Emily Knight

Animation Designer

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Projects

  • Animation, Art Direction, Design, Character Design, Motion Graphics

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  • Gif, Animation, After Effects, Motion Graphics, Animal

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  • Animation, Art Direction, Character Design, Motion graphics

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  • Motion Graphics, Animation, Graphic Design, Typography, After Effects

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About me

As an animator and motion designer, I am attracted to bold, striking imagery and I love crafting moving images. I specialise in creating 2D animations, working with studios to form beautiful and purposeful design. I’m looking for projects that will allow me to create the best work of my career with you so please get in touch with me or check out my Behance portfolio linked below.

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Character Animation
  • Design
  • Directing
  • Character Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • 2D Animation
  • Background Design
  • After Effects Advanced
  • Storyboarding Writing
  • Flash
  • TV Paint Animation
  • Celaction

Work history

Currently

Animator and Motion Graphics Designer

Freelance

Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I work as an animator and motion graphics designer both as an individual and with teams to create storyboards, visual development, character designs and graphics for video and animation. I’ve also directed and managed projects. I aim to create stylish work even within a limited budget and time frame. Since starting my own company in 2015, I’ve worked with a number of design and production studios on projects for international clients including Amazon, HSBC, Lloyds and for the renowned designer Philippe Starck on a project to create animated menus for his Paris restaurant. Skills - Excellent skills in drawn animation, both hand-drawn and digital - Experienced in using Adobe After Effects, including rigging and animating characters with DUIK and Rubberhose and using Adobe Illustrator to create Vector based graphics. - Additional software skills in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Flash/Animate, TVPaint and CelAction

2016

Animator/Art Director

Certain Dark Things Theatre Company

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I've worked in collaboration with the theatre company Certain Dark Things to create theatre performances combining puppetry and animation for the show ‘Melancholy’. The show is currently touring and has received amazing reviews from The Stage and Broadway Baby. http://www.certaindarkthingstheatrecompany.com/melancholy.html

2015

Animator/Inbetweener/Colourist

Trunk Animation

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Worked as an intern for Trunk as an animator and inbetweener on an animated music video for the American playwright/artist Ben Scheurer. I also designed characters and coloured frames.

2014

Animation Director

English National Opera

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working with the ENO to create a short film inspired by the opera La Traviata to promote their upcoming production. My role included liaising with clients and directing a small team of animators. Maintaining a production schedule. Designing characters and backgrounds, building character models in Flash used by the team, animating in Flash and compositing in After Effects.

2014

Animation Director

Old Operating Theatre and Herb Garret Museum

Apr 2014 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • A short film for the Old Operating Theatre, which was shown as part of the CUT! Exhibition to promote the museum to a 16-25 audience. Skills used include working within a brief, writing, storyboarding, background and character design. Rigging and animating a character in CelAction and compositing in After Effects.

Education

2015

MA Character Animation

Central Saint Martins College

Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Character Animation

Awards

2016

Official Selection

Film Noir Festival France

  • For my short film 'Blood Money'.

2016

Official Selection

honor issuer London International Short Film Festival

  • For my short film 'Blood Money'.

2016

Best Animation

Tehran International Silent Film Festival

  • For my short film 'Blood Money'.

2016

Official Selection

Paphos International Film Festival

  • For my short film 'Blood Money'.

2016

Official Selection

Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation at San Diego Comic Con

  • For my short film 'Blood Money'.

2015

Official Selection

Gdansk International Animation Festival

  • For my short film 'Blood Money'.