Blog: Speed drawing

Thursday March 14th 2015 // Speed drawing character design

While illustrating the background artwork for ‘Strata Living Stories’ and rendering my character design ‘s I thought I’d screen record my progress. This is what it looked like after being sped up by 900%. Note: Back home in the UK the general election results were coming in!

Blog: I’m just sayin’

Sunday March 22nd 2015 // Character design animation

Over the previous 2 weeks I have been working closely with Tara Phillips producing an Animated ident for her Youtube Channel. We went through the revision stages to come up with a sassy character she was happy with and then began animating her her intro, lip syncing the character to her opening title jingle “I’m just sayin'”. Check Tara’s intro and channel out on YouTube here.

Character Design

Blog: Character design background art

Wednesday February 25th 2015 // Character design background art Melbourne

Over the last month I have been working with the lovely folk over at EPA finance, Melbourne. We have taken the seven members of staff there and turned them into rigged animated characters, in split views and customisable. The seven characters will be used by EPA to present web seminars and podcasts as well as marketing material to promote a different take on the world of accountants. Along with the seven characters I have also illustrated three background sets for the characters to be animated upon.

Characters Group

Artwork Outside

Artwork Board Room

Artwork Office

Monday February 9th 2015 //

A big thank you for an enjoyable couple of days working with Matthew Hoffman. Together we were able to produce a news anchor character and a set in a very quick turn around.

Matt wanted a character based on a certain Pawney resident and together, after a few reviews we came up with this guy.

Character Model

Concept Characters

Matt Hoffman - Background

Wedding Video – Our Story

Client: Thao Le

Title: Our story

The above video features scenes taken from an animation produced for a young couples wedding day. I have cut and edited the animated scenes from a larger piece which included photo montages and music. The animation tells the story of a young couples life together following them through early childhood memories, how they met and up to the proposal. We present the story in an amusing and original way characterising both of them in 2D form. The animation was presented to their guests on their wedding day.

If you are considering something similar and you would like to find out how this could be done for you please get in touch.

Project Specifics:

  • 2 month contract
  • Storyboarding/Character Design/Animation
  • Software used: Toon Boom animate, After Effects



Character Design

Client: Varied

Title: Character design illustrations

Character artwork and character development for animation and print. Most designs are based upon a two revision process, using the clients initial brief to create original designs.


“Will was very professional with his work and the way he went about this project. He greatly exceeded expectations in both the quality of his work and with the timeliness in which he completed everything. Great to work with and would definitely recommend to others!

8 Bit Sprite Sheets

Client: Codecamp

Project: Sprite sheets

I teamed up with the guys at Codecamp to produce a short run of sprite sheets with the objective to appeal to all children and to create original and imaginative characters.

Codecamp run holiday camps for primary school children across Australia, they bring an expressive and enjoyable lesson plan for platform game coding that can be enjoyed by children of the ages 0f 4-11.

Learn more here