Watching Studio Ghibli's Spirited away at the age of 15 opened some kind of revelation for me. Animation wasn't something "just for kids" - someone had to actually make this!
Somthing someone could do as a job!
So began a educational route to learn to be an animator.
I started on the schools computers back in 2006. Learning how to use what was then Macromedia Flash (now owned by adobe)
I taught myself frame by frame animation and motion tweening. Soon I was making "home animations" to upload online.
in 2009 with a small showreel I was accepted into the
University of Bolton's Animation & Illustration Course.
This course was lead by industry proffesionals
Illustrator for the Radio Times
and Meryl Edge
Key Frame Animator at Cosgrove Hall - BFG, Wind in the Willows, Danger Mouse.
There I honed my skills and after three years of hard work I graduated in 2012 with a degree
Bachelor of Arts 1st + Honours.
Finally I was an animator!
Since then I have made web animations for online influencers and indie film.
Although I can easily say animation is my passion, I do not tend to be able offer this service on a free-lance base often. This is due to time commitments and clashes with other jobs.
Animation Showreel - Dated Spring 2018:
Most Recent Animation - 2022:
Recent animation: Inspired by lo-fi hip hop beats videos.
These are a series of animation shorts. They are still in creation and are subject to change before final release.
They resolved around two LGBT characters who are in a relationship together. Originally created to supplement a personal web comic created project about these two and wanting to put voice and movement to them!
Click left and right to see animated gif's made for clients.
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Character Design and Turn Around:
Video showing the creation process from one of my animations: