Hello! my name is Lucy Crewe. I’m an independent artist based in Leicester and a member of Animated Women UK.

Communication is my biggest challenge.

From an early age I’ve been drawing and fascinated with the artistry behind motion pictures. Those passions were augmented with computers, subsequently at De Montfort University where I received a Bachelors degree in Animation Design and a Masters in Design Innovation.

The logo was born from a tiny ice sculpture

The logo was born from a tiny ice sculpture

I then formed Creative Cat FX – with support from Seed Creativity, Spring into Action, somewhereto_ and the Prince’s Trust – to write and direct short films, music videos, illustration, and character animation.

Give me a project I believe in, I will go the extra mile to solve problems, independently or as part of a team, to realise a vision. I picked up an old watercolour set from A-Level Fine Art to paint impressions of the TARDIS occupying my Nana’s local beach. I donated a signed painting and raised money to help restore the Glasgow School of Art.

Exhibition and Recognition


  • Opening BBC America’s #ThankYouPeterCapaldi tribute video, New York Comic Con with a 10 second animation (October); also featured in BBC America commercial (recorded by @brinatello, December)
  • ‘Commission the audience: tap into their creativity’ – YLE Media Digital Summit, Helsinki (June)
  • Guest contribution on Doctor Who: The Fan Show (March)


  • Featured in Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Season 10 Gets Fan-made Cartoon Trailer – (November)


  • Skwigly Online Animation Magazine – Animated GIF banner, artist spotlight (August)

  • (pictured; photo by MJB Stallmeyer) San Diego Comic-Con International – BBC America Art Submission
  • Niche Magazine Issue 7 – artist spotlight editorial


  • Finalist Leicester for Business Annual Awards – New Business, Innovation
  • Knighton Lane Artists at the Silver Arcade – Cosmopolitan Carnival (Leicester)
  • Toon Boom Online Showcase – ‘Everybody’s Music’
  • Fan art showcase –;
  • Animated Women UK – MPC Showcase (London)


  • Animation projected behind collaborator’s performance at Moving Together Creative Dance Company Show (De Montfort University, Leicester)
  • Finalist CEO Business Venture Competition


  • MA Show (DMU, Leicester)
  • DMU Cube at Aniscape Animation Festival (Phoenix Square, Leicester)


  • Winner of Outstanding Student Project for Professional Brief (DMU)
  • Art & Design Undergraduate Degree Show (DMU)