He holds an MA in animation from the Royal College of Art, and now runs the London animation studio Beakus, which he founded in 2010. Steve has been the recipient of a British Animation Award and two Annecy Crystals, as well as a judge for BAFTA. His own work is multi-disciplined, from short films to music videos and commercials. Beakus is an independent animation studio based in central London. Founded by experienced director/producer Steve Smith, the studio represents a roster of acclaimed animation directors creating broadcast and online commercials, short films, programmes, music videos, museum and gallery work, and corporate content of all kinds. Established in 2010, the studio is currently working on a new short film and IP for a new children’s television series.