About Me

An enthusiastic hard-working artist with a traditional hand-drawn animation background and great understanding of CelAction. Experienced in storyboarding for film and television, with design and development skills as well as published material in national magazines.

With an MA degree in animation, I have also visited schools teaching about comics and animation.

CelAction, Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Illustration, Storyboarding.

Employment History -----------------------------------------------

July 2010 –           Dinamo Productions
April 2012            Lead Animator / Animator / Storyboard Artist / Design Development

                              Abadas - CBeebies / S4C / BBC Alba / RTE Jr
                              52 x 11’ episodes - a multi –layered interactive word and sound association series 
                                 for preschool viewers that mixes animation and live action.
                              Soli & Mo’s Nature Show / Heulwen & Lleu - CITV / S4C
                       26 x 7’ episodes - a mixed-media pre-school show which takes a look at nature and
                         its amusing range of animals combining a mix of animation and wildlife footage
                       Trust Mico - Online Shorts
                                 6 x 2’ episodes – animations featuring recommendation sites’ mascot.

June 2010           One Hand Clapping – Barnacled Warship
                             Digital hand drawn animation on award winning music video that won
                             Best Animation at the LA Global Film Festival.

April 2010 -         The Other
                              Storyboard Artist
                              Produced digital presentation storyboards for a pitch to a short film.

January 2010 -    Skillset Screen Academy Wales
                             Storyboard Artist & Graphic Designer
                             Storyboard Artist on a short film featured on BBC Big Screens and backed by Keep
                             Britain Tidy. Also designed posters, graphics and DVD covers for marketing.

September -        Good Story Productions - Ultramarines: The Movie
October 2009      Storyboard Artist
        Storyboarded sequences as well as fixing other artist’s panels and prepared them for
        animatic. Used Google Sketch-Up to interact with 3D sets to assist storyboards.

Dec 2008 -          Read a Million Words in Wales, RCT
March 2009       Guest Speaker/Teacher/Illustrator
                                  Teaching animation and how to draw comics to five comprehensive schools helping
                                  students illustrate stories they had written. Also commissioned to illustrate a
                                  students poem and short story.

Relevant Work Experience ----------------------------------------------------------------

June 2010         Dinamo
(1 week)           Animator
                           Worked on concept art to suit style of upcoming pitch.
                           Animated tests in Flash and CelAction.

March 2009     Calon
(1 week)           Storyboard Artist
                                                                   Sat in with script and storyboard discussions with Director Produced storyboards      
                                                                   based off episode script.

Qualifications & Relevant Training -----------------------------------------------------

2010                      Introduction to Maya
                              Central Saint Martins. London

2010                      Animating in Flash
                              Virtual Training Company

      Jan- April             Post Graduate Facility Production Trainee
      2010                     Skillset Screen Academy Wales
2009                      Volda University College
                              Acting for Animation Intensive Program - Pass                            

2004-2009            University of Glamorgan
2008-2009            MA Animation – Pass with Merit
2007-2008            BA(hons) Animation - First Class with Honours
2005-2007           Btec Higher National Diploma in Art and Design (Animation): Pass with Distinction
2004-2007           City and Guilds Life Drawing: Pass
2004-2005           Edexcel Diploma in Foundation Art & Design (Level 3)
                             (Specialising in Animation) - Distinction

2000-2004           Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School
                              2 A Levels, 1 AS Level and 9 GCSEs

References Available upon request--------------------------------------------------