Born in 1967, Bristol-based Jaime originally trained as a sculptor in England and in Canada at NSCAD.
He didn't discover the joys of animation until well into his late twenties, but hasn't looked back since. Now a freelance animator, Jaime has worked on various commercials, pop promos and TV programmes as well as his own projects. In November 2004, Jaime’s film ‘The Parkie’, having enjoyed success on the international festival circuit, won him the 2004 BBC New Animation Award. The following year Jaime developed his Parkie character, with Tia Perkins into a series for the BBC. The series was aired in September and October 2006 and will also be showing at this years Encounters Short Film Festival in Bristol.
In 2004 Jaime co-directed and animated 'No Easy Way', an Imagina-nominated, three-minute short for Granada Television. This project was the first character animation piece in the world to utilise the pioneering ‘Ripper’ technology, created by 3CR at Bristol University. In 2005 Jaime and Tia wrote, directed and animated ‘Ebenezer Morgan’s Photography Emporium’ as part of the 2005 SE3D animation scheme, which was screened at the 2006 Annecy, Cartoons on the Bay, Seoul and Rushes Animation Festivals.