About - Periscope Studios

It takes two baby

Hi, we’re Paul and Jo Perry, a husband and wife team. The name Periscope is formed from our surname and ‘scope’ meaning we create a broad range of digital content. All the animations, designs and illustrations on this site were created by the two of us. We’ve been working together for over 20 years. Sometimes we work solo on a project, sometimes we’ll work together, especially if it’s a larger project or a tighter deadline.

Here’s a bit more about us:

Paul working on a 3D animation for Oldham Council

Paul Perry BSc
Paul is a 3D technical artist and animator. Over his 25 year career, he has directed and supervised the animation on two children’s animated series – the BAFTA nominated ‘The Transporters’, and ‘The Space Place’. He animated a 2.5D video for the NHS entitled ‘Just the Job’ which went on to win an award at the 2014 IPA Best of Health Awards. He has worked closely with clients through the production of numerous TV commercials, interactive content, games and other film based content. He is a hands on perfectionist specialising in 3D, who has had first hand commercial experience in pretty much all aspects of media production, from storyboarding to editing and mastering and everything in between.

In the photo above, you can see him working on a Christmas animation for Oldham Council which featured hundreds of santa-clad joggers at the Saddleworth Santa Dash. It was quite a busy scene to animate as you can imagine!

Jo working on a children’s book illustration

Jo Perry MSc, BA
For the last 23 years Jo has been an animator, graphic designer, and illustrator. She designed and illustrated the multi-award winning AuKids Magazine for 13 years, and has created animated videos in a broad range of styles, ranging from a whiteboard animation for Peter Gabriel’s So 25th anniversary box set, 2D character animations for Smoove Move and BBC iWonder, a hand drawn music video for Micky P. Kerr, a stop-frame animation for Finch drawn entirely on post-it notes, and 3D CGI animations for TV including Hastings Direct and Real Radio commercials. She recently illustrated 5 large-scale wall murals for the new ‘Eco Street’ exhibition space at the Eureka! Children’s Museum in Halifax.