Us Academy


Us are Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor. They met while studying at Kingston on the BA Graphic Design course. The duo's first successful collaboration came in the form of a music video for Thom Yorke as part of the D&AD student awards, winning 1st place.

In late 2007 they formed Us, a multi-disciplinary design studio as well as co-founding Fabrik, the Portfolio & Blogging Platform for Creatives. The focus since then moved towards directing & moving image work.

2011 saw them receive the award for Best New Directors at the UK MVA's and Best Urban video for 'Numbers In Action' which also received a MOBO nomination. Their teaser film for Benga’s new album, received accolades highlighted from Creative Review and Shots, and the sculpture created in the film was bought by Soundcloud. Their excellent join the dots promo for Foals was also a Vimeo 'Staff Pick'.

Commercially, Us have directed work for Apple, Nike, Cadbury, Honda, Johnnie Walker, Airbnb IKEA and The Sunday Times 'Icons' through Grey, London. The latter was included in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director Showcase, won the Young Director Award for Best Broadcast Commercial and picked up a Lion at the Cannes Advertising Festival. In addition, 'Icons' won Gold awards at Creative Circle, the British Arrows, the APA, Cyclopes and several other shows around the globe.

The duo's latest work includes a Superbowl spot for Comcast in the States, their short film 'Cautionary Tales', a film for Nike launched on International Women's Day and promos for Jack White and Hozier, the latter starring ballet dancer Sergei Polunin.  

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