Recently I have been working alongside an amazing creative company called Lovers. If you don't know them you should really check them out. (lovers.co)
They have done a range of work, spanning from the brand identity of Green Man Festival to some incredibly moving animations for big charities such as the NSPCC. Animation is such a great format, its incredibly limitless in its approach with the ability of exploring avenues which you just aren't able to with other mediums.
A few months back I went to a talk at YCN where Lovers presented. The creative director of Lovers - Alex was incredibly charismatic and at that moment I thought "WOW I gotta work with this guy"
He's an individual who I really learnt a lot from. Able to completely immerse himself in a subject, where as I working for a big brand and still at the beginning of my creative career sometimes get caught into "box ticking mode" and forget what it is I really am meant to be communicating. It's an amazing skill to both please a client and be true to what you feel the creative route should follow- something in my naive inexperience I am slowly learning.