I am a highly motivated and creative Story Artist, with a fine eye for framing, timing and detail. I love storytelling and making people laugh.
My work experience includes both Broadcast and Feature Film Storyboarding for CG, Stop Motion and 2D Animation.
I have a degree in Drawing and specialised in 2D and Stop Motion animation for my major project.
I have been working as a storyboard artist and designer for 2D animations as well as Stop Motion films.
I work closely with the Director to visualise and illustrate all ideas, creating thumbnail sketches and finished storyboards in Photoshop as well as animatics.
I have extensive experience in the animation industry including 6 years working as an animator on Stop Motion and 2D projects.
As a result of my animation experience I have a thorough understanding of film language.
I am an excellent draughtsperson and both fast and reliable. I work well from my own initiative, but can also take direction and visualise the director's ideas quickly and effectively.
My experience on both stop motion as well as 2D animation projects means I understand the specific challenges that can occur using each technique and know how to creatively achieve the best results possible from the storyboard to the finished animation.
I usually work with a Wacom Tablet or a Cintiq.
I'm a reliable and flexible team member and can adapt to any drawing style. I really enjoy contributing to different projects!
2020 - present - Story Artist for Karotoons, Katrin Rothe
2017 - 2020 - I have just finished shooting and directing CRISS CROSS - a short
animated film - with Fritz Penzlin as well as illustrating various books
2016 - Illustrator for Hase & Igel Verlag, Munich
2015 - 2016 Story Artist for Karotoons, Katrin Rothe, Berlin
2015 - Illustrator for Hase & Igel Verlag, Munich
2014 Story Artist on 'Cricket & Antoinette', a CG animated feature film
2014 Animation Tutor for Medienkulturzentrum Dresden, Germany
2013 – 2014 Flash Animator for PAWO, a short film by Protoplanet Studios Berlin
2013 - 2014 Illustrator and Designer for Opferhilfe Sachsen e.V.
2013 Animation Tutor for Medienwerk Dresden, Germany
2013 Animation Tutor for Sächsische Medienakademie, Germany
2013 Freelance Storyboard Artist for OWN DRUM, a short Stop Motion film by Kai Stänicke
2012 - 2013 Freelance Storyboard Artist/Designer for BETONGOLD, Karotoons, Berlin. Winner of the Grimme-Preis 2014
2012 Freelance Director, Draughtsperson and Animator for the BigB Animation Company as well as AG Animationsfilm EV
2012 Animation Tutor for Sächsische Medienakademie, Germany
2011 Freelance Storyboard Artist at Animoon for 'Pelican', a stop motion feature film by Magda Osinska.
2011 Junior Storyboard Artist on the DVD extras for Pirates! - In an Adventure with Scientists, Aardman Features
2010 – 2011 Animation Coordinator at Aardman Features
2010 Animation Tutor for Sächsische Medienakademie, Germany
2009 - 2010 Animation Department Coordinator, Director's Assistant/Schedule and Continuity for stop motion feature 'The Flying Machine', Breakthru Films, Poland
2009 Animation Tutor for Sächsische Medienakademie, Germany
2009 Animator on 'Helma legt los', a short stop motion film for German television at Trikk17 Animationsraum, Hamburg
2008 Animator on 'Sandmännchen Liederserie' for Kinderkanal and ZDF
2008 Animator on the Ford Fiesta commercial 'Zeitgeist', for Ogilvy Advertising Agency, Cobblestone Filmproduktion and Framestore CFC
2007 Animator on 'Tomte Tummetott und der Fuchs', a short feature at Trikk17 Studio in Hamburg, Germany, winner Grimme-Preis 2008
2006 – 2007 Animator on 'Dragon III', for Kinderkanal and ZDF at Clayart, Germany
2006 Animator on 'Curious Ping & Pong II', for EBS at Image Plus, South Korea
2005 Animator on 'Dragon II', for Kinderkanal and ZDF at Clayart, Germany
2005 Studio Assistant on 'Koala Brothers', for the Disneychannel at Stockwell Productions, London, U.K.
2005 Assistant Animator on 'Postman Pat', for the BBC at Cosgrove Hall Films, Manchester, U.K.
2004 Junior Assistant Animator on 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride', for Warner Bros. at 3 Mills Studios, London, U.K.
2004 Completion of BA (Hons) Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts, London
2001 Art Foundation Course at Camberwell College of Arts, London
2000 A - Levels at King's School Tynemouth
Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, InDesign, Adobe Flash, Various Stop Motion Packages (Dragon, Stop Motion Pro, AniMate, Framethief), Final Cut Pro, Microsoft Office
2008 2 Months 3D Character Animation training at Liquid Image, Berlin
2004 4 weeks work experience in the art department at 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride', for Warner Bros. at 3 Mills Studios, London, U.K, prior to joining the Animation Team.
2003 6 weeks 2D Animation training at Tandem Films, London, U.K
2002 6 weeks 2D Animation training at Munich Animation, Germany
September 2007 - February 2008 Participation in a six-month course at The German Film School, which included courses in Autodesk Maya, several Compositing Software Packages, image editing as well as the independent production of a short 3D animated film.
2014 'Ink' – a short animated film with music by Danny Hahn
2013 'Full Circle' – a short experimental animation with music by Aki Hoffmann
March 2009 Direction and Animation of short film 'all work no play'.
Direction and Animation of short whiteboard animation 'Baublery' at Trikk17 Studio in Hamburg, Germany (first screening at the Barton Hill Animation Festival, Bristol, March 2009, nominated for best film in the animation category at the One Minute Film & Video Festival in Aarau, Switzerland)
September 2007 - March 2008 Direction and Animation of short film 'Polygon Penguin' at The German Film School, Berlin
2004 Direction and Animation of mixed media film 'The Adventures of the Green Thing' at Camberwell College of Arts and Tandem Films
English, German and French