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Commissioned by Glasgow Women's Library for the 'Open the Door' festival.

Motion Design

Jessie Kesson

Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee. How small Scotland sounded, summed up by its four main cities, but what a width of world its little villages stravaiged.


To design a short motion graphic piece inspired by a quote by a forgotten female author to celebrate and shed light on this inspirational woman.


I focused on the novelist, playwright and radio producer, Jessie Kesson to highlight her inspiring story of rising to success after her impoverished start in life in the Elgin slums. To shed light on her work and relate to a more modern audience I drew on my personal experience of Scotland, viewing the towns and cities from a train window. Relating to the sentiment of this quote from her novel "Glitter of Mica" and how it celebrates Scotland, I integrated the text into the background which can be read as the train moves along the scene.

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