Kate Bilbow

Kate Bilbow

Animator / Animation Director / IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
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Kate Bilbow

Kate Bilbow

Animator / Animation Director / IllustratorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a recent MA Animation graduate of the University of the Arts London with a BA(Hons) in Illustration from the University of Brighton. My main specialism is 2D animation, both digital and traditional, that emphasises a delicacy and tactility seen in physical media. Often organic and fluid, my work draws from a love of mark-making, and atmospheric and emotional storytelling, and is usually inspired by the natural environment, nostalgia and the significance of space and a sense of place. Get in contact! Website: www.katebilbow.com Instagram: @katevbilbow
  • The Life We Leave | MA Animated Short Film
    The Life We Leave | MA Animated Short FilmThe Life We Leave is a fantastical mixed-media narrative exploring the life that exists in the objects around us, told through the eyes of a young girl and the unbreakable bond she shares with her toy cat.
  • National Trust Podcast Animations
    National Trust Podcast AnimationsThe project outcome consisted of two 30-second 16:9 animations, accompanying podcasts segments about two National Trust sites, Wicken Fen and Red House. These animations were subsequently configured into 1:1 and 9:16 versions for different social media channels. The idea behind this project was to visually complement the stories on the National Trust Podcast to bring them to life further, making the listening experience more immersive for those unable to access National Trust locations due to
  • In Blue | Animation Campaign for Spitalfields Crypt Trust
    In Blue | Animation Campaign for Spitalfields Crypt Trust‘In Blue' is an evocative and emotionally-sensitive digital 2D animated poem created in collaboration with SCT, a charity based in East London that helps those affected by homelessness and addiction. Inspired by a poem written by a man in recovery at SCT, the 2:08-long animation details the conflicts faced and the progress made in recovery through both literal and metaphoric representations. These scenes are fluid, morphing from one to the other, and guiding the viewer between each stanza. With
Work history
    Animator | Waxen FiguresCryptic Glasgow
     - Glasgow, United KingdomFreelance
    Created a series of informed and creative 2D animations inspired by the Pictish carvings in Sculptor's Cave for the production, Waxen Figures, a multi-sensory composition and live performance by artist, Samm Anga, commissioned by Cryptic. This required me to tie together both extensive research on the subject and personal creative interpretation in order to produce smooth and interconnected animations that were engaging, enlightening and invited further conversation about the meaning of the symbols.
    Marketing Support VolunteerFlatpack Film Festival
     - Birmingham, United KingdomFreelance
    Worked with the marketing manager and other volunteers to cover a wide range of events at the 7-day film festival, including short film competitions, optical sound, experimental film, and live music. The position offered a valuable behind the scenes look into events production across a variety of venues, as well as exposure to the work of diverse and talented artists. The role required: - creating and sharing social media content - engaging with visitors and capturing vox pops after the events - writing blog posts about the events as both a volunteer and filmmaker
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  • 2D Animation
  • Animation Direction
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Project Co-ordination
  • Customer Service
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    MA AnimationUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA(Hons) IllustrationUniversity of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom