About

Having spent the last half year splitting my time between production on a short stop motion film and working on my latest illustrated children's book, occasionally coming out into the light to teach Cel Action courses and lecture part time on the Animation degree course at Plymouth College of Art I am now back working full time as a Cel Action generalist at King Rollo Films on their latest childrens production Winnie and Wilbur, of Winnie the witch fame.

During my previous time at King Rollo Films in Devon I worked primarily as an animator on the second series of Poppy Cat. A Nickelodeon children's series, Poppy Cat 2 aired in over 85 countries and allowed me to gain experience of working under brilliant professional direction and a very complete understanding of the software CelAction. When production ended I was selected to stay on to train to teach the software and work on pre-production for other projects.

My background is in Fine art, I graduated from Camberwell College of Art and Design with a 1st class honours degree in Drawing. After graduating I had a year of freelance and personal work before moving to Bournemouth to study MA 3D Computer Animation at the NCCA from which I graduated in the summer of 2013. The form of my work changed throughout my degree, hovering somewhere between installation, animation, painting and sculpture. However drawing was always present, providing a consistent foundation for the development of my ideas throughout. My MA allowed me to apply the self-motivated, independent work ethic I had developed on my degree in pursuit of the new skills of 3D modelling, texturing, lighting and compositing as well as 3D animation. I gained experience of working in groups, and taking on the roles of character designer, storyboard and layout artist and became proficient in the use of the 3d software SoftImage and increased my knowledge of Maya.

The Fine art degree I chose to do endowed me with substantial resources of self-motivation which have served me well as an independent Artist. I have no problem sustaining enthusiasm and like many animators I am stubborn, unhappy unless I feel that what I am creating is just right. I am fascinated with the process of constructing movement and the creation of character, empathy and story. I am passionate about animation and exploring the scope of the human imagination.

Feel free to contact me for further enquiries or to discuss freelance work. I have experience working on animated shorts and music videos, as well as in character design, storyboarding, illustration and portraiture.

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