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Hello! I am a Visual Development Artist and Animator who loves literature, music and art. Having experience in digital and traditional drawing and painting, I am constantly observing and studying from life, films and imagery in order to expand my visual library. I am interested in all styles of animation but in particular the visual styles of ‘Into The Spider-verse’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’ are especially fascinating. Always eager to learn, I am open to a variety of work to refine my craft and become a more versatile artist, with a goal to tell stories for audiences around the world.

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Describe yourself in 5 words.

Imaginative, Reliable, Hardworking, Versatile, Observant.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I love reading, especially fantasy and historical fiction but I recently started reading more classics and non-fiction. Books are a way for me to broaden my knowledge, absorb different stories, and gain new perspectives. I also enjoy photography and painting studies from films and master artists.

What job position would excite you the most to start your career with?

A Visual Development Artist with a team of artists who learn and grow together, and never shy away from a challenge. As I also have a keen interest in animation, a Junior Animator role, that allows me to perform through the characters I animate, would be very exciting too!

Tell us an achievement you're proud of.

I was the Art Director on ‘Malloe’ and, for me, it was an amazing experience working with my friends and teammates to design a whole world from scratch, filled with cute aliens and fun vegetation. I am very proud of the final short film and what we managed to achieve.

Would you rather be a wizard, Jedi or superhero? and why?

I would rather be a wizard because they are magical and mysterious. They have the ability to materialise whatever their imagination allows them to and I would prefer to use my powers to create rather than destroy.

Which animated movie inspired you the most to choose this career path?

'How To Train Your Dragon'. My earliest memory of watching a film in the cinema. For those 90 minutes, I was transported into such a magnificent world of vikings and dragons. The story was engaging and the dragons were unlike any I’d ever seen before; their designs by Nico Marlet were so unique. All I could think about for weeks afterwards was how badly I wanted to be back in that world with Hiccup and Toothless. Needless to say, when the DVD came out I was on my knees in the supermarket aisle begging my mum to buy it for me. Remembering the impact that film had on me, I decided to go into the animation industry in order to help create more immersive experiences like that for other people.

What was your crowning moment of your time at Escape?

The crowning moment of my time at Escape was placing 3rd in the 11 Second Club at the beginning of my second year. It was my first time entering an animation competition and seeing how well my piece did helped me realise that animation is something I could be good at, giving me the confidence boost to work harder and improve my skills further.