Digital Arts Company in Jersey
Explore your creative talents
Learn from professional artists, makers and animators to make the most of your creative talents. Small groups allow us to give individual attention and create a friendly supportive atmosphere.
At Motion studio we use industry standard programmes such as Dragon Frame for stop motion and Maya for animation, and Manga Studio for illustration, just to name a few. Teaching within industry standard gives the children and teenagers the tools that they can use later in life to realise their full potential through further study. We believe that these tools are not only important and fun to learn, but also instill patience and concentration in his students.
Digital Art and Animation can come from so many different places that the creative scope is endless. My training has been diverse from Natural History illustration to Graphic Design and animation and my passion for art has provided me with some amazing opportunities in my career. I have a quick and precise style that has lent itself to commissioned work for Marvel Comics, as well as illustration for children’s books. My influences come from Studio Ghibli, Pixar and Marvel which help me to bring a sense of humour and mischief into my work.
Despite the fact that technology is always changing, the traditional skills that underpin art and animation stay the same. My goal for Motion Studios is to enable our students to use their computers creatively.
I want them to learn the latest industry programs and technology in order to be able to develop their skills as artists, animators and storytellers. As well as having great fun and being able to express their creative ideas, they will learn some valuable skills which will extend their range of opportunities in the future.
My background in Fine Art and teaching blend well with David’s technical and creative skills. When David first came up with the idea of Motion Studios, I thought it was a great idea. When I came to Jersey at the age of eight, my father founded St Brelade’s College, so the idea of a family business was familiar territory. Our children are responsible for a lot of our ideas, ensuring that the content of our lessons is accessible and interesting.
For me, art is about exploration and translating your visions into pieces of work. I love to transform my doodles into elaborate artworks, first using ink and then digital processes. Being an artist doesn’t mean that you have to limit your skills and mainstream your style. At Motion Studios, students will learn skills that will enhance their ability to create memorable and exciting pieces of work. They will work in ways that will allow them to explore all of their creative talents and interests.
I am passionate about animation, art and character design, and have a quirky, individual style. I enjoy passing on my enthusiasm to my students and drawing on my experience in the industry to help inspire and encourage them to develop their skills. I like to think outside the box and apply myself to a whole range of mediums.
Since completing my Animation Degree at Bournemouth, I have trained with Aardman Studio, the studio famous for Wallis and Grommit, as well working for Factory Create and Animortal as an animator. I continue to work freelance. I am also a keen pilot currently training to get my Aerobatic Pilots licence !