I love making images and telling visual stories and am constantly experimenting with approaches, materials and techniques.
My work has many strands. Making portraits gets me under the skin of the subject in many of the same ways getting under the skin of an animation character. Animation design and illustration for me are closely linked complimenting, expanding and providing a subtext to the script. Animation has always been a natural development.
The Magic of animation found me just before I completed my MA at The Royal College of Art. I graduated with a short film shown at The Best of British Animation Festival; this began a career working in the Animation Industry, Designing and animating Series, Promos and Directing Commercials and Motion graphics .
Clients and Projects include –
Animation and commercials direction and motion graphics – Saachi&Saachi, Scwartzkopf, Channel 4, BBC, Sky Arts
Illustration – Island Records, Feel Agency, Guardian, Mc Zine
Children’s series – Golden Books, Colin McNaughton’s Preston Pig and Blue Dragon for the BBC for design and Background design
Graphic Designer Production Designer – Bafta nominated Short TRANSIT
Short films director and animator – Give me Some Action 1982, Stol 2008
Solo shows – BLOW 2011, Shh! Gallery, London
PORTOBELLO PORTRAITS – 2012 Tabernacle Gallery, London
I have taught Animation at BA and MA level. Kingston University, London Metropolitan University, Film Akademie BadenWurtenburg, and have been External Assesor on the MA and BA Animation courses at UCLAN