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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLiverpool, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArt Director - Motion Graphics Designer - Illustrator

About me

Specialising in motion graphics, art direction and illustration I have an in-depth understanding of creative communication and I am passionate in the belief that everything begins with good ideas. I thrive off working in partnership with clients, helping discover their vision and conveying it to their audience. I am experienced in developing original concepts or working from existing briefs - independently creating all assets or working in collaboration with other illustrators and designers. To view some examples of my work please head over to my site which will be updated regularly. Freelance, motion, graphics, animation, after effects, cinema 4D, art direction, idea generation, video, editor, graphic design, print design, branding, digital design, Manchester, Liverpool, London, England,

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  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Brand Identity
  • Illustrator
  • Cinema 4D
  • Title Sequence
  • Motion Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Music Videos

Work history


Creative Lead


Aug 2015
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • At Zircom I was responsible for collaborating with the client and accounts team on various briefs through the initial discovery stage to developing a concept that fulfilled the clients vision and best communicated the story to their audience. On agreeing a direction and method I was responsible for scoping the project, developing the script, storyboarding, creating animatics, designing client visuals, creating the assets and finally animating and editing the videos. I managed a team of animators and designers, identifying talent and appropriately delegating tasks. Employing both 2D and 3D techniques I created a wide variety of animations including explainer, idents, character, icon and text, story based, product mock-ups and event animations. Significant achievements included the implementation of a production workflow; introducing processes, procedures and project management tools such as Trello and to streamline video production. This enabled efficient project management and the opportunity to add extra value to projects and deliver to tight deadlines. Other duties included digital and print design, producing websites, infographics, flyers, posters, brochures and special print projects.



BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation

Manchester Metropolitan Universirty

Jun 1999
  • Manchester, United Kingdom


Jun 2006 - Aug 2007
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom