JM Blay is a director and designer.
With over 20 years of experience working in the creative industry, he has worked for films, television, and advertising; as well as for music videos, digital products, and video games. During his freelance career he has collaborated with studios like Prologue Films, The Mill, MPC, Nexus, ETC, Momoco, Spov, or Territory and for agencies like Red Bee, Huge, Imagination, or Critical Mass. Developing projects for NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Marvel, BBC, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Lenovo, Adidas, Reebok, Adobe, Citi Bank, Paul McCartney, or Activision among others.
His work has been featured in magazines like Motionographer, Stash, 3D World, or 3D Artist and by Software companies like Maxon, Insydium, Red Giant or Adobe. He’s given conferences in festivals like the FMX (Stuttgart, Germany), VFX Festival (London, UK), Vertex (London, UK), Adobe Summit for Education (London, UK), or Digitall (Valencia, Spain). He is also a regular guest speaker in Adobe Generation Pro.
JM has a degree in Fine Arts, a Master’s Degree in Audiovisual Communication, and a Ph.D. in design in the field of motion graphics. He has lectured in places such as Ravensbourne College of London (UK), University Of York (UK), Greenwich University (UK), Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam (Netherlands), Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) or Escape Studios – Pearson College (UK) where he was the founder of the motion graphics department and lectured in 9 courses, tutoring more than 100 students.
JM is based in Valencia, Spain and works worldwide as a freelance independent director and art director. He also runs his own creative studio and production company Blay Studio.
FMX 2021 (STUTTGART - Online) Creating Motion Design solo projects
VERTEX CONFERENCE 2021 (LONDON - Online) Art of Motion Graphics
ADOBE SUMMIT 2020 FOR EDUCATION (LONDON - Online) JM Blay Expert speaker
GRAFISCH LYCEUM ROTTERDAM (ROTTERDAM - Online) Directing Motion Graphics
ADOBE GENERATION PRO (LONDON, SYDNEY, CHICAGO - Online) JM Blay (Regular expert speaker)
EASD (CASTELLON) Directing Motion Graphics
VFX FESTIVAL 2017 (LONDON) Breakdown of the Breakdown
LONDON MOTION (LONDON) Motion Design
VFX FESTIVAL 2016 (LONDON) Motion Graphics Ways
ESCAPE STUDIOS (LONDON) Motion Design
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH (LONDON) Motion Graphics
UNIVERSITY OF YORK (YORK) Motion Graphics Masterclass
DIGITALL (VALENCIA) Motion Graphics, an unexpected journey
RAVENSBOURNE COLLEGE (LONDON) Motion Graphics Masterclass
SCRAMBLED 8 (LONDON) Motion Design
POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (VALENCIA) Motion Graphics and Postproduction
FINE ARTS FACULTY (VALENCIA) Motion Graphics
PECHAKUCHA NIGHT (VALENCIA) JM Blay, PhD on Design
ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS
STASH MEDIA Dare To Roam Launch Campaign by Blay Studio
MOTIONOGRAPHER JM Blay opens Blay Studio in Valencia
3D ARTIST MAGAZINE JM Blay ‘Dust to Dust’ breakdown
IdN MAGAZINE JM Blay ‘Dust to Dust’
WOW MEDIA JM Blay ‘Dust to Dust’ Digital Billboard Network in L.A.
COMMUNICATION ARTS The VFX Festival 2017 opening titles
3D ARTIST MAGAZINE The art of Motion Graphics
3D WORLD MAGAZINE Hone Your Motion Graphic Skills
AESCRIPTS The VFX Festival 2017 Title Sequence
CG MEETUP The VFX Festival 2017 Title Sequence VFX Breakdown
OCI MAGAZINE JM Blay. Life in Motion Graphics
DOCUMENTARY “Reflexiones de un Arte Expatriado”
UPV TV JM Blay Conference on Design
LA SEXTA TV JM Blay interview in 'Mas Vale Tarde'
3D WORLD MAGAZINE How to break into the VFX industry
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