2D animator and character designer

Resume posted by Toni-lyn in 2D Animator.

Desired position type: 2D Animation
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne England, United Kingdom

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I am a 2D animator and a recent MA graduate from Northumbria University.
Throughout my education I have gained the ability to use a variety of creative software from After effects to TV paint and Toon boom.

Outside of my education I work as a freelance artist alongside maintaining a strong online presence through a variety of social media accounts.
I have managed my own micro business where I create short animations for an online platform as well as provide tutorials on improving illustration skills.

M online presence has also given me the opportunity to work with a wide variety of other creative individuals on a variety of group projects, this requires following a given brief from the project manager as well as interacting with other artists on the project in order to maintain quality consistency and share ideas that will benefit the final product.

My strongest skill set lies in illustration, storyboarding, character animation/design and animal anatomy I am also confident in my video editing and production abilities.


Northumbria University (ongoing)
MA animation

Newcastle University (2014-2015)
BA Creative Enterprise (Digital Media)

Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College (2012-2013)
HND Graphic Design – Merit

Kirkley Hall (2010-2012)
Maths (Adult Learning Certificate – Pass)
Animal Management (National Diploma – Merit

Heaton Manor School (2003 – 2008)
GCSE Subject & Grades A-D:
Graphic products: B
Art: A
English literature: C
Religious education: B
I.T: Pass
Science: C


Practical Application- Work History

Part time freelance work (2014-2016)
I continue to work as a part-time freelance illustrator, content creator and graphic designer for a hosts of clients. This work involves keeping ongoing communication with customers, accepting criticism and suggestions on the progress of projects and developing finalized work to a standard the client finds satisfactory

Convention Stalls (Annual 3 day event)
I currently host an art stall 3 times a year at local creative conventions. Here I am responsible for stock management, item display and customer service on a face to face basis.
I create and design art prints, keyrings, badges and comics all from concept through to final products, this requires knowledge of printing, planning and creating artwork to correct size and measurement for print.


A variety of my works which can be found on my Behance profile

“Rose Active Newcastle promotional video” (2019) lead animator, storyboard artist and character designer

“Words-philosophical animatic short” (2019) director, concept artist, character designer, script writer, storyboard/animatic artist

“Movement- traditional experiment” (2019) director, animator

“Moon call-final student film” (ongoing-currently in production with animatic finished) Director, concept artist, character designer, storyboard/animatic artist, background artist, animator

Hobbies and Interests
In my spare time when I am not managing YouTube content or creating freelance work I enjoy developing my art skills and learning new programs I am currently experimenting with the 3D program Cinema 4D as well as developing HTML skills though online courses. When not trying to brush up on essential skills I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures as well as socializing with friends.


  • Adobe After Effects
  • Toon Boom harmony
  • TV paint
  • Adobe photoshop
  • Adobe Flash Professional
  • Adobe illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Premier pro
  • Sony vegas 13

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