Hello!

I am an ambitious, motivated animator and illustrator, who enjoys creating video and illustration with a sense of humour and personality.

I have a keen interest in the expression and tone of a scene or piece, and love exploring and refining my approach towards these things whether it’s through animation, colour schemes, lighting, framing, facial expressions, timing, etc.

In my time in the industry so far, I’ve shown a proven ability and temperament to work successfully within a group (or alone) and to deadlines. I’ve gained experience with both freelance and full-time studio work, developing a versatile portfolio that shows a range of professional technical and artistic skills.

I’m an enthusiastic, adaptable learner, having picked up new styles, programs and plug-ins as required.

I’m looking to continue to grow and develop my skills – particularly in character animation, storyboarding, idea development, and design. I enjoy working on many diverse projects that offer me a lot of variety in my day-to-day work. I’m open to opportunities that allow me to train in and challenge myself with the creative development of project ideas, and to develop the artistic and technical skills I have, hone new ones, and elevate them to a greater quality.

Employment

Content Creatures (2017-present)
Senior creative

  • Storyboarding
  • Styleframing
  • Character animation, rigging and design
  • Taking charge of projects involving character or characterful animation
  • Motion graphic design and animation
  • Contributing ideas and concepts
  • Matte painting, background and prop design
  • Compositing
  • Texturing
  • Basic 3D work
  • Editing
  • Scheduling
  • Assisting with presentations and slide decks

Hightime Engine (2017)
Animation director

  • Designing and producing an animated lyric video for the band “Coasts”

Thornback & Peel (2015)
Intern – duration 3 months

  • Producing a short animation for the company to use on social media

Somerset Wildlife Trust (2014)
Intern – duration 2 days plus 4 weeks home-based:

  • Producing an animation for the Trust
  • Shadowing the head of graphic design – learning about the working process and programs

Education

First class BA (Hons) animation (2014-2017)
University for the Creative Arts – Farnham

  • Won the graduation film award for Best Art Direction
  • Firsts in every unit throughout all three years
  • 2nd year film Miasma  won €1000 and Best Animation at Bundes Festival
  • Studied all aspects of animated film creation, from pre- to post-production, including 3D skills: texturing (Mari), animating, lighting and rendering (Maya and Redshift)
  • Weekly pitches of my films to industry professionals, from life-drawing tutors to TV ad directors

A*A* A-level in double art & design (2012-2014)
Esher College – Thames Ditton

  • Studied a wide range of artistic techniques, including animation and design
  • Began to work with companies (The V&A, Somerset Wildlife Trust) and study with local artists
  • Thesis on the psychology of design

Relevant skills & other experience

Software: 

  • 3D: Cinema 4D, Mari
  • 2D & Other: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Animate, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition, TVPaint Pro

Employment

Content creatures (2017-present)
Senior creative

  • Storyboarding
  • Styleframing
  • Character animation, rigging and design
  • Taking charge of projects involving character or characterful animation
  • Motion graphic design and animation
  • Contributing ideas and concepts
  • Matte painting, background and prop design
  • Compositing
  • Texturing
  • Basic 3D work
  • Editing
  • Scheduling
  • Assisting with presentations and slide decks

Hightime Engine (2017)
Animation director

  • Designing and producing an animated lyric video for the band “Coasts”

Thornback & Peel (2015)
Intern – duration 3 months

  • Producing a short animation for the company to use on social media

Somerset Wildlife Trust (2014)
Intern – duration 2 days plus 4 weeks home-based:

  • Producing an animation for the Trust
  • Shadowing the head of graphic design – learning about the working process and programs

Education

First class BA (Hons) animation (2014-2017)
University for the Creative Arts – Farnham

  • Won the graduation film award for Best Art Direction
  • Firsts in every unit throughout all three years
  • 2nd year film Miasma  won €1000 and Best Animation at Bundes Festival
  • Studied all aspects of animated film creation, from pre- to post-production, including 3D skills: texturing (Mari), animating, lighting and rendering (Maya and Redshift)
  • Weekly pitches of my films to industry professionals, from life-drawing tutors to TV ad directors

A*A* A-level in double art & design (2012-2014)
Esher College – Thames Ditton

  • Studied a wide range of artistic techniques, including animation and design
  • Began to work with companies (The V&A, Somerset Wildlife Trust) and study with local artists
  • Thesis on the psychology of design

Relevant skills & other experience

Software: 

  • 3D: Cinema 4D, Mari
  • 2D & Other: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Animate, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition, TVPaint Pro