I enjoy sharing my passion for visual communication with people of all ages. Below is a short clip from The Secrets of Animation – a talk exploring how animators create the illusion of life using the classic ‘principles of animation’ developed in the forties and fifties.
Workshops & Mentoring for Young People
Schools and Youth Groups – 2011- Present
A variety of drawing and animation workshops for primary and secondary age groups. Portfolio clinics for students and recent graduates.
Varndean College Enterprise Day – Feb 2008
Volunteers from the media industry introduced sixth form students, to the opportunities and challenges of business as well as improving their key skills in preparation for the world of work.
Wired Sussex Portfolio Clinics – Nov 2007/2008
An evening of one to one portfolio and career advice for students and recent graduates.
Seminars & Workshops for Adults
The Secrets of Animation – 2012
A 60 minute illustrated lecture exploring how animators create the illusion of life using the classic ‘principles of animation’ developed in the forties and fifties.
Graphic News in Motion – 2011
A media workshop for news graphics professionals.
European Union Media II Programme – University of the West of England – 1998
Lecture explaining the role of the graphic designer in multimedia.
Annual Documentary Filmmaker’s Conference- Australia – 1998
Seminar showing how multimedia techniques can be applied to documentary material, creating interactive experiences.
After Effects – BBC, London – 1997
Workshop for BBC broadcast designers, demonstrating After Effects as a cost effective desktop alternative to high-end graphics suites.
Health Images – Brazil – 1990
Workshops for the charity Health Images, with health workers from local favelas. Teaching basic drawing skills and screen-printing techniques, enabling them to create their own health education posters.
Train the Trainer – Advanced course – Ravensbourne Skillset Media Academy, 2008
I attended this course for media professionals who wished to develop their training skills. The programme combined detailed learning theory with practical sessions in which participants designed and delivered short courses.
You can read a more detailed biography here.