Drawing has been one of my favourite pastimes ever since I could hold a pen, and as a teenager I used to spend hours in solitary bliss while others made their first disco experiences or tried to pimp their mopeds… Despite initially going professional in another of my fields of interest, languages and translation, the creative urge never left me... So as a second career, I studied animation in Lucerne, Switzerland, and my final, Mare Mosso (Rough Sea) was shown at a number of festivals in Switzerland and abroad. I gathered work experience with Gentinetta Films in Zurich (colouring, shading and clean-ups for The Cable Car), with Caligari Film in Munich, Germany (as a storyboard assistant and prop artist for the Moonbear TV series and feature film), and with the Fantastic Mr. Fox productions, London („puppet hospital“).
This made me return to the UK soon after, brushing up my 2D animation skills at the UWE three-month animation course in Bristol. Since then, I helped two NFTS animation MA students finish their graduate films, Kahanikar (The Storyteller) by Nandita Jain and El Macho by Dani Negrin, and produced animation pieces for PricewaterhouseCoopers, for two promising startup companies, Cabtus AG and MyDepotcheck, in Zurich, Switzerland, and for several projects for a UK visual communications company.
Recently, I have also created logos, murals, tattoos, flyers, and illustrations for a children’s book, as well as a series of prints inspired by Canadian native art that have been on display in arts trails and exhibitions at the Parlour Showrooms and The Canteen in Bristol (see [Illustration & Design/Artwork]).
My passion lies with the environment, animal welfare and other good causes, to which I am keen to dedicate my art. I am currently based in Bristol and work as a graphic artist, illustrator, and animator. Drop me a line if you would like to discuss a project or want to know more about my work.