Babyloss awareness week

A story for Babyloss Awareness Week

Today marks the start of Babyloss Awareness Week here in the UK. To help raise awareness of the impact of pregnancy loss, we’re launching the animation below which we’d love you to share with your family and friends.This short animation, illustrated by Emma Plunkett and voiced by Amy Swales, who have both experienced miscarriage, highlights how difficult the experience of loss can be and how important having someone to talk to can be during this time. For more information about how the Miscarriage Association can help those affected by a loss, visit: #babylossawarenessweek #babyloss #blaw16

Posted by The Miscarriage Association on Sunday, 9 October 2016


This animation has had 220K views on Facebook and was a finalist in the 2018 Charity Film Awards. Emma was commissioned by Joanna Duchesne, Managing Director at The Service, to illustrate this animation for The Miscarriage Association, for baby loss awareness week. First off, Emma created the look, with pen and ink drawings over watercolour backgrounds. She then developed the story board alongside the client. Joanna produced the film and Amy Swales did the voice over.

International volunteers day

The Date Tree

We do not always see the benefits of our actions. But that doesn't mean they're not important.#Volunteering #IVD2016

Posted by International Citizen Service (ICS) on Monday, 5 December 2016


This animation has 29K views on Facebook. The Date Tree is an animation adapted from a folk tale for International Volunteers Day. Emma created the visual interpretation for the storyboard, she then illustrated and animated the film using source material of actors she directed and filmed. Commissioned and produced by The Service for ICS.

International women’s day

On International Women's Day, it's time to raise up with the women who stand up for the many, who march for the rights of all. (via International Citizen Service (ICS), video by VSO/Emma Plunkett)

Posted by Upworthy on Wednesday, 8 March 2017


The Women’s Public Service Announcement

This animation was made in less than two weeks and garnered 2.2K views, when it was shared on the Upworthy Facebook channel.

Emma was commissioned by The Service, a London based production company that make social impact films within the arts, charity and education sector. They produced this animation for ICS (International Citizen Service) and VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas).

Initially, The Service asked Emma if she was interested in just illustrating a poem by ICS volunteer Anisa Nur. In the end, she visually interpreted the poem for the storyboard, made all the drawings, then animated and edited it in time for International Women’s Day.

The thing is, she was so inspired by the powerful words of the poem, that she decided to take up the challenge, even though time was short. She put her life on hold and packed nearly two weeks’ worth of work into one.

A conversation with Angela Davis


A vector animation by Emma Plunkett using Moho Pro (vector-based 2D animation software). The content is from a conversation between Angela Davis and Jude Kelly – Southbank Centre. The animation was commissioned by The Service and Together Productions and was inspired by the amazing guests at WOW festival 2016.

Team drawings


Imagine what fun it is for your team to see their own drawings brought to life by animation! This is an original concept from Emma Plunkett, which brings compelling viewing to your conference. It is an interesting way for your team to communicate with each other about how they feel about their year. (All the original text and branding has been taken out of this video to preserve client confidentiality.)

All you need to create your own film is to give each of your team a blank A4 piece of paper, a felt pen and then scan the images in and send.