Vivien Halas

Vivien Halas has enjoyed a successful career as a graphic designer, working for a number of top design groups and agencies in London and Paris, as well as founding two design companies of her own. At her father’s request she returned from Paris to London in 1995, to take over running Halas and Batchelor and organise its film archive.

She is co-author of Halas & Batchelor, an animated history 2006 and A Moving Image, Joy Batchelor 1914-91, Artist, Writer and Animator 2014. With the help of Martin Pickles, Vivien has directed and produced two documentaries on her parents, Remembering John Halas 2012 and Ode to Joy 2014. She has contributed to numerous animation and design publications worldwide and served on many juries at international animation film festivals.

Vivien Halas
Vivien Halas

in the Halas & Batchelor archives at the BFI

Vivien Halas
Vivien Halas

at the Anima Kom Festival in Bilbao

Pencil sketch
Pencil sketch

of Vivien Halas by Joy Batchelor, 1947

Vivien Halas
Vivien Halas

in the Halas & Batchelor archives at the BFI

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