Charlie Minnion

Animator / Motion Designer / Illustrator

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I have over 5 years experience working with a variety of clients using animation and visual communication to explain, promote & entertain. Motivated by my love for drawing, art, films, visual communication and storytelling led me to graduate in 2012 from University College Falmouth with a 1st class degree in Digital Animation. I moved up to London later that year and commenced my animation career. Along the way, I’ve had the good fortune to work with some wonderful clients and on some great projects. Animation is a fantastic medium for providing clarity and engaging audiences... it’s also super fun to bring stories and ideas to life!

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Motion Design
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Animation
  • Illustration

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The British Library

    The British Library

    • Education & Research
  • R

    RIX Research and Media

    • U

      UKLA

      • C

        Creative Nuts

        Work history

        2018

        Animator and Illustrator

        RIX Research and Media

        Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Created an animation to explain the RIX MultiMe Toolkit, an app for people with special needs & disabilities, their families, carers and professionals. Following this, I designed and illustrated a series of slides to fit with a presentation on the topic of multimedia advocacy.

        2018

        Digital Illustrator

        UKLA

        Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Created an infographic illustration for an educational book. I drew an adventurous scene with two characters on a backdrop of interconnected islands, to outline the various methods of making literacy more accessible.

        2017

        Aug 2017 - Nov 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Created the following items to help promote the "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibition: - 6 animated GIFs for social media - A Snapchat filter - Animated digital escalator panel ads for the underground

        2017

        Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Animated 5 clips for the BBC show "Partners in Rhyme".

        Education

        Currently

        BA (Hons) Digital Animation - First Class Honours

        University College Falmouth

        Sep 2009
        • Falmouth, United Kingdom
        • On this course, I learned about the principles of animation & applied them to both independent and team projects. The course covered many areas including pre production, 2D, 3D, visual effects and cinematography. The course has now changed its title to "Animation and Visual Effects." Before this, I spent one year on UCFs Illustration degree. Whilst on this course I learned several core skills: colour, composition, drawing, conceptual thinking, narrative and pacing. My decision to change resulted from my desire to work more collaboratively and I was more influenced by film and animation.

        Awards

        2014

        • This nomination was for "The Incomplete Activist", an animation I worked on with the team at CreativeConnection. It was based on research by a PhD student, exploring the Lifeworlds of Community Activists. Looking at both their characteristics, the dynamics of their actions and the challenges they face. It was made in 2013, and nominated for the award in 2014.

        2013

        Chance of a Lifetime Film Competition - Awarded First Place

        Bristol Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

        • Awarded first place for an animation I directed on the theme of promoting against nuclear weapons. The competition was judged by David Sproxton of Aardman Animations.