About me

Marhaba, Kia ora and welcome to my webspace.

I’m a self-motivated and awarded visual storyteller with extensive practical experience in traditional and digital animation. An enthusiast for clay modelling and paper crafts.

Since my early years I have been smitten with the art of animation. My infatuation went beyond being the enchanted audience to creating my own characters and scenarios. With the amazing support of my parents and siblings, I developed my drawing skills to acquire a reputation for drawing comics and caricatures. Around the age of 12, I started animating my characters in flip books and later on through primary animation software. The ability to add motion to my illustrations giving them a magical life of their own was captivating. I knew then: an animator is what I wanted to be.

That was the backdrop story. Today, I’m still having animated dreams and timing life by the 1/24th of a second.

 

Everything we see hides another thing. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present. This happens constantly.

René Magritte (1898 – 1967)

My Portfolio

An assortment of Client works and Personal projects.

Wellington Wild Things

Wellington Wild Things

Phantasy.time 2

Phantasy.time 2

Supermodel Candy Rose

Supermodel Candy Rose

Negative Hatching

Negative Hatching

Phantasy.time

Phantasy.time

A Hearty Advice

A Hearty Advice

The ICJ advisory opinion Promo

The ICJ advisory opinion Promo

Supermodel The Trial

Supermodel The Trial

Storyboards

Storyboards

Sketchcup

Sketchcup

The Colourful Life of Sue Lund

The Colourful Life of Sue Lund

Explainer Videos

Explainer Videos

Characters and Misc Drawings

Characters and Misc Drawings

Janina: Taming Her Dreaming

Janina: Taming Her Dreaming

48HOURS Shorts

48HOURS Shorts

Logo Reveals

Logo Reveals

Jerusalem Flipbooks

Jerusalem Flipbooks

Commonsense Organics Ad

Commonsense Organics Ad

The Well

The Well

Fatenah

Fatenah

 

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.”

Norman McLaren (1914 – 1987)

My latest posts

Changing Times – Book Trailer

Changing Times – Book Trailer

Oct 08 2015

Just finished animating this book trailer for a graphic novel written and illustrated by Bob Kerr, the Wellington based artist and illustrator.…

Colourful Cable Ties

Colourful Cable Ties

Sep 24 2015

Cable ties can be a challenging medium to use for creating things. Once you understand how they function, you will discover that…

Grey Skies Over Rapture ‘Between Worlds’ EP Cover

Grey Skies Over Rapture ‘Between Worlds’ EP Cover

Sep 09 2015

This is a Cover Art I created recently. My friend Richard Matthews, the vocalist in the Wellington based death metal band ‘Grey…

NZ Chocoholics

NZ Chocoholics

Jul 28 2015

As a fan of chocolate and crime TV shows. This is a comical look into the craving for chocolate. This was an…

The Sketchbook Project World Tour

The Sketchbook Project World Tour

Jul 15 2015

The Sketchbook Project World Tour! I am excited to learn that part of my Sketchbook Project submission is being included in this…

Making of (A Hearty Advice)

Making of (A Hearty Advice)

Jul 12 2015

Here are some details about the making of “A Hearty Advice“, I hope they are useful.      

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“We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the better.”

Walt Stanchfield (1919 – 2000)

Contact me

Your feedback / inquiries are welcome.