Clients

  • Intel

  • Auto Trader

  • Toyota

  • Towergate Insurance

  • Broker Network

  • Countrywide Insurance

  • Stop motion Pro

  • Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital

  • Manchester City Football Club

  • Phunky Foods

  • NBC

  • MacMillan Publishers

  • YlLofa Publishers

  • Juice Learning

  • ITV

  • GKN Aerospace

  • Park Insurance

  • Culturele Droomwevers

  • Cartoon Stock

  • Cragrats

  • Bristol Zoo

  • Cash4Cars.co.uk

  • Barclay Card

  • Scottish and Southern Energy


 

Hobbies and Interests

  • Playing Guitar and Banjo

  • Bicycle Riding

  • Painting

  • Theatre

  • Avid Dog Lover

  • Country Walks

  • Travelling

  • Dining Out


 

Work History

 

June 2013 – Present                        

Art Team Leader at Playtech

Acting as Art Team Leader my role is to manage the art production for the online and retail games produced by the ‘Vikings’ division at Playtech.

 

Working with the Game Producer we develop mock ups and storyboards to help us understand what is  required for each game.

 

It is then my responsibility to plan the production, distribute the work to either myself or the appropriate art team member (in house and outsourced), make sure all sprint goals are met and all artwork and animations are delivered to a professional standard and on time.

 

I will then continue working with the development team to ensure all assets are optimised and prepared to be used in our games.

 

I am also responsible for producing demo videos to illustrate to others the key stages of the game, plan the timing and motion of the gameplay and ensure all game assets function correctly. 

 

I have also been focussing on improving the production process of Playtech Games by introducing and developing tools, templates and production folders that aid artists, animators and developers. 

 

 

April 2005 – Present                            

Freelance Artist at Mark Davies Art

 

Working as a freelance animator and artist I am responsible for producing animated films, illustrations and digital artworks for television, web, mobile, print and events for both national and international clients.

 

Duties include developing ideas and pitch proposals to submit to clients, produce storyboards and animatics, produce the artworks and animated content for each project and composite, edit and deliver the final productions to clients in their required format.

 

Additional tasks are to arrange and direct voice recording sessions when required, hire, train and manage outsourced artistic talent from around the United Kingdom and plan and manage production schedules to ensure deadlines are met.

 

 

April 2007 – June 2013                    

Head of Animation at Bristol Film Studio

 

I was responsible for developing, producing and managing the animation services at Bristol Film Studios.

 

My duties were to develop ideas and produce scripts/ storyboards and animatics for each animated project,

design the artistic style, produce the artworks/ animated content and composite and edit the films.

 

On large projects I was responsible for hiring and managing additional talent, directing both in- house artists and outsourced

voice talent, planning schedules and making sure deadlines were met.

 

I worked closely with clients as well as secondary governing bodies (i.e. Ofcom) to ensure legal specifications were met,

I was additionally required to seek new clients and drive animation/ illustration and film projects back into the company.

 

Additional non animation related tasks were to produce digital artworks, websites, logos, photo editing and live action film editing.

 

 

Nov 04 – April 05                                   

Media Assistant at Pennine Housing

 

To create artworks using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and In design for a housing company called ‘Pennine Housing 2000’.           

Whilst at the company I was responsible for a range of roles including directing photo shoots, designing and creating illustrations and graphics for leaflets, books, magazines, calendars, maps and posters.

 

 

Sept 04 – Nov 04                                  

2- D Animator at Siriol Productions

 

To animate scenes using Flash for a 2-D Children’s animated programme titled BB3B (Sproggs in U.S.A), which has been broadcasted internationally.


 

Qualifications

 

Sept 2007 – June 2011      

Bristol University of the West of England

MA Multimedia (Animation)

Grade – Merit

 

Sept 1999 – 2003                

Glamorgan University

BA Hons 2-D Classical Animation

Grade 2.1

 

Sept 1997 – June 1998      

Calderdale College

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

 

Sept 1995 – June 1997      

Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School

GNVQ Art and Design (Advanced)

Grade - Distinction

 

Awards

May 2009                              

Best Animated Film Award 2009

Film title – ‘The Jenkins’s’s’s’s

Awarding body – The Swansea Bay Film Festival


 

Skills

  • Animation

  • Story Development

  • Storyboarding

  • Animatic Production

  • Character Design

  • Background Design

  • Concept Artwork

  • Editing

  • Compositing

  • Illustration

  • Project management

  • Directing

  • Training

Software

  • Toon boom Harmony

  • Toon boom Storyboard

  • TV Paint

  • Adobe Flash/ Animate

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Clip Paint Studio

  • Spine

  • Blender

  • Maya


 

For all enquiries, please feel to contact me either by email/ telephone or by using the contact form on this page.

Email  - mark@markdaviesart.com

Telephone - 07514979912

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