[FRAMED]: Suzanne Jandu, Head of 2D, LDN
[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].
What are you guilty of?
Crisps. I love crisps.
What was your last brush with danger?
A fox wandered into my kitchen from the back garden and I imagined a horrible death but I think I scared it more than it scared me.
Your last brush with greatness?
It would have been with Daniel Craig at the ‘No Time to Die’ red carpet but I got Covid so I couldn’t go.
Your worst character fault?
Laughing when it may not be appropriate.
If you had taken a different path, what would you be doing now?
An oil painter or a DJ.
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
Somewhere beachy and hot.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
I have two! My daughters.
What’s your favourite movie?
The Matrix, it totally blew me out of the water when it first came out and it still does.
Your greatest achievement?
Quitting my job at 30, moving to London and never looking back.
Most valuable skill?
Making it a point not to judge and to see all perspectives.
Go on, brag about something:
I love name dropping one of my very successful friends. I’m really proud of him.
Name your vice/pet peeve?
The DREAM project would entail:
Working on a Bjork music video.
Your career highlight to date:
Everything. I feel privileged to work in VFX.
Give us a desk tour:
Headphones, laptop sitting on August Sander book collection, Eizo, keyboard, Wacom, cup with pens, 2021 diary, post-it notes, lipgloss and bank card readers.
What do you need to work, on the daily?
Coffee and morning chats with colleagues.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Interesting, imaginative and innovative.
Best thing about your work environment? (at home!)
I love waking up and having more time in the morning to have a coffee and see the kids go off to school. It feels so much calmer than the pre-covid hustle and bustle of our old morning routine and rushing to the station.
Framestore is great at:
Supporting our artists.
Favourite art form?
Any Frida Khalo self portrait.
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Happiness looks like:
Under a blanket with my kids watching a good film (and a bag of crisps).
If not here, then where?
What do you think of too often?
When will I be able to travel normally again…
And not enough?
Time, never enough time.
Couldn’t live without:
If you ruled the world:
I’d change the education system.
How are you staying inspired by working remotely?
How are you spending your weekends?
Right now? Christmas shopping.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned about yourself during quarantine?
I don’t mind staying in for days at a time.
Suzanne Jandu, you’ve been [FRAMED].