Profile

A conscientious, creative and versatile senior artist, character designer and illustrator with ten years experience in the games industry, and a comprehensive background in the field of traditional illustration.

Having worked independently as a freelance artist, has a proven ability to meet demanding deadlines, is highly motivated and possesses the aptitude required to handle multiple tasks across a variety of platforms.

Core Skills

Career History

March 13 – Present day
Contracting Artist –
Big Red Crayon Ltd, my own company

Working in a variety of fields as an illustrator and artist. Contracts include:

February 04 – March 13
Senior Artist –
Connect2Media, Manchester

From a written or verbal brief, produced sketches, concept art and original character designs; followed by all animation, front end and in-game graphics. Published titles include:

March 03 – February 04
Freelance Artist

Liaised remotely with various companies to produce concept sketches and screen mockups through to original character design, animations and in-game graphics. Published titles include:

March 02 – February 03
Senior Artist – Tiertex Design Studios, Manchester

Liaised with the BBC, to produce level design, in-game graphics and maps:

December 01 – March 02
Artist – Rage Software, Warrington

March 00 – October 01
Artist – Friendly Giants, Bollington

February 92 – November 99
Background Artist and Book IllustratorFat City Films, Manchester

Credits include:
October 90 – December 91
Background Artist – Whizzline Animation, Leeds
March 90 – September 90
Freelance Book Illustrator
Academic Qualifications

September 86 – July 89
Manchester Polytechnic
Additional Information

Interests: Designing and making clothes, running, cycling and making stained glass ornaments.

Telephone: 0161 478 1287 | Mobile: +44(0)7969 503 930

Email: ails@talktalk.net | Website: www.bigredcrayon.co.uk

Sole Director of Big Red Crayon Ltd
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