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Do Fly

Find your way. Make a living. Be your best self.

Gavin Strange

Do work you love. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But the reality can be quite different. Whether you're just starting out or ready to head in a new direction, you're going to need some help turning your natural skills into success-seeking missiles of radness.

On hand is Gavin Strange, a creative working by night under the moniker JamFactory and, by day, at Aardman Animations – the Academy Award-winning studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

With advice, encouragement and a reminder that life’s too short to not pursue your passion, whatever your age or position - whether you're a recent school leaver, a graduate, a team leader or the actual CEO, Do Fly will inspire you to:

  • Change your perspective and revamp your mindset
  • Develop creative side projects
  • Stay optimistic and resilient
  • Discover skills and passions you never knew you had!

Do Fly is your all-in-one guide, ticket and passport to a new destination. Are you ready for take off?

This paperback purchase includes a free ebook download.


A unique formula for self-motivation, staying passionate, and striking that often elusive balance between paying the bills and enjoying life to the creative max. A gem of a book.

Inky Goodness

A light-hearted and hilarious guide packed full of lessons on how to discover your passion, turn it into something that supports you and dedicate 100% of your time to doing what you love. A frank, hip hop lyric-peppered self help book for people who don’t read self help books.

HUCK magazine

I read it in one sitting and it gave me the push I needed to make some exciting decisions the very next day! BOOM!

Amazon customer

International editions

Se réaliser - Audiobook coverFrench
Vuela - Audiobook coverSpanish
Fly - Audiobook coverArabic


Do Fly - Find your way. Make a living. Be your best self. - Audiobook
Gavin’s Do Lecture

Do Fly book trailer

To celebrate the release of my book, I wanted to make a short film. I collaborated with my friend and drone camera specialist Rob Anthill to present a top-down view of the world whilst our fragile yet plucky paper aeroplane makes its way on its journey!

About the author

Gavin Strange is a senior creative at Aardman Animations, the Academy Award-winning studio behind Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit. He is a believer in creative side projects and, by night, develops his own under the name, JamFactory. He is a speaker on the global circuit including OFFF, FITC and Wired: Next Generation. He took an unconventional route to get to where he is and urges young people to find a fulfilling vocation, to be stimulated and inspired every day. Gavin lives in Bristol with his young family and greyhound Arnie.

Product details

  • Pub date: May 2016
  • Dimensions: 120 x 178mm
  • Extent: 128 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-907974-26-7
  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-27-4


Colour photographs and illustrations by the author

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper

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