Anastasia Pillar is a stop-motion specialist currently based in Bristol, England. She is a character designer, sculptor, and puppet maker, with a special interest in costume fabrication. She particularly loves designing costumes and characters with historical influences and loves that costumes can tell the audience so much about a character. Anastasia is also an illustrator, producing a variety of commissioned pieces. She worked as the director of an anti-knife crime campaign for Avon and Somerset Police launched in 2020. Anastasia is currently developing the art direction and story for a stop-motion/hybrid revival of Pride and Prejudice with a twist.