• Feb 8, 2024

    Happy Lunar New Year

    Happy Lunar New Year! Many of our team members celebrate Lunar New Year, so this year our studio took part in the festivities with a yum cha feast.

    2024 is the Year of the Dragon, signifying strength, confidence and courage. May you eat lots of delicious food with loved ones and welcome a lucky new year together.

  • Feb 5, 2024

    Welcome Jonathan & Jolie

    We’re very excited to welcome the incredibly talented Jonathan Pui and Jolie Zhang to Never Sit Still, as Senior Animator and Junior Animator respectively.

    It’s our awesome people that make Never Sit Still the regarded studio it's become, and new hires like Jono and Jolie allow us to continue making cutting-edge design and animation for our global clients.

  • Nov 4, 2023

    Our team at TheNode 2023

    We made our annual pilgrimage south for Australia's dedicated motion conference in Melbourne, TheNode.

    With two jam packed days of inspiration and insight from a variety of talks, it was fantastic to have our very own Supriya Bhonsle feature as one of the keynote speakers.

  • Oct 16, 2023

    AGDA Awards Finalists 2023

    We're thrilled to have 13 of our 14 entries recognised as finalists in the 2023 AGDA Design Awards.

    Looking forward to the awards ceremony on the Gold Coast in December.

    View motion category finalists.

  • Oct 6, 2023

    Never Sit Still is voting YES

    The Voice will give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a seat at the table to help inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives.

    We are proudly voting YES in the upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum on October 14.

    Vote YES so we can take this critical step towards a better future, for all of us.

  • Sep 12, 2023

    Mulanne Phan at Enmore TAFE

    Mulanne Phan attended the Enmore Design Centre to talk to students about their journey from university student, design intern to current role, sharing stories and learnings. They delved into the experience of an unpaid internship, developing and reworking a portfolio/CV and fumbling through interviews. Through a retrospective lens, students gleaned tips to survive the job hunting process after graduation.

  • Aug 16, 2023

    Never Sit Still turns seven

    NSS is seven years old today. From humble beginnings, our talented team of 16 is proud to be producing a wide variety of world-class work, for a diverse mix of clients across the globe.

    Here's to another seven years!

  • Jul 29, 2023

    Gruen - The Pitch

    Gruen is a satirical Australian TV show about advertising, which has been running on the ABC since 2008.

    The Pitch is one of the show's most popular segments, where two agencies compete to sell the unsellable.

    We've been invited to take part, and our spot will be airing on Wednesday August 2 at 8:30pm AEST.

  • Jul 2, 2023

    NAIDOC Week 2 - 9 July

    NAIDOC Week in Australia commemorates the first day of mourning and celebrates the rich history, culture, achievements, and excellence of First Nations people.

    As part of our ongoing commitment to our Reconciliation Action Plan, Never Sit Still recognises and supports NAIDOC week, by attending events and creating awereness within our sphere of influence.

    Learn more about NAIDOC week.

  • Jun 30, 2023

    NSS creative leadership

    To align with the studio's recent growth, our creative leadership team has been restructured to allow Never Sit Still to continue to thrive. Both from a business perspective, but equally from a people perspective in regards to culture and talent.

    Zoe Crocker is our Creative Director. Ben Walker and Supriya Bhonsle are Creative Leads. Bruno Borio is our 3D Lead, and Melany Webster has been elevated to a Senior role.

  • Jun 12, 2023

    Exquisite Corpse

    Inspired by the move to our new studio, we made our own exquisite corpse to celebrate the momentous occasion.

    This was an awesome opportunity for our team to collaborate on a fun project, and demonstrate the breadth of talent at Never Sit Still.

    Stoked to be featured on Good Moves and Stash Media. Check out the video and full credits list.

  • Jun 8, 2023

    Internships discussion at TDC 2023

    At The Design Conference 2023, our Director, Mike Tosetto, and former intern, now team member, Isabelle Trudgian, joined Never Not Creative for a fireside discussion about internships.

    They discussed the importance of a structured approach to learning, getting paid fairly, and what it means to support the future generations of our industry.

  • May 27, 2023

    Reconciliation Week 27 May - 3 June

    National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    As Never Sit Still develops our RAP (Reconciliation Action Plan), we embed the principles and purpose of reconciliation, whilst building awareness amongst our team and sphere of influence.

    Find out more about Reconciliation Week.

  • May 24, 2023

    Supriya Bhonsle at Node 2023

    Excited that our very own Senior Motion Designer, Supriya Bhonsle, will be speaking in Melbourne at Node 2023, Australia's dedicated motion conference.

    Find out more about The Node.

  • Apr 10, 2023

    Doing Cool Stuff

    DoingCoolStuff is a collection of brand and digital product studios curated by Jamie Samman and various other peeps.

    We're chuffed to be among great company as one of the motion studios on the website.

  • Mar 28, 2023

    Ben Walker guest speaker at UTS

    In March 2023, Senior Designer and UTS alumnus Ben Walker spoke to the latest batch of VisComm students as part of Never Sit Still’s growing partnership with UTS.

    As a majority of our designers graduated from this same degree, Ben shared insights on how he was able to marry his early design studies with the growing world of motion, as well as his journey over the last ten years.

  • Mar 21, 2023

    Harmony Day

    We're extremely proud of our diverse and multicultural team, so we celebrated Harmony Day with a lunchtime feast to enjoy culinary delights from cultures around the world.

    Our whole team participated, bringing in a variety of mains and desserts. The food was amazing, and the company was even better.

    Happy Harmony Day from Never Sit Still.

  • Mar 16, 2023

    The Design Conference 2022

    In June 2022, Never Sit Still veterans Mike Tosetto and Zoe Crocker spoke at The Design Conference in Brisbane, sharing the story about how their need for healthy work-life balance has developed in tandem over the years.

    Their Keynote talk is now live, watch it on Vimeo.

    Photo by Callie Marshall.

  • Mar 9, 2023

    International Women's Day

    We proudly celebrated the incredible women on our team for International Women’s Day 2023.

    Our company of 16 staff wouldn’t be the same without the 9 amazing and very talented women at Never Sit Still. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that supports equality and encourages more women to enter the motion industry.

  • Jan 9, 2023

    Zoe Crocker at Node Fest 2022

    Zoe's talk covers her experience working as a motion designer. It addresses the difficulties she's faced managing a chronic illness (endometriosis) and trying to keep up with a fast paced industry; one that commonly requires lots of overtime and creative energy.

    Watch Zoe's Node talk on YouTube.

  • Nov 30, 2022

    Internship Program

    Never Sit Still has been running for over six years, although we’ve only recently taken on our first intern. Up until now, we haven’t had the space, the time, or the resources to give justice to an internship program.

    View Post to read more about our first internship program.

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  • Nov 21, 2022

    Masters of Motion Industry Event

    We attended the second Sydney based Masters of Motion industry event. These networking events organised by Matthew Packwood offer an ideal opportunity to catch up after work with our peers and pals.

    To top off an enjoyable evening, our very own Melany Webster won a Wacom tablet.

  • Oct 28, 2022

    Happy Halloween!

    We had a cracking party in our studio for Halloween this year. The team turned it on with awesome costumes and an afternoon of ghoulish games. A great opportunity to let our hair down after a slew of big projects.

  • Oct 27, 2022

    Kandji OOH (out-of-home)

    We worked with US tech company Kandji to develop assets for a campaign across the US, UK and Europe. A hero spot was accompanied by a set of high quality 3D renders to be used across digital and OOH platforms.

    We've enjoyed seeing the images being used across a wide range of applications. From huge billboards in San Francisco, to tram wraps in San Diego, airports in NYC and trade shows in Las Vegas.

  • Sep 19, 2022

    Sharks! At the Australian Museum

    We created a trailer to help advertise the new Sharks exhibition at the Australian Museum, bringing the promotional material to life in motion.

    Check out our case study for this project, and be sure to get along to the immersive blockbuster exhibition on September 24 2022, to experience these sea creatures like never before.

  • Sep 1, 2022

    We have moved!

    Never Sit Still has moved into a new home. We've taken the top floor of an iconic building right in the heart of Surry Hills, opposite the much loved craft beer pub, the Royal Albert Hotel.

    Our new studio is nearly four times the size of our old space, offering plenty of room for our growing team. We look forward to welcoming you sometime soon.

  • Aug 11, 2022

    Best Awards 2022 Finalists

    The Best Design Awards are Australasia’s largest annual showcase of excellence across the creative industries.

    Our team are proud to have 3 finalists in the Motion category this year, with projects we've done for Adobe, Oculus and Kandji, all being recognised by the 2022 jury.

  • Aug 4, 2022

    AEAF Awards 2022

    The finalists have been announced for the Australiasian Effects & Animation Festival for 2022.

    We're stoked to have 7 finalists, with our work for Adobe, Oculus, Coinbase, Culture Amp, Mirror Mirror, Murrook, and Shaype, being recognised at this year's awards.

  • Jul 22, 2022

    Christmas in July

    Our team never needs an excuse to enjoy each other's company, so this year we celebrated Christmas in July at Never Sit Still.

    We all got together in the studio wearing the ugliest Christmas sweaters we could find (or make), while we played Bad Santa and chowed down on delicious Surly's BBQ & Brisket Boxes.

  • May 18, 2022

    The Design Conference 2022

    Our Director Mike Tosetto and Senior Animator Zoe Crocker, have been invited to speak at this year’s The Design Conference, Brisbane’s annual event for creatives.

    On the first day of the conference, Thursday June 9 2022, Mike and Zoe will give two presentations. A Keynote Talk about Never Sit Still’s culture and creativity, which will be followed by a Process Showcase, where they’ll deep dive into the process behind the Splash Screen for the latest version of Adobe After Effects.

  • May 9, 2022

    Field trip to Melbourne for TheNode

    Our entire studio recently attended TheNode, Australia's dedicated motion conference that takes place annually in Melbourne.

    This was a great excuse to close the studio, fly interstate with the team, and make the most of two very inspiring days followed by an after pary at on the banks of the Yarra.

    Check out the gallery on TheNode

  • May 6, 2022

    TheNode Ident Winner 2021

    Node Ident 2021 winner! Never Sit Still's James Vallance.

    The Node is Australia's leading and dedicated national motion design conference, and hosts a themed ident competition every year.

    This year's theme was 'Sense' and we are thrilled that James won Best Ident!

    Check out James' ident on Vimeo

  • Feb 21, 2022

    Maiden Collaboration

    Maiden work collaboratively with architects, designers and nice people, so we were chuffed that they chose to work with Never Sit Still on a recent project for our studio.

    View this post to learn more about our collaboration.

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  • Oct 26, 2021

    Adobe After Effects Splash Screen

    The splash screens of Adobe's Creative Cloud software are seen by users every single time they launch a program. So when Adobe commissioned us to create the splash screen for the new version of After Effects, we jumped at the opportunity.

    We feel privileged to have contributed to this release of Creative Cloud, showcasing our creative skills using Adobe's creative tools.

    Check out our case study, or the complete suite of Creative Cloud product artwork on Behance.

  • Aug 2, 2021

    Masterclass Presenter at The Node

    Our Founder and Director, Mike Tosetto, will be running a Masterclass on Freelancer Tips at The Node this year. Over the last ten years, Mike freelanced at many studios before starting his own practice in 2015, which has since grown to a size of 11 full time team members.

    This event is Australia’s leading and dedicated national motion design conference, and will be held in Melbourne, February 2022.

  • Jul 11, 2021

    Keynote Speaker at The Node

    We’re excited and proud that Zoe Crocker, one of our stellar senior animators, will add another voice to the number of women who’ve spoken at The Node.

    This event is Australia’s leading and dedicated national motion design conference, and will be held in Melbourne, February 2022.

  • Jun 28, 2021

    Orb Award - Best Small Agency

    We're incredibly proud to have picked up the inaugural Orb Award at The Design Conference in Brisbane for Best Small Agency.

    This award is different from others because it's about much more than creative output. This award recognises culture, D&I, gender equality, business strategy, work hours, staff salaries, even financials.

    All these factors combined, along with our awesome team of ten, is what makes Never Sit Still a successful studio, and it's rewarding to be acknowledged for more than our work.

  • May 27, 2021

    AICP Post Awards Judging

    The AICP Post Awards honor the best post production work of the year, and they take place across rotating locations between Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

    Awarded artists are recognised for their contribution in specific crafts within the overall categories of editorial, audio mixing, sound design, color grading, graphic design, visual effects and finishing.

    This year our Director, Mike Tosetto, was invited to be a judge for the Type Design & Title Animation category.

  • Mar 30, 2021

    UTS Motion Program

    Never Sit Still were invited to run a motion program for third year students, as part of the highly regarded Visual Communications degree at UTS.

    Zoe Crocker and Melany Webster ran a six week course, based on an industry brief for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, teaching students about the importance of motion design for brand, along with conceptual skills to help them develop in this ever growing field. 

  • Feb 4, 2021

    Repositioning Never Sit Still

    Since launching the studio in 2016, we’ve worked with some of the finest brands and most regarded studios from all over the world.

    Nearly five years on, the time has come to reposition Never Sit Still. We've grown in size, our offering has increased and we're now taking on larger projects than ever before.

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  • Jan 4, 2021

    AGDA Studio of the Year

    Never Sit Still are proud to be named the 2020 AGDA Studio of the Year. Judged on overall awards score, studio growth, culture, range of clients & projects, impact on the Australian design landscape, and commitment to the creative community.

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  • Sep 1, 2020

    Starting Out and Standing Out

    Zoe Crocker from Never Sit Still is one of three speakers at AGDA's webinar, Starting Out and Standing Out. The speakers at this event are all last year’s finalists for the Emerging Designer of the Year Award.

    Learn more.

  • Nov 20, 2019

    Emerging Designer of the Year

    We’re super proud of our incredibly talented motion designer, Zoe Crocker, who was named a finalist at this year’s AGDA Awards.

    Zoe joined us in 2018, following graduation from her UTS Vis Comm degree. With her impressive illustration, design and animation skills, we’re stoked to call her our own.

    Follow Zoe on Instagram.

  • Nov 19, 2019

    AGDA Awards 2019

    We're overwhelmed with the results of this year’s AGDA Design Awards. We picked up our very first Pinnacle, the highest accolade a jury can bestow on a piece of work.

    From our seven finalists, we also took home two Distinctions, which is a huge accomplishment that we’re incredibly proud of.

    View the 2019 winners.

  • Jun 27, 2019

    Adobe APAC Live with Zoe Crocker

    Zoe Crocker brings her passion for illustration and animation to Adobe APAC Live!

    She shares her process, colouring and texturing techniques before bringing an illustration of hers to life with simple animations using Photoshop and After Effects.

    Watch the episode.

  • Nov 14, 2018

    AGDA Awards 2018

    With 14 out of our 14 entries selected as finalists in this year’s AGDA Design Awards, we're chuffed to have taken home 2 Distinctions and 7 Merits.

    View the 2018 winners.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    Adobe Symposium 2018

    Never Sit Still were proud to be involved with Adobe’s APAC conference for the third year running. Previously called Make It, this year Symposium combined both Creative and Digital Experiences audiences for the very first time.

    Once again, we worked on the opening titles to kick start the day. And our Director, Mike Tosetto, was invited to speak on 2 different stages across the 2 day event.

    View the opening titles.

  • Apr 28, 2018

    Move It With Meaning Workshop

    Motion has become a core element of progressive brands, where static identities are no longer enough in the digital age. Our Director, Mike Tosetto, is taking his motion workshop around Australia with AGDA.

    The workshops take place in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne between April and June 2018.

    Learn more.

  • Nov 17, 2017

    Node Fest Speaker

    Node Fest is Australia’s dedicated motion event, bringing the best in Australian motion together to share work, industry insights and creative inspiration with peers and up & comers.

    Our Director, Mike Tosetto, was a speaker at this year’s event, which took place in Melbourne on Friday, November 18.

    Watch the Node Fest talk.

  • May 27, 2017

    The Design Conference Speaker

    Founded in 2010, TDC is a world class design, art and business event featuring a curated selection of talks, breakouts, exhibitions, night events and workshops.

    Our Director, Mike Tosetto, was honoured to be invited as one of the event's speakers, and he also ran a motion design workshop as part of the three day conference.

    Watch the TDC talk.

  • Apr 11, 2016

    Australian Design Radio Podcast

    Australian Design Radio is a podcast that provides Australia and the world with conversations and commentary on Australian Design. Hosted by Flyn Tracy and Matt Leach with regular industry guests.Mike Tosetto, Director of Never Sit Still, spent an hour hanging out with Flyn and Matt, chatting about his involvement in the industry, to his time as a touring didjeridoo player and electronic music artist.

    Listen to the ADR episode.

  • Jan 29, 2016

    Creative Mornings Guest Speaker

    Creative Mornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Over 130 cities participate and talks are based on a global theme that changes monthly.

    This month’s theme was ‘language’. Mike Tosetto, Director of Never Sit Still spoke about the power of visual language and motion.

    Watch the Creative Mornings talk.