I'm Jess, a freelance animation director, designer and lecturer working in London. I love making stuff!
I've directed documentaries, short films and idents for the BBC, ICA, MTV, FX, scientists, charities, hospitals, and agencies. My films have screened in festivals worldwide, winning a range of awards - from the Royal Television Society to the Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award.
I've worked as a freelance animator and designer for names such as Google, Apple, IBM and Caterpillar, and in-house as a creative at Animade for brands including Duolingo, Meta, Ocado and Boden. I started out in the industry with the wonderful folks at Karrot, working as a character animator on TV shows for the BBC and Sky.
I'm an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London, and previously worked at the Arts University Bournemouth as a visiting tutor and guest lecturer, as well as designing and delivering animation modules at the University of East London. I absolutely love teaching.
If you've got a project you're interested in discussing, let's chat!
Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and Illustrator
ToonBoom (animation and rigging)
CelAction (animation and rigging)
Prop and set construction
Variety of workshop equipment and moulding/casting techniques (silicon, resin, latex, laser cutting, bandsaw, 2-part mould making, air brushing, armatures)
Riverrun International Film Festival Winston-Salem, NC
London International Animation Festival, England
Festival Stop Motion Montreal, Canada
MONSTRA, Lisbon Animation festival, Portugal
Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (ITFS), Germany
OUR FEST, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Aesthetica Film Festival, York
BFI Flare, London
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria
Athens Animfest, Greece
KROK Animation Festival, Ukraine & Russia
Thessaloniki Animation Festival, Central Macedonia, Greece
SIFF, United Arab Emirates
Manchester Animation Festival, England
KuanDu International Animation Festival, Taiwan
Canterbury Anifest, England
Cartoons by the Bay, Turin, Italy
British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin
Royal Television Society 'Best Short Form' - 2023
Canterbury Anifest Best British Film
Kingston Smith Creative Vision Award
Spotlight Documentary Film Awards Bronze
UKABIF Film Award 2022
Royal Television Society Southern Best Student Film
The Dean’s Prize for the Faculty of Media and Performance
Morgan Innovation and Technology Prize Finalist
Global Grand Challenges Summit Student Business Model Competition 2nd Place
Engineering a Better World Student Innovation Competition Winner