2018 - Currently Lead Animator at Liquid Animation
Project: Cut Out 2d Animation (Project name yet to be disclosed)
Currently I am working on a 2d project that requires me to build rigs in Toon Boom and then animate them. It has been incredibly fun to retrain in a 2d package and it has definitely improved my overall understanding of animation principles.
2017 - Animation Supervisor at Liquid Animation
Animator Supervisor for season 11 of the CG animated TV show - Polly Pocket. My responsibilities on the show were to work with the modelling and comping departments to foresee any up coming issues, work alongside the production manager to make sure we reached our goals and hit deadlines, watch the edits of the show and help fix any problems that arose and to take Mattel feedback and apply it to our work. I worked closely with the animation director to make sure his vision for the episodes was reached. I had a team of 8 animators , all at different skill levels, that I helped guide through the production from previz to final polish. As well as this, I was animating 45 seconds a week and I was lucky enough to be assistant animation director for two episodes. It was a big challenge but one I found extremely rewarding.
2015 - 2017 Lead Animator at Liquid Animation (Australia)
Projects: Polly Pocket - Series 9 & 10, Disney 'Crossy Roads' Animation promos, 'Doc McStuffins - Pull - ups' campaign & other projects yet to be disclosed.
Lead animator on a children television series. Helping the show move from the script all the way through to rendering and edit. Other projects at Liquid include animating and rigging in Toon Boom Harmony, senior character animator on a number of CG advertising campaigns and television shows, as well as helping write creative content, scripts and concepts for a number of international campaigns. Creating 35/40 seconds of animation per week.
2013-2015 Animation and Art Teacher (South Korea)
Teaching students aged 5 to 16 about animation and art. This included drawing basics, stop-motion, 2D and CG. Lectures in animation principles, acting and the psychology involved in animation. Some classes would be on a one-to-one basis, but classes could consist of up to 30 students.
2013-2015 Freelance Illustrator & Designer (‘Daegu’s Time to Give’ & ‘Love 142 Daegu’)
Designing and producing all advertising and promotional material for the charities’ Facebook pages, websites, merchandise and events.
2011-2013 Blue Zoo Animation Studios
Projects: ‘Olive the Ostrich’, ‘Tree Fu Tom’, ‘Tree Fu Tom’ (online game)
Duties: Character animator on a range of characters in the show, as well as working on the layout and placement of cameras. Weekly critiques were also part of the process along with monthly story board meetings. 25 - 30 seconds a week of animation was required.
2011-2013 Dramatico Productions
Project: ‘The Wombles’ (pilot)
Duties: Creating animation tests and character development for ‘The Wombles’ animation pilot, also helping develop ideas for the look of the show. Responsibilities would also include working on layout, placement of cameras and testing rigs.
2010-2011 TT Games
Projects: Lego licensed video games (Clone Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones 2, Harry Potter: Years 1-4)
Duties: Animating a large variety of characters including 4 legged and 6 legged creatures. I also created cycling in-game animations, and storytelling animation for cut – scenes. Animators were also required to upload animation into the current game and test their work.
2008-2011 TT Animation Studios
Projects: ‘What’s Your News?’ (Uk & Canadian editions), ‘Buddy Patrol’ (pilot)
Duties: Character animator on both realistic and ‘cartoony’ characters, lip syncing , motion capture data tidy up, set dressing, rig testing , compositing scenes together as well as a small amount of rigging and skinning characters.
2005-2008 - Glamorgan Centre of Art and Design Technology (GCADT)
BA (Hons) Computer Animation
Foundation in Art and Design Technology
City & Guilds in Life Drawing
2003 - Neath College
BTEC in Media Performance
Maya, 3D Studio Max, Toon Boom Harmony Premium, Storyboard Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Motion Builder, Adobe Premiere, XSI, and Microsoft Office.
Member of AnimDojo - an online animation school (2018)
Writer for ‘Skwigly’ online animation magazine
Winner of ‘Highest Achievement Award’ at GCADT (2008)
Costume Assistant and Runner on ITV production of ‘Carrie’s War’
Completed an online ‘Character Design’ course (2014)
Completed an online rigging and modelling course (2014)
References available upon request.