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professional experience
Gary has 20+ years of experience in the UK/USA/CA animation industry and has designed, directed, art-directed, storyboarded, CG animated, and classically animated for feature films, tv series, titles, and commercials.
Gary has illustrated 8 children's books.
 
 
selected film experience
Sony Pictures Animation/Renegade animation  Character Animator
2022 FIXED!
Directed Genndy Tartatovsky. Working remotely from the UK
Framestore  Character designer
2022 Animated Feature TBA
Directed By Arslan Elver and Sylvain DeGrotte
Lupus Films   Character Animator
2022 KENSUKE'S KINGDOM
Directed By Neil Boyle, Kirk Hendry, and Peter Dodd. Working remotely from the UK.
NoneMore Productions   Character Animator
2021 THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX, AND THE HORSE
Directed By Peter Baynton and Charlie Mackesy. Working remotely from the UK.
Aardman Animations   Character Visual Development.
2021 CHICKEN RUN 2
Directed By Sam Fell and Darren Dubicki. Working remotely from the UK.
Axis Studios Netflix Timeless  Lead Character Designer/Character Art Director
2020 SCROOGE A Christmas Carol
Directed By Stephen Donnelly. Working remotely from the UK.
House of Cool Inc  Senior Character Designer
2020 PRETZEL AND THE PUPPIES for APPLE TV
Directed By Andrew Woodhouse. Working remotely from the UK.
Mikros Animation Montreal   Senior Character Designer
2019 PAW PATROL THE MOVIE 
Directed by AD Andrew Higson and Cal Brunker. Worked remotely from the UK
Locksmith Animation  Character Design and Visual Development.
2019 THE EMPTY STOCKING/THAT CHRISTMAS
Directed by Sarah Smith and Bonnie Arnold.
EIPG Studios   HOD/Lead Character Designer/Lead Animator
2018  THE FIRST SUPERHERO
Directed by Dick and Ralph Zondag. Working remotely from the UK and China Office.
Double Negative/Prime Focus  Character Design and Development
2018  DOGGY-DOG
Directed By Dan St.Pierre. Based at Double Negative Studio, Portland Place, London, UK.
Mikros Animation   Senior Character Animator/Sherlock Crew.
2015 SHERLOCK GNOMES
Based at Mikros/MPC, Wardour Street, Soho, UK
Paramount Pictures   Head of Department/Lead Character Designer 

2015 SHERLOCK GNOMES
Directed by John Stevenson. Based at August St Films/Mikros/MPC, Soho, UK

 

Sony Pictures Animation    Storyboard Artist

2015 SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
Directed by Kelly Asbury. Worked remotely from the UK

 

Arc Animation   Character Designer/Character Development

2014 EXTINCT
Directed by Cal Brunker. Worked remotely from the UK

 
Unified Pictures    Character Designer/Visual Development Artist/Board Artist

2014 THE ARK AND THE AARDVARK
Directed by John Stevenson, Co-Directed by Theresa Cullen.

 

Rocket Pictures    Head of Character Design/Character Development Artist
2013 SHERLOCK GNOMES
Directed by John Stevenson 

 

Sony Pictures Animation    Character Designer/Visual Development Artist
2012 KAZORN
Directed by Kelly Asbury Troy McQuane - Worked remotely from the UK

 

Digital Domain Media Group    Character Designer/Character Visual Development Artist
2012 THE LEGEND OF TEMBO
Directed by Chuck Williams Aaron Blaise - Worked remotely from the UK

 

Walt Disney Pictures/Double Negative Visual Effects    Senior Character Animator
2010 - 2011 JOHN CARTER OF MARS
Directed by Andrew Stanton.

 

Miramax/Rocket Pictures/Pointy Hat Productions    Head of Character Design/Story Artist
2008 - 2010 GNOMEO & JULIET
Developed, designed, and finalised the complete cast of characters.

Supervised 3D modeling, unique rigging needs for animation, facial and physical calisthenics. Storyboarded 9 sequences of the final film.

 

Miramax/Rocket Pictures/Starz Animation    Head of Character Design/Senior Animator.
2009-2010 GNOMEO & JULIET
Character animated test scenes and final movie shots in Maya.

Worked alongside Disney Consumer Products to create promotional images and provided design/modeling guidance for merchandising licensees.

 
Universal Pictures/Framestore Animation    Character Designer/Senior Storyboard Artist
2005 - 2007 THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
Directed by Gary Ross Rob Stevenhagen Sam Fell.
 
The Jim Henson Company    Character Designer/Character Visual Development Artist
ROCK DOG/
COMMERCIALS
Provided character design for the e-on energy blob mascot.
Head of Development Troy Nethercott
 
Dreamworks SKG/Stardust Pictures    Senior Animator - Satellite Crew
SINBAD - LEGEND OF THE SEVEN SEAS
Animated final shots and assisted model revisions, Stardust Pictures, London
 

Dreamworks SKG Glendale CA    Senior Animator/Additional Animator
THE PRINCE OF EGYPT
Directed by Simon Wells Brenda Chapman Steve Hickner

 

Walt Disney Company/Uli Meyer Studios    Animator

RUNAWAY BRAIN

 

Walt Disney Company/Uli Meyer Studios    Animator
CIRCLE OF LIFE: AN ENVIRONMENTAL FABLE
Animator of Pumba, in this 2d/live-action IMAX documentary, which is being shown currently in the Epcot Centre, Disneyworld.

 

Richard Williams Animation London    Animator
THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER
Directed by Richard Williams.

 

commercial experience

Espresso Animation, animator, director/designer.

BE Animation, animator, director/designer.

Studio AKA, classical animator.

Richard Purdum Productions, director/animator/designer.

Uli Meyer Studios, animator, director/designer.

Passion Pictures, classical animator.

 

education

Escape Studios London UK DIGITAL ANIMATION DIPLOMA.
Maidstone College of Art & Design BA (HONS) DEGREE GRAPHIC DESIGN.
Lincoln College of Art & Design GAD DIPLOMA IST CLA
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