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Hello! this is Lucy. I’m an animation artist based in Leicester and a member/logo designer of Animated Women UK.

I’ve been making short films, music videos, intros, trailers and (occasionally) virtual reality with Toon Boom Harmony, Motion and ProCreate.

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 (2007-2010) and a Masters in Design Innovation (2010-2012).
Pictured: concept art for Phoenix Square: Classic Moments from World Cinema

I then formed Creative Cat FX – with support from Seed Creativity, Spring into Action, somewhereto_ and the Prince’s Trust – to write and produce beautiful work.
Pictured: the logo was born from a tiny snow sculpture.

Character work mostly, whether human, animal, alien, robot, god, or food. I'll make you care about them, root for them, hope they arrive home safely etc

My talents have taken me to the Houses of Parliament, MPC, the Mill, BBC Television Centre and DNEG

In early 2017 I participated in the Achieve programme, a course on strategic career management for women working in VFX and animation; over the years I have built a strong support network of fellow creatives.

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. For what exactly? Check out some examples below and here

2018

Doctor Who Magazine Special 50 – The World of Doctor Who, Panini, August

2018

‘Jodie and her Technicolour Dreamcoat’ – Doctor Who: A New Dawn Fan Art Display, BBC Worldwide Showcase, Liverpool, February

2017

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)

2017

‘Commission the audience: tap into their creativity’ – YLE Media Digital Summit, Helsinki (June)

2017

Guest contribution on Doctor Who: The Fan Show, March

2017

Who Tube, Doctor Who Magazine, issue 511, Panini, May

2016

Featured in Doctor Who’s Day Roundup: Season 10 Gets Fan-made Cartoon Trailer – bbcamerica.com/anglophenia (November)

2015

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

2015

(photo by MJB Stallmeyer) San Diego Comic-Con International – BBC America Art Submission

2014

Fan art showcase – speedyscafe.co.uk; bbcamerica.com/anglophenia

2010

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

 

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More Exhibition and Recognition

 

2015

  • Niche Magazine Issue 7 – artist spotlight editorial

2014

  • 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 – speedyscafe.co.uk; bbcamerica.com/anglophenia
  • Animated Women UK – MPC Showcase (London)

2013

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

2012

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

2010

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