”.

– LBB Editorial Team

“I would like to commend Mustashrik at the highest level for his contribution to the Estethica project for London Fashion Week…As a new initiative the British Fashion Council set up an area a LFW dedicated to eco-sustainable principles…Mustashrik has been an integral part of the fashion industry which views Estethica as a movement within society not a trend within the fashion industry”.

– The British Fashion Council

“…the artwork is fantastic … and it is not instantly recognisable as manga at all. With its sketchy style it reminds me more of a wayword Brit comic of the 70s and 80s but it is beautiful, mysterious, and engaging … the art and words amplify each other”.

– David Kendall, Leading Visual Literacies Consultant (April 2009)

“What truly shines in this work… is the superlative visualization by newcomer Mustashrik. Working in stark white and inky black, he has created a spare but intense landscape that mirrors the emotions of the characters, and combines a sense of dreamlike isolation with a minimal backdrop that suggests a stage on which the drama is normally enacted. Using shadow, he has managed to make the assassination simultaneously graphic yet subtle, and by alternating tight focus and long shots, and using a thick brush to exemplify expressions, he has fittingly crafted a visual tour de force of Mark Anthony’s speech. Especially for the more artistically minded, this is a raw, striking, and powerful introduction to Shakespeare”.

– Published by the American Library Association.