Hi! I'm an Art Director, Compositing Lead and 3D Artist based in Cape Town, South Africa.
After receiving a diploma in Digital Animation from The Animation School Cape Town in 2013, I have been working as a freelance artist on commercial projects for animated TV and Film. Most recently I have worked as the Compositing Lead at Triggerfish Animation Studios on four Christmas Specials for the BBC. I am currently working on my fifth BBC Christmas Special as Art Director.
I enjoy hiking, photography, riding my bicycle and hanging out with my cat.
Core Skills and Experience
• 6 years experience in Nuke Compositing.
• 4 years experience working in large 3D animation production pipelines.
• 2+ years experience as Compositing Lead on shows of varying complexity ranging from 300-1000 shots and teams of 5 - 17 compositors.
My experience involves tasks beyond core compositing including compositing hero shots, establishing key looks, establishing and implementing new techniques and workflows, shot allocation and scheduling, briefing and reviewing comps, and guiding crew from interns to seniors. I have a strong eye for detail, colour and composition with a solid grounding in photographic principles. I have a good knowledge of the 3D pipeline allowing for more sophisticated cross-department problem solving and leadership. I am calm under pressure and effective as a member of a team, or as a team leader.
I'm competent in 3D modelling and sculpting and also enjoy video editing and photography.
Foundry Nuke, Autodesk Maya, Pixologic ZBrush, Da Vinci Resolve and Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.