Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

Animation, Illustration, Mixed Media

Yael and Shay have been true collaborators for over 10 years, each has a strength and wealth of experience. Yael is the storyteller, who effortlessly animates and gives life to the characters and creates their own individual stories, and Shay is the designer who illustrates and invents their worlds. Together they carefully craft ideas and environments that enrich every creative brief and bring to life only the most visually pleasing moving image. 

Yael studied animation with the renowned British animator Joanna Queen and Shay is a NFTS graduate. Shay is one of NERD’s proud diversity and inclusion champions, a creative director that helps us constantly seek, nurture and empower young talent and talent from non-traditional backgrounds. 


They will always bring a curious and imaginative approach to any project along with their unique, diverse range of animation techniques and styles. 


They have successfully brought to life projects for Dream Works, BBC, HBO, M&C Saatchi, Adam & Eve and many more. Notable awards include: D&AD, Promax, British Animation Award, Clio, LIAA, New York Festivals to name a few. 

Whole Earth - We're With You The Whole Way

Citroën 'Everywhere and Back Again'

Eisai - Going All The Way

MS Lifelines 'MS & Kids'

Chivas Regal 25 ‘A Legend Reborn'

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

Vertu ‘Aster’

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

ComEd Cutdown

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

Oxfam ‘Coping with Climate Change’

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

ATOC ‘Journey’

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

Mirage

Olympic Ice Skating Penguin

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran

Behind Closed Doors

Shay Hamias & Yael Biran