float.digital

Float is a multi award-winning architectural 3D visualisation studio based in Glasgow.

Our team specialises in helping our clients achieve their goals by bringing their designs to life using CGI to create compelling visualisation and immersive experiences.

We transform the nature of visual engagement with your most important audiences, helping to secure planning consent and delivering high-impact property and product marketing campaigns.

Services

We take audiences to places and spaces that don’t exist yet.  

Please take a minute to view a showreel of our work from the last few years.

We portray the story of your design using 3D visualisation and flythroughs, concept animation, promotional films, and cinemagraphs to help achieve your objectives.

We create easy-to-use immersive virtual tours that deliver a panoramic experience that will captivate your target audience.

Our qualified in-house drone team can capture film and photography that will enhance your marketing campaign and support the 3D visualisation process.

We take audiences to places and spaces that don’t exist yet.  

Please take a minute to view a showreel of our work from the last few years.

Clients

Testimonials

“Our experience of working with Float was superb from start to finish. They created amazingly lifelike 3D renders of our projects, were incredibly fast at turning things around, and committed to the deadlines we faced. The end results were fantastic. We would definitely recommend Float to anyone looking for professional and accurate commissions.”

Suzy Kingswood – Director, 3 Design Scotland

“I have personally worked with Andy and Jo on projects both at home and abroad for more than a decade. The quality of their work is outstanding, and their attention to detail is always spot-on. I have been through the visualisation process hundreds of times with them, and still get excited seeing the various layers being added, but their final reveal to this day gets me every time.

Outstanding work that clients are always blown away by, as it gives them an invaluable sneak preview of their finished product, whilst adding a very valuable marketing tool.”

Jim Hamilton – Founder, Jim Hamilton Design

“I have worked with Float on various large-scale projects across the globe. Their creativity towards projects has worked well in assisting us with a range of requirements from photorealism to concept visualisation, and their ability to respond well to complex requirements in a highly design-driven environment has made them one of my key collaborators.”

Sanjay Tanwani – Director of Middle East Operations, AECOM

“We really enjoy working with Float. They have an instinctive understanding of what we are looking for and they have produced some outstanding visualisations that have supported our domestic and international projects. The quality of their work and collaborative approach integrates well with our design process, and we would highly recommend them to anyone who is serious about communicating their design intent.”

David Ross - Director, Keppie Design

“FLOAT are brilliant to work with due to their flexible, collaborative and responsive approach which delivers visuals that not only effectively convey our design intent, but also enhance our overall vision for the interiors of our developments. Their professionalism, speed, and exceptional talent for producing stunning results make them an asset on any project.”

Gary Watt – Regional Director, Igloo Regeneration

Awards & Press

Scottish Design Awards 2022 Winner

Scottish Design Awards 2023 Winner

As featured in The Herald newspaper

As featured in The Scotsman newspaper

ANDREW GLENESK

Senior Architectural 3D Visualisation Specialist

Andrew, is one of our senior visualisation artists at Float and holds Bachelor’s degree in Games Art and Animation from Glasgow Caledonian University. From complex 3D modelling to captivating immersive environments, Andrew’s attention for detail is second only to his passion for solving problems for our clients.

When he’s not creating compelling visualisations, Andrew can often be found fixing his car or playing Baldur’s Gate.

ALEX MCROBERTS

Senior Architectural 3D Visualisation Specialist

Alex, one of our visualisation artists at Float, holds degrees in Product Design from the University of Strathclyde and Digital Documentation & Visualisation from the Glasgow School of Art. From engineering to industrial design, he is experienced in various disciplines, all while harbouring a curious obsession with cracking technical puzzles.

When he’s not busy sketching splines and meticulously tweaking polygons, Alex can often be found fighting with his 7 Iron or attempting to turn his kitchen into a disco.

NATASHA CRAIN

Architectural 3D Visualisation Specialist

Natasha, a visualisation artist with a MA degree in 3D Design in Virtual Environments from Glasgow Caledonian University, brings her expertise to a wide range of projects, from local gigs to grand masterplans. She dedicates herself to consistently delivering exceptional work across various mediums.

Outside of work, Natasha explores her culinary creativity and dives into the world of video games. She can find herself spending hours battling fierce monsters, and occasionally a dodgy oven.

JO STEWART

Senior Architectural 3D Visualisation Specialist

Meet Jo, a senior artist at Float with a 1st class honours degree in Interior and Environmental Design from Duncan of Jordanstone Art School. 

With nearly 15 years of experience in the arch viz industry, Jo joined the Float team in summer of 2021, showcasing her exceptional attention to detail and a passion for bringing clients’ visions to life.

Outside of Float, you’ll find Jo immersed in her favourite hobbies. She loves the art of decorating and upcycling furniture. As a mum of two young boys, Jo also cherishes spending quality time outdoors, exploring the scenic wonders of Scotland.

ALASTAIR MILLER

Client Director

Alastair is our Client Director, with over 15 years of experience as a commercial leader in the field of architectural visualisation. He is hugely passionate about delivering top-tier architectural visualisation and digital engagement solutions that make an impact.

He is always identifying and seizing opportunities for our clients to add value and achieve more; challenging, asking questions and digging deeper to truly understand a client’s objectives and deliver outstanding results. He’s the go-to person to speak to about your 3D visualisation requirements.

When he’s not at Float, he enjoys hillwalking and has enthusiastically taken on the challenge of Munro-bagging. Also, not averse to a late night on the dancefloor.

Andy Pennington

Founder and Creative Director

Since graduating from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2003, Andy has been a visualisation artist for over 20 years. His experience collaborating with designers and his love of storytelling through visualisation has allowed him to hone his craft over the decades.

Andy started Float in 2019 with the intention of creating a highly talented team of collaboration-centric artists. Since then, Float has gone on to win multiple awards for visualisation, producing work for global brands and world leaders alike. He now supports the Float team as the managing and creative director, with a particular focus on quality and narrative.

When not at Float, Andy enjoys Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, and plays competitively on the Scottish competition scene. He’s a Brown Belt in Shotokan Karate and can often be found listening to Chillwave and enjoying a glass of Rioja.