Hullabaloo Studios’ new head of 2D design, Ian Bate, has made his first appointment at the Altrincham-based post-production facility.

Junior graphic designer Ric Caina joined the team in July as part of an expansion that has seen the company grow from six to twelve staff over the past 12 months.

“I’m very excited about joining Hullabaloo Studios,” he said. “They seem to be a company that’s going places and I’m delighted that they’ve given me the opportunity to develop my career in this way”.

Bate, who joined earlier in the year, has credits that include Dream Team for Sky One, A Place In The Sun and How To Look Good Naked for Channel 4 and ‘A Question Of Sport for BBC1.

Hullabaloo’s 2D department is based around After Effects with access to Maya, Smoke and Pro-Tools. It provides various services to advertising agencies and allows the company to create programme title sequences in-house.

Hulabaloo moved to Altrincham from Chorlton in 2008.

Credits at the company include Roary the Racing Car (pictured) for Chapman Entertainment, Bob the Builder for Hit and Postman Pat for Cosgrove Hall.