Animator , Independent Animator
A Digital City Fellow and Masters graduate from Teesside University he designs and runs participatory and educational animation and filmmaking projects throughout the North of England. He has made well over 150 short films and animations in the last 15 years with many schools, organisations and communities as well as solo projects some of which have gone on to be nationally recognised. He has exhibited in places such as the National Gallery, The Design Council, The Berwick Film Festival, The Tyneside Cinema, Shimmer Festival and the Sage Gateshead as well as working with many national charitable organisations such as Barnado's, Age UK and Afasic UK. He has been involved in Animexperience since 2003 running workshops in and around Middlesbrough working with the very young to the very old creating crazy animations from alien invading window cleaners to a footballing legend in the shape of a messiah!
He believes strongly in people’s innate creative abilities and the storytelling aspects of animation and film as well as the unique experience that making films has for people, bringing their voices and visions to life. He is committed to the principle that animation and film are extraordinary tools for learning, creativity and participation and that everyone has the potential to develop and create personal expression through the art of animation and film.