Yellow Studio Wins Craft Team Award At BAFTA Craft Awards For 2023 Eurovision

LONDON MONDAY 29 APRIL 2024 - New York design firm Yellow Studio won the Entertainment Craft Team award at the 2024 BAFTA Television Craft Awards for their work creating the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The BAFTA Television Craft Awards took place at a ceremony in London, celebrating the exceptional creativity, skill and craft of behind-the-scenes television talent and the best programs of 2023. 

Julio Himede, founder of Yellow Studios, joins fellow winners Tim Routledge, Kojo Samuel, Michael Sharp and Dan Shipton, who were all recognised for their work creating and delivering the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. 

For the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, Yellow Studio served as the stage designer, which the UK hosted on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine. The architecture took inspiration from a wide hug that enfolded the Liverpool Arena – from above and below – opening its arms to Ukraine, and the show’s performers and guests worldwide. The unique stage design covered the arena floor, connecting the stage, performers, audience, and greenroom as one structure. This immersive approach offered contestants and hosts multiple performance locations and demonstrated how music can transcend borders and unite people as one unit. 

Julio Himede, Founder of Yellow Studio, said: “It’s a wonderful honour to win a BAFTA Craft Television Craft Award along with my fellow creative colleagues through the power and unity of music. This award is a testament to the hard work of the creative team that helped create and deliver the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest”.  

The BAFTA Television Craft Awards were hosted for the first time by award-winning TV presenter Stacey Dooley, and took place at The Brewery London. The night featured host of top TV talent as guest presenters including; Angelica Bell, Bettany Hughes, Callum Scott Howells, Cliff Parisi, Daniel Laurie, Diane Carson, Emily Lloyd-Saini, Humphrey Ker, Jodie Ounsley, Josh Tedeku, Judi Love, Katie Piper, Liz Bonnin, Mawaan Rizwan, Myles Kamwendo, Ray Panthaki, Ria Hebden, Rochelle Neil, Roisin Gallagher, Saffron Coomber, Tanya Moodie and Yazmin Belo.

Based in New York, Yellow Studio is the world’s leading design studio, specialising in production design, creative direction and art direction for television and live events. Over the past two decades, Yellow Studio and its team of creatives have worked on some of the biggest televised events that have left a lasting impression on millions of audiences across the globe. During the past year, Yellow Studio has been responsible for creating some of the biggest moments in live entertainment, serving as the design team for 2024 Grammy Awards and the 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards.