Since forming in 2006 we have strived to cultivate a creative and inspiring home in which conversation, collaboration, and innovation can thrive; a space to create stories, nurture curiosity, and develop a growing team.
Our studio is the place where our philosophy is brought to life by a diverse community of thinkers, makers, and doers.Check out our open positions
I always knew I was a creative soul, but I never really knew how my creativity would manifest itself. Then one day I was inspired to explore the potential of 3DS Max, and I finally found my canvas!
As Steve Jobs once said, computers are bicycles for the mind! The possibilities cutting edge technologies give us are endless, and I am interested in using them to create new and exciting experiences.
MD & Creative Partner
I love the ideas, the blank canvas, creating something out of nothing, the open possibilities, the deep discussion. Some may find it scary, I find it exhilarating!
Senior Animator / Designer
I love how beautifully simple some projects appear, but when you dig into them there's much more to it. Especially in motion graphics when nudging a key frame slightly can make such a dramatic difference.
I'm always getting the urge to design, the possibilities of creativity are incredible. There's no better feeling than receiving positive feedback from a happy client, safe in the knowledge that the time you spent enjoying what you love doing wasn't wasted.
Curiosity drives my work, constantly exploring the unexplored. I take influence from anywhere I can, jotting down ideas in my sketchbook daily. With a keen interest in typography I’m really passionate about functional aesthetics, striving to create purposeful design.
Senior Client Manager
I crave variety. Being exposed to new industries, people and creative processes helps me continue to learn, adapt and broaden my own skills and interests.
I am always de-constructing, asking: how are things made? How do they work? Why do they work? Getting down to the root of what makes something good is the first step in making it even better.
Senior 3D Artist
Being able to do creative stuff everyday is great! I get excited by the process of taking a design and sculpting a form to realise it. To see your ideas take shape in 3D is really rewarding.
There is nothing like the buzz of a creative environment; the 'creative potency' which Ogilvy describes. And when our clients form part of that process, the potency is powerfully enhanced. That’s my manifesto for outstanding client services and successful business development.
Little did I realise that my 3DS Max home experiments would take over my life! I enjoy the stories that can be told through arch vis, my inspiration comes from the people and places around me and I’m always striving for that real world detail.
I love the search for perfection when I work. Often something comes from trying out lots of variations - the paint never dries! I get so much satisfaction when I know something is the best it can be.
Striving towards the next great piece of work, buzzing off the next great moment of inspiration and knowing that tomorrow may open up a new avenue to explore.
I always wanted to be a fighter pilot or a racing driver, but my careers advisor had other thoughts! Now I have the adrenaline fuelled role of helping the neighbourhood grow bigger, more efficient, and better than ever.
The ability to create anything imaginable from scratch and see a concept through from a small idea in your mind to a fully composited image/sequence is incredibly rewarding. I love the fact that there's always something to learn or some obscure problem to solve!
Being part of the team is exciting. I love the variety of each day addressing the diverse tasks that arise in a creative environment. If you pop into the studio I’ll be there to welcome you with a cup of tea!
Junior Creative Technologist
A digital product loved by all is not always high-tech. There is something low-tech, also something humane. I am exploring a way between low-tech and high-tech to bring human touch to this digital era.
Head of Story
I’ve always loved the creative process and the craft of articulating stories. From comic books to the silver screen, my fascination with tall tales and the way they’re told knows no bounds!
Client Manager / Producer
As a producer with a creative background, I've always been interested in visually communicating an idea and the creative process behind it. I love the journey from initial briefing to final delivery; knowing we've not only fully engaged with the brief but truly brought the client project to life.
With over 15-year's experience in digital planning, production and project delivery, I have been known to be described as "organised, responsive and engaging...a bit like his websites".
Teaching myself 3D software from an early age has helped me think in new dimensions. I can visualise to my imagination's content. It fascinates me how you can wake up with an idea, share and collaborate with a team, then create something amazing and powerful.
As a creative turned "accidental businessman", strategy is at the heart of what I do. I'm very excited to be pedalling my wares in such a creative, strategic environment like The Neighbourhood.
Being able to create a moving image piece which can be viewed worldwide, that provokes excitement, that people enjoy and appreciate, is what drives me to create my next animated piece. I am a thinker, maker, dreamer.
I started walking (or was it cycling?) down the design path before I was old enough to even start thinking about it. With creatives for parents, it was only natural I would get involved and pick up some of this creative stuff!
I’m a sucker for the detail! I feel that engrossing yourself in all the various elements of a composition, producing every last detail - that can really help to tell a story and push an image as far as it can possibly go.
Client Manager / Producer
Neat, precise, and organised; that's how I've been described many times over the years! And these are qualities I put into practice every day at The Neighbourhood to help keep our projects running smoothly!
With ten years production and studio management experience I love helping to deliver an array of projects on time and on budget. The greatest part is creating a team that come together, and then watching an idea come to realisation.
Designer / Animator
The idea of designing a piece, bringing it to life before editing it to be seen all over the world is really exciting! But when I'm explaining to people what I do and how I go about it, I always have to go back to that box of Lego from back in’t day!
Senior Client Manager
Working across a variety of projects, having to think on your feet, overcoming the challenges and getting the best from people, these are the things I like about working in a creative environment, bringing ideas to life and seeing the reaction to it.
The idea is king. It doesn’t matter what the output is, digital, motion or print. It has to have a heart, and that heart has to tell a worthwhile story.
Junior 3D Artist
I've been interested in the built environment for as long as I can remember, I traded Lego bricks for pixels a few years ago, and since then I've not looked back! I love wrangling with renders and painting with polygons to help bring our client's concepts to life.
Our neighbourhood is always evolving and on the lookout for talented people to work with. You’ll find our current vacancies below, so if we sound like your kind of neighbourhood then we'd love to hear from you.
If there isn't a vacancy that’s quite "up your street" you can still drop us a line!
To send us your portfolio or enquire about job opportunities, email:
Or, if you're a talented freelancer looking to collaborate with us:
We're on the look out for an Office Manager to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an award winning creative communications agency and thrive on a varied and busy workload.
We're looking for talented and enthusiastic Architectural 3D Artists (Junior, Middleweight and Senior) to join our growing team.
We are seeking ambitious student/graduates for paid 3 month visualisation internships in Manchester. We accept applications throughout the year for internships starting - finishing: January - May, June - August, September - December. Deadlines for applications are generally 2 months before the internship starts.
We are seeking ambitious student/graduates for paid 3 month design internships in Manchester. We accept applications throughout the year for internships starting - finishing: January - May, June - August, September - December. Deadlines for applications are generally 2 months before the internship starts.
We are seeking ambitious student/graduates for paid 3 month moving image internships in Manchester. We accept applications throughout the year for internships starting - finishing: January - May, June - August, September - December. Deadlines for applications are generally 2 months before the internship starts.