I am an experienced commercial Illustrator and Animator with over 25 years in the industry.
I’ve spent the past 18 years working in digital for a wide range of businesses from healthcare and education to gaming.  Producing illustration, design and animation for games,
TV commercials, animated short films, web content, e-learning content, mobile and tablet apps for clients including BBC, Channel 4, Disney, Lego, Oracle, Eidos, Sony Playstation and Ubisoft.


Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Animate (Flash), Adobe Illustrator.

Career Details

May 2013 – present: Freelance Illustrator and Animator

Producing pitch artwork, storyboarding, illustration and animation for clients, including:

• BBC3 – Editorial illustration.

• Plug-in Media – Pitch artwork, animation and game content.

• Jollywise – Pitch artwork and game content.

• South Downs National Park – ‘Tilt’ hired me to produce an animation on responsible dog ownership, using characters I created based on voice recordings of interviews with real dog walkers.  Click here to view project

• Unilever – Oracle – Working with ‘Plastic Pictures’ I produced internal training animations for Unilever, also a condensed history of Oracle, in ‘A Tech Trip Down Memory Lane’.  Click here to view project

March 2000 – May 2013: Senior Illustrator, Kerb, Digital Creative Company

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• Lead concept artist at Kerb, which specialised in producing games for viral marketing, animated TV adverts, e-learning content, web design and mobile and tablet apps.
• Involved in all elements of production, from brainstorming to delivery: pitch artwork, storyboarding, character design, user interface design, logos and animation.
• Managing a team of modellers translating 2D concept artwork into finished 3D assets.
• Clients and projects I worked on include:

BBC – Radio 1 Showtime game; Children in Need Pudsey’s Bake-Off game; Newsround Animal Rescue game; My Almost Famous Family Superlife game; Ma France e-learning game; Dick and Dom Bung-A-lympics game; BBC Wales Bullies animation; Casualty Luke’s Ambulance game; CBeebies Red Riding Hood animation; Fimbles Bubble Paint game; Ben and Smalls Baking game; Hider in the House game; Tweenies Bella’s Stall game; and Springwatch Colour game.

Channel 4 – Stack Da Police game; You Lose game.

Disney – Pooh and Friends mobile wallpapers; Magic Emoji mobile game; Buzz Lightyear Zurg game; Kim Possible Rufus Rescue game; Lilo and Stitch pod collection game; Teamo Supremo game; Puzzle Kingdom game.

Lego – Train Driver and Airport Action games.

Sony Playstation – PSP Essentials games – Robo Defender, Space Tower and Grav Lander; Jak II Renegade website and game; Loco Roco 2 website and game; EyePet game; Invizimals Shadow Zone website and game.

Stan James – Free Kick Challenge game; Royal Racers game

Ubisoft – Fashion Addict game.


My highlights:

Stan James ‘Free Kick Challenge’ – my character and UI design and animation, which was a hugely successful game for Kerb and client. NMA Effectiveness Award Winner – over 81 million unique game plays and still going strong Click here to view project

I enjoy being able to employ different styles and methods – demonstrated by

Channel 4 ‘You Lose’ game – I created and produced illustrations in Photoshop then animated the pop-ups in Flash. Click here to view project

Ubisoft ‘Fashion Addict’ game – drawing in vectors gave the illustrations a sketched feel and allowed me to produce a very quick turn around of assets. Click here to view project

Sept 1991 – Feb 2000 Co-Owner – 4 Elements/Upfront, Screen Printing Company

• Specialising in one-off airbrushed T-shirts and test printing for large scale T-shirt production.
• Running the art department, creating separations for silk screening.
• Both photo mechanical transfer cameras and hand cut stencil methods.

1988 – 2000 Freelance Illustrator and Signwriter

• T-Shirt graphics for fashion labels the Custard Shop, Dope Clothing, Bone Idol and Mau Mau.
• Skateboard graphics for Deathbox, Dope, FSU and Pig City Skates.
• Also produced signs for local businesses using traditional signwriting techniques.


1985 – 1987 Eastbourne College of Art: National Diploma in Art and Design,
merit in Illustration

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