Developing a professional foothold in animation I have entered several international film festivals to gain experience and exposure, remaining close to industry working with Se-ma-for Studios (POL), Yamination Studios (UK) and independent studios, as a freelance artist and animator assisting in the development of animated short films and mobile games. Involved in the EIFF Animation Lab 2014 and developing a close partnership with Toonboom, has allowed me to remain familiar with the latest 2D and 3D animation software and techniques, and I am very enthusiastic about the possibility of adding to my creative skillset.
Software expertise: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Studio, Adobe Flash, ToonBoom (Harmony & Storyboard Pro), Autodesk 3ds Max & Autodesk Maya.
Since 2010, Jonathan has entered his animated short films in international film festivals around the world gaining experience and exposure of his art, coming to the attention of Luc Toutounghi as a freelance storyboard and concept artist, to assist in the development of animated short films.
Jonathan has helped support animation students, through the World Skill Show mentoring students from the heat stage onto the British Final, lecturing in 3d computer animation & modelling and developing a close partnership with Toonboom, inviting Jonathan to the BAFTA Children’s awards as a guest for the past two years.
Recently Jonathan has been working with Yamination Studios (UK) as a freelance background character animator on a promising animated film, working with a local Glasgow games company as a contracted Character animator and participating in the 2015 Edinburgh International Film Festival’s (EIFF) first animation lab.