BBC Bitesize Fountain of Youth

Another board for the beeb! 2016 summer Bitesize storyboard/animatic - See the finished thing here

Miffy Blue Zoo training

7 minute Miffy Storyboard whilst I was at Blue Zoo story training

BBC bitesize Banshee

Bitesize storyboard and animatic for the Beeb summer 2016 - finally able to show it! See the finished thing here

Digby Dragon BlueZoo training

Storyboard section of Digby Dragon whilst at Blue Zoo!

Animation reel 2017

New showreel! Only a little'n at 30 seconds as i'm becoming more of a generalist these days - Production/Design/Animation combooo! All animation here is mine.

Lucky
Lucky

New storyboard! Made with Boords app from the lovely folk over at Animade. It's about a fish who has met her doom. OOOOR HAS SHEEEEE

Scream for Pizza

Recent animated commission for the Scream For Pizza girls who wanted something fun to go with their new jingle. Also their pizza is the absolute best ever 🍕

Flat character shapes
Flat character shapes

Some fun bodyshape characters for Arcus' latest work for Joslin Rhodes - Two were used and tweaked, two were saved for another day 8}

Roller banner
Roller banner

Just an unused idea for a roller banner for an event (I chopped off the bottom bit, which was basically just a big space of 'lorem ipsum') We didnt end up needing it in the end as there wasn't space for it!

Up yours
Up yours

Concept art stuff for work that I can finally share! This guy is supposed to be an arsehole. I thought it'd be really funny if he was horrible to everyone but was this adorable purpley-pink shade with a fluffy tail!

Floating Island
Floating Island

Really proud of this one! I got to design and illustrate everything in this fun little animation for Joslin Rhodes. Floating islands + fun character shapes. It was nice to do some flat design!

See the full animation here:

Flat character family
Flat character family

Character designed for Arcus' latest animation for Joslin Rhodes. This extended family helped realise the main character and give him a bit of life (and a moody goth granddaughter)

Dungeon
Dungeon

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival

Yer so pretty
Yer so pretty

Plants gettin it' onnnn 

B+W Flat characters
B+W Flat characters

Flat design background characters. You can spot these in the Arcus explainer vid which you can watch here! Especially Biz-man, who has his own section "Money...It's fun to roll in!"

aNEmates
aNEmates

Helping out bossman with an aNEmates logo! Arcus wanted to create a meetup for local people in the animation industry, so aNEmates was born. (NE is the shorthand for Newcastle) - The 'NE' changes every week!

Bye bye baby!
Bye bye baby!

Rejected pitch idea! Daddy Coconut waving off his baby as he floats out to sea to find a new home 

Bingomation
Bingomation

My boss James told me about Hayley Akins project Bingomation so I though i'd have a go. You're given a reduced colour palette and lots of limits as it's a gif, so it's a neat little project for an evening!

DigitalArts did a write up on the project! Thanks Digi-art, you guys are babez

Becoming Reverend Animation

Little fun project for a father with a low sperm count 👍 Background and character design (based on a real guy!)

Who won Christmas?

Environment and character design for Arcus' insane 2016 Xmas animation, the lizard-overlords were my section (Also the screech!) #lizardoverlords

Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to
Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to

Poor Santa - the butt of the Arcus animation! This was a nice collaboration between me and character animator Tom, we designed and animated him in an afternoon, it was nice to try something outside of Arcus' comfort zone!

Bee
Bee

A Bee just having a good roll around in some pollen 

Ice Cream cats
Ice Cream cats

The first piece of concept stuff for work that I'm finally allowed to share 8} This was fun as the brief was 'just do what you want!' and out of the blue this arsehole cat and his scaredy friend were born

Water droplets??
Water droplets??

Yeh this one's a bit more obscure. Made sense in the pitch! It's some badass water travelling up a plant 

Pirates and mermaids
Pirates and mermaids

Yaaaarg! A few of these didn't make the edit, but the lovely @lukeflowers was being very nice about the pirate and the mermaid, so I might do something with these two later!

Herpy Berthderr
Herpy Berthderr

My boss James had a birthday, so I made him this using my phone and the animatic app - it's pretty good! Found out about it from Animade's Tom Judd

Die Hard Xmas
Die Hard Xmas

YIPPIE-KAY-YAY!

Gotta love a bit of Die Hard for Xmas

(animation+design)

Art gallery
Art gallery

Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival. This one's a modern art gallery. Spot the sneaky Damien Hirst!

Scandi mountain concept art
Scandi mountain concept art

Some concept art stuff for work that I can finally share as it's been developed beyond this 8}

Brushes courtesy of the amazing Kyle T Webster as per usual

Pallas Cat!
Pallas Cat!

This is not connected to a client or studio - I found out about this magical fluffy wild cat and NEEDED TO DRAW IT!

PS Watch this and fall in love.

bedroom
bedroom

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival, this one's the main character's bedroom.

7-11
7-11

The boys in the studio didn't get this one at all, BUT If you've seen Beyonce's video for 7-11 you'll recognise it!

(animation/design)

Blinknow Home
Blinknow Home

A little pic of the lovely home of Maggie from Blinknow 

Maggie founded an orphanage in Nepal when she was 18 years old (!!!) and has since grown her organisation to include a school and womens centre. Please have a look at their site!

See Maggie's amazing DO LECTURES talk here, you won't regret it!

UI messing about
UI messing about

Experimenting with my cheesy font design (see blogpost) and some weird app concepts

Arcus Animation Explainer

The Arcus explainer vid! I'm dead proud of this one, I was involved in the storyboarding and key concepts, as well as designing the backgrounds and assets! ... and doing the cringey voice over

Classroom Background
Classroom Background

A bit of background scenery for the most recent Arcus work for Oxbridge Learning, which you can see here

A very Nostromo Xmas
A very Nostromo Xmas

I made a bunch of fun gifs for Arcus to release over Christmas! This one's a favourite, because Ellen Ripley is bae. Arcus liked this one so it got made into the Arcus Christmas card this year!

(animation/design)

TICE presentation
TICE presentation

A few slides from my talk for some GCSE age kids for TICE, you can read up about it here (FYI, they had no idea who Steve Buscemi was, aaaargh!)

CIVIL WAAAAR
CIVIL WAAAAR

Arcus made a silly gif about the new Captain America film, this was my contribution! (Brief was 'super cute lettering' so this was inspired by decoden phone cases!)

Wedding invite
Wedding invite

"Now what is a wedding? Well, Webster's dictionary describes a wedding as: the process of removing weeds from one's garden." - Homer Simpson

Wedding invite for a friend! She moved to Ghana last year, and sent references of an african textile print she wanted to incorporate. Custom lettering and a bit of simple type and it' were' done!

App elements
App elements

Burger elements for a web app game for Fat Hippo Burgers! You can make your own burger by stacking the pieces on top of each other!

Papercraft cheese
Papercraft cheese

I love papercraft! So I decided to have a go whilst I was on my internship with Studio Precept years ago. It's a tribute to the youtube channel 'My Drunk Kitchen'

Lost boy
Lost boy

Character turnarounds and early colour concepts for a boy who gets lost in the woods, his final design changed somewhat from this original - I just really like drawing chubby characters

Watercolour cats
Watercolour cats

A bunch of digital watercolour looks for some early character concepts for work. The texture was fun, but too complicated to re-produce!

Hexels pizza
Hexels pizza

Artwork created for a review I wrote for Digital Arts Magazine on a little program called Hexels, which has just had it's second release!

Ya filthy animal!
Ya filthy animal!

Gifmas-gif number...i forget. Design by me, this one's animated by my studiomate Tom 8)

Peeeeeee
Peeeeeee

Gifmas gif number... something! This one was another I designed, but this time the animation was by my studiomate Nick 8)

Ambigram
Ambigram

About a year ago I organised a free creative event called 'Likeminded', it was about hearing from local business owners from the food and creative industries. This is the ambigram logo for it! Lots and lots of sketching to get this one right...

Pixel dinos
Pixel dinos

Pixel art made using a neat little isometric pixel art program called 'Hexels' - I loved it so much I wrote a review for DigitalArts! You can read the review here

Naughty Shakes
Naughty Shakes

A commission from local burger champions 'Fat Hippo'

Menu Border
Menu Border

Menu commision for my buddies who run 'The Sausage Emporium' - This whole thing is choked full of info about them. Also half of these designs also ended up on the owner's tattoo sleeve!

BBC Bitesize Fountain of Youth
Miffy Blue Zoo training
BBC bitesize Banshee
Digby Dragon BlueZoo training
Animation reel 2017
Lucky
Scream for Pizza
Flat character shapes
Roller banner
Up yours
Floating Island
Flat character family
Dungeon
Yer so pretty
B+W Flat characters
aNEmates
Bye bye baby!
Bingomation
Becoming Reverend Animation
Who won Christmas?
Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to
Bee
Ice Cream cats
Water droplets??
Pirates and mermaids
Herpy Berthderr
Die Hard Xmas
Art gallery
Scandi mountain concept art
Pallas Cat!
bedroom
7-11
Blinknow Home
UI messing about
Arcus Animation Explainer
Classroom Background
A very Nostromo Xmas
TICE presentation
CIVIL WAAAAR
Wedding invite
App elements
Papercraft cheese
Lost boy
Watercolour cats
Hexels pizza
Ya filthy animal!
Peeeeeee
Ambigram
Pixel dinos
Naughty Shakes
Menu Border
BBC Bitesize Fountain of Youth

Another board for the beeb! 2016 summer Bitesize storyboard/animatic - See the finished thing here

Miffy Blue Zoo training

7 minute Miffy Storyboard whilst I was at Blue Zoo story training

BBC bitesize Banshee

Bitesize storyboard and animatic for the Beeb summer 2016 - finally able to show it! See the finished thing here

Digby Dragon BlueZoo training

Storyboard section of Digby Dragon whilst at Blue Zoo!

Animation reel 2017

New showreel! Only a little'n at 30 seconds as i'm becoming more of a generalist these days - Production/Design/Animation combooo! All animation here is mine.

Lucky

New storyboard! Made with Boords app from the lovely folk over at Animade. It's about a fish who has met her doom. OOOOR HAS SHEEEEE

Scream for Pizza

Recent animated commission for the Scream For Pizza girls who wanted something fun to go with their new jingle. Also their pizza is the absolute best ever 🍕

Flat character shapes

Some fun bodyshape characters for Arcus' latest work for Joslin Rhodes - Two were used and tweaked, two were saved for another day 8}

Roller banner

Just an unused idea for a roller banner for an event (I chopped off the bottom bit, which was basically just a big space of 'lorem ipsum') We didnt end up needing it in the end as there wasn't space for it!

Up yours

Concept art stuff for work that I can finally share! This guy is supposed to be an arsehole. I thought it'd be really funny if he was horrible to everyone but was this adorable purpley-pink shade with a fluffy tail!

Floating Island

Really proud of this one! I got to design and illustrate everything in this fun little animation for Joslin Rhodes. Floating islands + fun character shapes. It was nice to do some flat design!

See the full animation here:

Flat character family

Character designed for Arcus' latest animation for Joslin Rhodes. This extended family helped realise the main character and give him a bit of life (and a moody goth granddaughter)

Dungeon

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival

Yer so pretty

Plants gettin it' onnnn 

B+W Flat characters

Flat design background characters. You can spot these in the Arcus explainer vid which you can watch here! Especially Biz-man, who has his own section "Money...It's fun to roll in!"

aNEmates

Helping out bossman with an aNEmates logo! Arcus wanted to create a meetup for local people in the animation industry, so aNEmates was born. (NE is the shorthand for Newcastle) - The 'NE' changes every week!

Bye bye baby!

Rejected pitch idea! Daddy Coconut waving off his baby as he floats out to sea to find a new home 

Bingomation

My boss James told me about Hayley Akins project Bingomation so I though i'd have a go. You're given a reduced colour palette and lots of limits as it's a gif, so it's a neat little project for an evening!

DigitalArts did a write up on the project! Thanks Digi-art, you guys are babez

Becoming Reverend Animation

Little fun project for a father with a low sperm count 👍 Background and character design (based on a real guy!)

Who won Christmas?

Environment and character design for Arcus' insane 2016 Xmas animation, the lizard-overlords were my section (Also the screech!) #lizardoverlords

Jolly fat guy we gotta say Hi to

Poor Santa - the butt of the Arcus animation! This was a nice collaboration between me and character animator Tom, we designed and animated him in an afternoon, it was nice to try something outside of Arcus' comfort zone!

Bee

A Bee just having a good roll around in some pollen 

Ice Cream cats

The first piece of concept stuff for work that I'm finally allowed to share 8} This was fun as the brief was 'just do what you want!' and out of the blue this arsehole cat and his scaredy friend were born

Water droplets??

Yeh this one's a bit more obscure. Made sense in the pitch! It's some badass water travelling up a plant 

Pirates and mermaids

Yaaaarg! A few of these didn't make the edit, but the lovely @lukeflowers was being very nice about the pirate and the mermaid, so I might do something with these two later!

Herpy Berthderr

My boss James had a birthday, so I made him this using my phone and the animatic app - it's pretty good! Found out about it from Animade's Tom Judd

Die Hard Xmas

YIPPIE-KAY-YAY!

Gotta love a bit of Die Hard for Xmas

(animation+design)

Art gallery

Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival. This one's a modern art gallery. Spot the sneaky Damien Hirst!

Scandi mountain concept art

Some concept art stuff for work that I can finally share as it's been developed beyond this 8}

Brushes courtesy of the amazing Kyle T Webster as per usual

Pallas Cat!

This is not connected to a client or studio - I found out about this magical fluffy wild cat and NEEDED TO DRAW IT!

PS Watch this and fall in love.

bedroom

Finally able to share these! Projected backdrop environments for a play during the Edinburgh festival, this one's the main character's bedroom.

7-11

The boys in the studio didn't get this one at all, BUT If you've seen Beyonce's video for 7-11 you'll recognise it!

(animation/design)

Blinknow Home

A little pic of the lovely home of Maggie from Blinknow 

Maggie founded an orphanage in Nepal when she was 18 years old (!!!) and has since grown her organisation to include a school and womens centre. Please have a look at their site!

See Maggie's amazing DO LECTURES talk here, you won't regret it!

UI messing about

Experimenting with my cheesy font design (see blogpost) and some weird app concepts

Arcus Animation Explainer

The Arcus explainer vid! I'm dead proud of this one, I was involved in the storyboarding and key concepts, as well as designing the backgrounds and assets! ... and doing the cringey voice over

Classroom Background

A bit of background scenery for the most recent Arcus work for Oxbridge Learning, which you can see here

A very Nostromo Xmas

I made a bunch of fun gifs for Arcus to release over Christmas! This one's a favourite, because Ellen Ripley is bae. Arcus liked this one so it got made into the Arcus Christmas card this year!

(animation/design)

TICE presentation

A few slides from my talk for some GCSE age kids for TICE, you can read up about it here (FYI, they had no idea who Steve Buscemi was, aaaargh!)

CIVIL WAAAAR

Arcus made a silly gif about the new Captain America film, this was my contribution! (Brief was 'super cute lettering' so this was inspired by decoden phone cases!)

Wedding invite

"Now what is a wedding? Well, Webster's dictionary describes a wedding as: the process of removing weeds from one's garden." - Homer Simpson

Wedding invite for a friend! She moved to Ghana last year, and sent references of an african textile print she wanted to incorporate. Custom lettering and a bit of simple type and it' were' done!

App elements

Burger elements for a web app game for Fat Hippo Burgers! You can make your own burger by stacking the pieces on top of each other!

Papercraft cheese

I love papercraft! So I decided to have a go whilst I was on my internship with Studio Precept years ago. It's a tribute to the youtube channel 'My Drunk Kitchen'

Lost boy

Character turnarounds and early colour concepts for a boy who gets lost in the woods, his final design changed somewhat from this original - I just really like drawing chubby characters

Watercolour cats

A bunch of digital watercolour looks for some early character concepts for work. The texture was fun, but too complicated to re-produce!

Hexels pizza

Artwork created for a review I wrote for Digital Arts Magazine on a little program called Hexels, which has just had it's second release!

Ya filthy animal!

Gifmas-gif number...i forget. Design by me, this one's animated by my studiomate Tom 8)

Peeeeeee

Gifmas gif number... something! This one was another I designed, but this time the animation was by my studiomate Nick 8)

Ambigram

About a year ago I organised a free creative event called 'Likeminded', it was about hearing from local business owners from the food and creative industries. This is the ambigram logo for it! Lots and lots of sketching to get this one right...

Pixel dinos

Pixel art made using a neat little isometric pixel art program called 'Hexels' - I loved it so much I wrote a review for DigitalArts! You can read the review here

Naughty Shakes

A commission from local burger champions 'Fat Hippo'

Menu Border

Menu commision for my buddies who run 'The Sausage Emporium' - This whole thing is choked full of info about them. Also half of these designs also ended up on the owner's tattoo sleeve!

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