Tom Rourke

Tom Rourke

2D AnimatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Tom Rourke

Tom Rourke

2D AnimatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London based director and character animator. Along with many other projects, Tom has made comedy animations for the BBC, directed a music video for The Wombats, and designed the graphics and animations for all 30 episodes of BBC 2’s gameshow ‘Beat The Brain’ with John Craven. He currently works as the in-house animator for ‘I Fucking Love Science’, and has recently directed and animated promotional films for Bill Gates and Netflix, Tom’s film ‘The Penguin Who Couldn’t Swim’, made with the BFI and Wingspan Productions, was broadcast on BBC 4 and is currently available to watch on the BFIplayer.
  • IFLScience
    IFLScienceI was the senior animator at IFLScience for 4 years where I made various animations including short films, commercial videos and sponsored content. With them I have made animations for Bill Gates, Netflix and Ariel. I also illustrated a book for them, which will be released October 2018.
  • Tom Rourke - Showreel
    Tom Rourke - Showreelemail : tel : 07714860281 website :
  • The Penguin Who Couldn't Swim
    The Penguin Who Couldn't SwimA short animation funded by the BBC and the BFI. It was screened on BBC 4 in October 2018. It is an animation about a disabled penguin who lives on a rocky island in the southern seas, where she feels isolated from the rest of her colony. She is inventive, resourceful and tough but frustrated about what she cannot do. Until one day she makes a discovery. A story about disability, made by a disabled animator.
Work history
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    ITV logo
    Animator/Motion Graphics DesignerITV
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Motion graphics designer and animator for a number of TV shows across ITV, working on live TV, stings, graphic design and show segments
    Animator/Motion Graphics DesignerITCH Media
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Animator and Motion graphics designer for advertising, online content and short films
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  • 2D Animation
  • Adobe
  • After Effects
  • Editing
  • Compositing
  • Illustration
  • Character Animation
  • Character Design
  • Directing
  • Storyboarding
    MACentral Saint Martin’s School of Art
     - London, United Kingdom