Business Mouse is the machine gun-wielding owner of impulse investments, a surprisingly successful big city outfit. With his assistants Martin and Jean, 'Dave' Business Mouse unthinkingly throws money at any business venture that walks in the door. Created by Modern Toss for Channel 4, Business Mouse went on to win an RTS award for Best Online Production in 2012! Over time, it has acculmulated over 100,000 web hits. I directed animation in two episodes of the series in 2012, bringing life to Modern Toss's brilliant illustrations and ideas.
Created by Modern Toss for Channel 4 Comedy Blaps, The Adventures Of Robin Of Essex puts a hilarious contemporary spin on the classic Robin Hood tale. "The Brand New Set of Feathers" pits Robin Hood and King John in a battle of vanity as they try to win Maid Marions attention at an archery contest. I was asked by Cutlass TV and Modern Toss to direct animation, leading a small team of animators to animate, composite and edit the finished piece from start to finish.
Created by Sweetweets for Yahoo UK, Yes Ma'am is a hilarious six episode online series that follows 'Her Majesty The Queen' as she attempts to deal with incompetent politicians and frustrated royal family members, all the while looking forward to a well earned Gin & Tonic! The series is based on the massively successful parody Twitter account @Queen_UK, which has over one million followers. Leading a team of veteran and junior animators at Cutlass Productions, I directed animation on all 6 episodes, as well as designing artwork, layouts and characters for the show.
Broadcast on Channel 4 and created by the anarchic Brighton based cartoonists Modern Toss, this funny ident sees Modern Toss' popular character the 'Drive-By Abuser' give Channel 4 a piece of his mind as he passes by their London offices on his iconic red scooter. I animated and composited this ident, and more like it, as part of Channel 4's Funny Fortnight in August 2012.
An in-house promotional animation created for the NHS, Energy For Change uses appealing character animation and fun illustrations to discuss the impact of positive energy and motivational management on staff and workers. I worked with Take One Productions to illustrate their ideas and direct animation on this upbeat project.
Executives Place brings together Executives and Executive Search Consultants into one exclusive social network. I was asked by Cutlass TV and Executives Place to direct two animations that explained who their service is for and how it works. "Message for Executives" explains to potential candidates how they can benefit from using Executives Place through fun animation and simple, vibrant artwork.
'Leave Me Behind' tells the story of a young girl struggling to cope with an unexpected break-up, leading her to battle the monsters in her head that threaten her happiness. This promo video for Swedish House act Bauer & Landford was conceptualised and directed by Nick Murray Willis. I illustrated, animated and composited the video in full. To date, the video has had a combined total of over 100,000 views on youtube.
Directed by Nick Murray Willis, 'How Do You Say You're Sorry' is a great video for songwriter Fred Melendres. It tells the story of an emotionally confused Polar Bear attempting to win the affections of a lady penguin. I animated all of the videos great characters in a number of shots.
Created by Duncan Brown and Irresistable Films, this short in-house promotional animation uses clever graphics and quality animation to discuss branding at Unilever. I assisted in creating animation based on illustrations and graphics created by the films director.
Created for Outsider TV and Saatchi & Saatchi, this 90 second spot for car manufacturer Toyota considers the benefits of curiosity in car production, characterized by an animated cat who exists as a familiar to the spots lead actor. I modelled, rigged and textured the cat and animated various shots.
My latest showreel of 2D and 3D animation, containing clips from some of my favourite work! It includes a large variety of projects, on each of which I held the position of Animator or Director. To see some of these projects in full, check out my 'Work' portfolio from the links at the top of this page. For a full breakdown of the contents, you can view a PDF here.
Showcasing my directing talents, this is a collection of clips from various projects on which I have held the postion of Animation Director! The work included was created for a variety of clients, shown both on TV and the web, all of whom are credited herein. Animation clips included were created by either myself or by animators working under my direction. For a more in-depth breakdown, including further animator credits, you can view a PDF here.
I am a highly skilled animator and director, with four years professional experience in a great variety of animation for TV, Games and the Web. I have a strong understanding of traditional animation practices and am also highly proficient in a number of CG software packages, with thorough knowledge of all aspects of CG production. For the past two years, I have held the position of Freelance Animation Director, during which time I have both directed and created a variety of animated projects for a range of clients, including Channel 4, Yahoo and Modern Toss. Prior to this I held the position of animator for two years at Le Singe Media in Brighton, a company which specialised in the creation of character animation for many clients, including the BBC, Toyota and Chorion. I am availible for Freelance, contract or extended projects.
Animation comes in a great range of styles and formats. Below are some examples of what I can offer. If you have a more detailed request, or would like to see examples of any of the below, feel free to get in contact.
If you'd like to get in contact to discuss possible work, or anything that takes your fancy, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org