Blog: Projects on this month

Monday April 11th 2016 // Children illustrator Melbourne

I haven’t had an opportunity to update my site or this blog since the turn of the new year, since then I have been working on several new projects some of which I am putting the finishing touches to now. Lets see, we had the wedding cartoon for Thao & Linh, the comic book strip for Vlad, Doug and I are waiting on the final text before publishing a children’s book, going live in the coming weeks will be a fitness app I provided some character animations for and right now I am at the beginning of producing several sprite sheets for the Sydney based developer, Codecamp… I think there may have been some flyer design work among these projects as well.. I can never say no to my old friend Nick.

Here are some cuts from the aforementioned.

A page from ‘Dirty Filthy Archie’

Children illustrator Melbourne

Character designs for mobile fitness app

Vector character design

Sports Heroes Flyer design

SportsHeroes flyer

Blog: More flyer designs

Friday August 14th 2015 // Sports Heroes flyer

I’ve just got back from a 3 week holiday back in England, while back at home I had the chance to catch up with some old colleagues from Sports Heroes, on returning to Australia I’ve put together the new design for their holiday club flyers. Here is the Halloween Sports Heroes flyer

Sports Heroes flyer

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

Blog: India video diary

Thursday 27th February 2014 //

Blog - India

India: In December 2014 we travelled by train from Delhi to Ranthambhore to view wild tigers, leopards & birds. The Somadi in the heart of India was peaceful and in the small village of Mehrabad we were introduced to Meher Baba. Dusting ourselves of in the Psy-Trance beaches of Goa.

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



Background artwork

Client: Varied

Title: Background artwork illustrations

Here are some example art pieces from projects I have been involved in. I use digital methods when designing these art pieces, rendering the final designs through Photoshop which is very useful as when it comes to using these designs in animated projects it gives us the option to prepare them as functioning compositions.

Most of the background designs I have on display here would have been produced in a reasonable time, my process is to provide outline drafts for the purpose of any revisions before finalising the image in colour.


“Will is a talented Illustrator and Animator with compelling story telling abilities who also has a broad range of design and production skills including Web and Print.


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!

Graphic Design


Examples of Graphic design, typography, logos & illustrations.

// The Sports Heroes Flyers since early 2011 – 2015

Flyer Montage// Poster – French Text book Circa 2001



// Sports Heroes – Children’s certificates


// Sports Heroes – E learning resources

Sports Heroes Map

// Mañana Escher-01

// Monkey King Clothing – “All you need is Love”  T Shirt Design


// Image Magazine – Front cover design for e-magazine



// National Marine Aquarium – “Little Squirts” Poster advertisement

Little Squirts