Diploma, Advanced Studies in Character Animation - Animation Mentor, USA, 2011
BSc (Hons) Visualisation - University of Teesside, 2006
HNC in Computing Wakefield College, 2002
GNVQ Advanced IT - Wakefield College, 2001
In addition, I continue to maintain a personal culture of continuous professional development, including completing an Animation Mentor Animals & Creatures Masterclass and completing courses on such services as Masterclass, Digital Tutors, Cartoon Smart, Skillshare and Creature Art Teacher.
The Origin Story
Originally from a mining village Up North, I’ve been a professional digital artist since moving to London in 2006, starting as a 3D modeller and generalist, later becoming a dedicated character and creature animator for commercials, TV and events. I am a natural leader with an eye for story and cinematography and eventually found a home in feature film visualisation. A lifelong learner, in my spare time I write scripts, draw storyboards, and study film.
camera, character & creature animation
illustration & storyboarding
shot creation and composition
visual storytelling and narrative structure
strong sense of timing and comedy
Bond 25 | Previs sequence lead, postvis artist
Fast & Furious 9 | Previs artist
Dora & The Lost City of Gold | Postvis supervisor
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw | Lead Previs artist
Spider-Man: Far from Home | Previs artist
Men in Black: International | Previs artist
Aladdin | Postvis supervisor
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle | Postvis supervisor
The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle | Previs sequence lead
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom | Previs artist, sequence lead, postvis artist
Autodesk Maya, Sketchbook Pro, Mudbox, 3DS Max, XSI; Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop, After Effects, Animate/Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Fuse; Apple OSX, Final Cut Pro/X, Quicktime Pro; The Foundry Nuke; Microsoft Windows.
Animagine Studios, Animation Mentor, Atomic Arts, Atticus Finch, Bandoola Productions, Brickyard VFX, Curiscope, Debneyink, Drive Productions, Finger Industries, Flipbook, Flock, four55, Greensplash, Hamilton+Kidd, The House of Curves, Ingelby, Kazoo Creative, Kingston University, Moving Image Exchange, Outbound, Pipedreams Productions, Proof Inc., Seed Animation, Square Zero, Taylor James, Trinity College Dublin, Trunk Animation, Unit Media, Universal Everything, Valtech, XPI Simulation, Zero VFX.