I very much hope this page demonstrates the necessary skills and attributes for a successful application. I have attempted to show the breadth of my skill set in responding to the guidance given.
I graduated as an illustrator some years ago, happily spent 5 years in London freelancing for a range of editorial publishers, then moved to Nottingham and concentrated upon building a teaching career in the Arts and Design.
Within my degree I had the great fortune of being ushered into a weekly life-drawing session, this observational drawing heavy approach has stood me in good stead since. Fostering a life-long love of drawing, it helped me setup and successfully run a life-drawing club in Derbyshire between 2007 and 2017, I also introduced the practice at my workplace, helping our students build their portfolios.
Here’s a flavour of the types of animation I’ve been experimenting with. Over the past 2 years I’ve started to understand Maya, teaching the 12 principles to my students. Although I’m no expert, my passion for narrative, willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the moving image would, I feel, make me a strong candidate for the course.