I’m an award-winning Animation Director and Illustrator based in London. I have an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art in London and a BA from the University of Westminster.
I love working in hand-drawn animation in these more and more digital times. My technique is adjusted to the clients’ needs - first I create digital animation and when that stage is approved, I move on to the analogue stage and either animate in ink, charcoal, crayons, and paint. Creating animation that feels physical and tactile brings me a lot of joy although I am also proficient in digital animation and have a lot of experience in assisting on music videos, short films, and ads for other directors. Latest project I worked on as a Lead Animator - Scale by Joseph Pierce - was screened at Cannes and won multiple festival awards worldwide.
The main themes of my works are the absurdity of the world around us and the surreal, while other works and films focus on conveying the unconscious and its desires, fears, and the anxiety of the insomniac mind. I love to take inspiration from real-life stories and transform them into engaging short films and visuals. I also enjoy working on documentaries that allow me to research the topic thoroughly and help convey the emotions and tackle difficult subjects.
My graduation film Nigel was premiered on Short of the Week and honoured with a Vimeo Staff Pick. It has been nominated for the McLaren Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and received awards worldwide. I am currently working on a few projects which include Animation Direction for a documentary funded by Arts Council in Ireland about the influence of solitary confinements on mental health and developing smaller projects in the meantime.
My past clients include among others the Natural History Museum in London, Akhram Khan Company, Arts Council Ireland, Passion Pictures, Strangebeast & Sony.
I'm always up for collaboration and new challenges so please get in touch! :)
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