Born in Canterbury, England way back in the mid 70s I grew up in a very busy house. As the youngest of five kids I would take every opportunity for some quiet time. For me that came in the form of drawing. I drew a LOT! As a result, I'm quite skilled at shutting out the noise and getting on with the job. This comes in particularly handy when working from home and raising kids!
In 1998 I moved to Australia to live with my Aussie girlfriend (now wife) and we've since settled in the beautiful town of Bendigo, Victoria with our two kids and two cats.
I began using technology back in 2000 when I officially decided to make art a career. I started out with an animation program called "Flash" and taught myself the very basics of animation. I also used the program to draw in, as the process of drawing on paper and scanning pages became pretty laborious.
At first I drew with a mouse, gradually upgrading my equipment as the years went by and the jobs increased. I now draw and paint exclusively in Adobe Photoshop and use Wacom Cintiq tablets to draw with.
See below for a short demo on the drawing process
From 2000 - 2009 I was employed by Sugarqube.com (later acquired by American Greetings) as a writer and animator of online greeting (e-card) content. This helped pave a way towards more animation opportunities in both online and broadcast animation.
With the release of Alpha Monsters in 2011, I started focusing more on the illustrating and design side of things and slowly began moving away from animation.
However in 2013 the two worlds combined, when I was given the amazing opportunity work as Design Supervisor and Character Designer on the TV animation The Day My Butt Went Psycho.
I'm currently working on a brand new series for Hardie Grant Egmont called “NOAH AND BLUE’S ZOONIVERSE” written by Nova Weetman.
For a full CV of published works please click here