Steve Searle

Director/ Animator & Designer

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  • LocationClayton, Bradford, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Mudbox
  • Silo
  • SAI
  • Zbrush Artist
  • After Effecs
  • Xero
  • Maya Generalist

Work history

Currently

Director, Animator and Designer

Distant Future Ltd

Aug 2010
  • A business I set up with a friend where I had a multitude of creative & director roles. We grew to a staff level of 5, worked with a vast majority of clients ranging from the BBC, small local businesses to the NHS. I would often be very hands on: liaising with clients over the phone or face to face, negotiating quotes, thinking up creative solutions & working to many kinds of budgets. I managed many European students who would intern in the studio. Most of all I would enjoy working my creativity on the many projects with the small team within the studio.

2010

Character Animation Intern

Studio Distract Ltd

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010
  • I had the experience of being an intern at this very inspirational animation studio. Here I simply focused on character animation. I worked on a driving awareness campaign which involved animation of character walk cycles and vehicle animation.

2010

Free Lance Animation

Myself

Jun 2009 - Sep 2010
  • A small free?lance animation venture where I gained my first years worth of experience producing animation for clients straight after graduating from University.

Education

2009

Design for Digital Media Focussed on Animation

Leeds College of Art and Design

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
  • During this course I explored and practiced many design and media disciplines, but went on to focus on animation. Other disciplines included web design, live action film and flash game development.

2006

Art and Design

Leeds College of Art and Design

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006
  • A multitude of art and design disciplines. My 2nd year focusing on Graphic Design. I studied: Fine art, print making, clay sculpture, illustration, graphic design, 3D environment design and contextual critical theory.

Awards

2010

Focus Press Character Design Award

  • It was for a character design competition from 'Focus Press'.