ABOUT

I'm a freelance 2D motion designer and illustrator, a mixed-media lover for education, short films, socials, editorials & film. I want to create content that is informative, that stands out, is digestible & still full of feeling.

My creativity draws from the physical world around me, I find a lot of my inspiration for storytelling and visual style from organic, natural forms. I'm drawn to personal stories and provoking visuals, communicated with natural textures and bold strokes, to share information in a way that is tactile and full of feeling.

I've worked as a freelancer since Autumn 2020, typically with video-production agencies for short-form commercial content, and occasionally with individual artists and film directors. My projects have varied from internal explainers and commercial ads to documentaries, music videos, custom portraits and colouring pages

EXPERIENCE WITH

- Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Audition & Media encoder 

- Asana, Google & Microsoft suites, Maxon C4D, Maya, Procreate & Rough Animator

- Line-management, team co-odination, admin, client relations, concept & design research, presentation

Awards and Qualifications

CLIENTS AND WORK HISTORY

Northumbria University

National Trust

Wildlife Trust

Hewitt and Walker: Scarlett Abbott, York st John University, Costa, Ebay, BT, Dixons

Orillo Films: Akzonobel, Nude

Girl Code Theatre, Brighton

Bookaid International

Victorian Candle Co.

Breathe and Sleep LTD.

Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

2020

Animation MA, Distinction

Northumbria University Newcastle

2019

Animation BA, 1st class Hons.

Northumbria University Newcastle

2018

Best film - 'The Magic of Books'

Charity Pick @ BFX

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testimonials

I had the pleasure of collaborating as a client and as an artist with Ashleigh. She magically and intuitively brought to life the story of Rosie the wizard girl. She is a highly pragmatic, creative, curious imaginative animator and a pure delight to collaborate with. Along with her technical skill set and professional work ethic she designed a beautiful magic children’s animation in beautiful hues. Ashleigh is passionate about creativity, imagination, collaboration, children’s story telling and she has no fear but total courage and conviction to execute with confidence. Highly recommended to lead and project manage a team of creatives.

Rosa Breen - Coach

Ashleigh coordinated a team of fellow animators on Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland's #WishISaid campaign which aims to raise awareness of Sexual Harassment in the Street. Ashleigh clearly understood the sensitivity of the topic, was able to interpret our brief well and deliver an on brand quality animation in a very tight schedule. The communication with the team was smooth and Ashleigh was an absolute pleasure to work with.

Dawn Bowman - Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland

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