Illustrator, animator and maker from the North East of England, currently creating in London. I graduated from Teesside University in 2021 with a BA in 2D Animation and Stop Motion, from where I’ve continued to birth creatures and cuties into soft worlds.
Playing with a range of mediums, I produce character focused visuals where round and colourful babies roam free across felt fields and curl up in digital dens.
Exploring the ideas of cuteness and softness, my work bundles the audience into a comfort zone of nostalgia, innocence and play to remedy the harshness of everyday life.
I use a combination of digital illustration, animation and handcrafted making to tell stories through simplistic imagery, inviting others to embrace their inner child through means of self care and compassion.
2022-23 Visual Communication (MA), Royal College of Art
2018-21 2D Animation and Stop Motion (BA) (First Class Honours), Teesside University
2021 NCFE Level 2 Award in Creative Craft (Ceramics)
2020 Flatten the Curve, Studio Desk Collaborative Animation, Vimeo Staff Pick
2017 Sunderland City of Culture 2021 Bid, Artwork Exhibited at Ryhope Engine Museum, Guest Speaker
2016 Journal Culture Awards, Finalist, Contribution to Arts, Culture and Filmmaking
2016 Snowdog Art Trails (Great North Snowdogs), Designed and Painted Snowdog Sculpture, Exhibited at Washington Arts Centre
2016 Sunderland Young Achievers Award for Contribution to Arts and Culture
2015 BFI Future Film Festival, Finalist, Screened Animated Short
2015 INTO Film Festival, Finalist, Screened Animated Short at Leicester Square IMAX
2015 Dublin Animation Film Festival, Nominated and Screened Animated Short with Honourable Mention
2015 Screentest Student Film Festival, Nominated and Screened Animated Short
2015 Custom Reels Short Film Awards, Sound Design Winner
2015 Leeds Film Festival INDIs, Winner
2015 Cinemagic Belfast, Shortlisted and Screened Animated Short
2015 Port of Tyne Reflect Awards, Finalist, Exhibited at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
2014 Berwick Film Festival, Young Filmmakers Award Winner
2014 & 2015 Sunderland Youth Art Exhibition, Winner
2014 Well Versed, Google Backed E-Safety Collaborative Campaign, Animation Featured and Screened at Google HQ London
2014 Durham Cathedral HNCP Art Exhibition, Exhibited Artwork