I deliver lectures across the whole programme of the animation department at SODA with a focus on designing and making for stopmotion production.
I am an animator and creative generalist who works as a freelance practitioner and lecturer in Manchester. With an extensive background in animation production and art, I specialise in finding original solutions to animated communication by producing (often) ultra-short stopmotion animations created in a wide selection of materials and techniques.
After earning a BA (Hons) in animation in The Netherlands and finishing a course at Aardman Academy, I entered the children’s stop motion tv production world to explore a passion for various departments within the industry and the teamwork between them: set building, puppet design, prop making and animation. The early part of my career I spent animating on studio-based stop motion productions (Bob the Builder, Miffy, Clangers) before transitioning to running a business as a self-employed creative generalist.