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Education

  • 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.

Skills

  • camera, character & creature animation

  • illustration & storyboarding

  • shot creation and composition

  • visual storytelling and narrative structure

  • strong sense of timing and comedy

  • sequence editing

Credits

  • 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

Technical skills

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.

Previous clients

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.