In 2011 Russell was invited to join The Mill+ London roster, he is an award-winning director with experience in both animation and live action. He began his career as a visual effects supervisor and animation director, working in some of Soho’s most prestigious VFX houses before being asked by 4 Creative to "do something cool using 3D" for their channel re-brand. His successful concept became the famous Channel 4 idents for which he won the coveted D&AD Black Pencil.