I am a freelance designer and animator who specialises on 2D and film direction with strong storytelling and editing skills. I am also a musician experienced in sound recording and sound design which helps the visuals come to life. Research is always a very important part of my work. I am always keen to hear about new interesting projects to work on and I am happy to work by myself but even happier to collaborate with other creatives.

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BDes (Hons) Animation, DJCAD,  University of Dundee                                            2014 – 2017

HNC Music, Benbecula, University of the Highlands and Islands                         2013 – 2014

Awards and Nominations

(Personal work)

FilmG – Glasgow, 2014 – Scottish Gaelic Film Competition –  Award for Best Student Film  “Gàidhlig mo rùn”

FilmG – Glasgow, 2015 – Nomination for Best Animation “Gentle Romance”

FilmG – Glasgow, 2016 – Nomination for Best Animation  “Faca t’un Coileach”

Ironstar Film Festival – Dundee, 2017 –   Award for Highly Recommended Animation   “Swam inside your eyes”

COINS Film Festival – Sri Lanka, 2017 – Official Selection  “Swam inside your eyes”

Lift-off Global Network Film Festival – Tokyo, 2018 – Official Selection “Swam inside your eyes

St. Andrews Film Festival – St. Andrews, 2018 – Award for Best Editing “Swam inside your eyes”

Reading Film Festival – Pennsylvania, USA, 2018 – Official selection “Swam inside your eyes”

Babul Eco Film Festival –  India, 2019 – Official selection “Waders’ lullaby”

Caribbean Sea International Film Festival – Island Margarita, Venezuela, 2019 – Award for best music video “Swam inside your eyes”

Ecozine International Film Festival – Zaragoza, Spain, 2019 – Official selection of “Waders’ Lullaby”

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival – Llanelli, Wales, 2019, Official selection of “Waders’ Lullaby”

Ironstar Summer Shorts Festival – Dundee 2019 – Award for best UK Animation “Waders’ lullaby”

Coinstantin’s Gold Coin Film Festival – Serbia 2019 – Finalist “Waders’ lullaby”

Good Natured: a Conservation Optimism Short Film Festival – Oxford, UK 2019 – Selection of “Waders’ lullaby”

The John Byrne awards annual short list – “For demonstrating a deep and informed understanding of the forces shaping our world” – Official selection of Waders’ lullaby.  Edinburgh, UK 2020

(Collaborative work)

Dingle Animation Film Festival – Ireland, 2016 – Composed and performed, with Neill Calder playing accordion,  the music for the animated film Buoy that was nominated for a Best Soundtrack award.   “Buoy” directed by Olly Blake