RICHARD MORRISON

Film Industry Role: Title Designer

Nationality: British

Major Works:  "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007) and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010)

 

Richard Morrison is one of the most prolific designers of TV and film title sequences and channel branding in the world.

His career in the industry spans more than 30 years with more than 170 credits for feature film and TV title sequences, including "Batman" (1989), "Enemy at the Gates" (2001), and "The Killing Fields" (1984). His recent titles are "The Two Faces of January"(2014), "The Ones Below" (2015), and "War on Everyone" (2016).
Early in his career, he worked on film trailers under the guidance of Maurice Binder, creator of the early Bond sequences, and has since worked with directors such as Franc Roddam, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Tim Burton, David Mamet, and The Wachowski's, amongst many others.
He begun his career in advertising, but by the late '70s Morrison had formed Plume, a design and production company for film and TV media specialising in the title sequences, branding, and commercials.
Morrison has created award-winning designs for major UK and European TV channels and by the mid-'90s he was shortlisted for ID Magazine's Top 40 of World Creatives.
In 1998, he reformed as Fig and continued to produce title sequences for films such as "The Constant Gardener" (2005), "The Dreamers" (2003), and "Two Brothers" (2004).
Today, now founder and creative director at The Morrison Studio, he and his team have been responsible for recent film and TV title sequences such as "Jupiter Ascending" (2015), "Denial" (2016), "Tommy's Honour" (2016), and "Dark River" (2017).
The latest from the studio being Sky Atlantic's "Riviera" (2019), a 10 part TV mini series.
In 2001 his first book CUT was published.