Zindagi – Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy

Client: Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy

Title: Zindagi

Animated music video for the track “Zindagi” by Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy.

During a mini break in Japan I was contacted by Chinmay from DSJL who contacted me  about putting together an animated video for a experimental piece called Zindagi. Chinmay to his amazing credit is clearly a very visual person and to my joy he had already developed a storyboard he wanted us to develop. And so began the exploration of the music and Chinmay’s vision, which has become a piece which represents a journey through life, multi dimensional worlds and time. After several conversations we began developing a concept and it soon became clear that this wasn’t going to be a conventional animation, it was almost certainly going to be a new challenge for myself.

We present Zendagi, from Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy.

Melbournians please check them out.

Project Specifics:

  • 2D Animation, collage, motion graphics
  • 3 week production
  • Software: Toonboom animate, Photoshop, After Effects, illustrator

Relationship animation – Melbourne Well-Being Centre

Client: Melbourne Well-Being centre

Title: Relationship’s animation

I love working on projects which I can learn from while I work on them. Hannah and Aaron from the Fitzroy based well-being centre had me over for a cup of tea to meet their cat and talk me through their idea.

As busy people, both working hard at the Melbourne well-being centre, they needed someone to come in and work with them on a animation that would promote their services. In once afternoon we sat down and came up with a strong yet simple storyline that focused on the key points they wanted to cover in the animated short. I suggested we break it up into four 10 second clips that they could then use across Facebook and Instagram, with the full version available at their website.

The animation discusses some of the most common traits in relationships and it suggests methods in addressing them in a positive way.

Learning everyday.

Project Specifics:

  • 2D Animation, typography, motion graphics
  • 3 week production
  • Software: Toonboom animate, Photoshop, After Effects, illustrator

Ideal – Baby on the moon

Client: Ideal

Title: Baby on the moon

Animated music video for the track “Baby on the moon” by Ideal.

Melbourne based hip-hop artist Ideal and myself worked together in producing the above video, the track is dedicated to his son Levi and his mantra “Reach for the sky”. The story within the lyrics tells us that before he tucks his son on each night the father tells his son to reach for the sky, this controls Levis imagination and each night he dreams of reaching the moon his trusted side-kick, the family dog Lieutenant Wanna-Sniff.

We had a lot of fun producing this content and it will accompany Ideals album launch Early 2018

Project Specifics:

  • 2D Animation, Kinetic text, typography
  • 2 week production
  • Software: Toonboom animate, Photoshop, After Effects

Strata Living Shorts

Client: Ace body corporate

Title: Strata Living Shorts – An animated take on some of the stories taken from the book “Strata Living Stories!” 

After the illustrations for Strata Living Stories were finalised we began promoting and marketing the book. The author, Stephan Raff,  had taken questions on radio and television however we decided we wanted to create some supporting material which could be displayed online. To highlight some of the stories we animated the following stories using the characters and backgrounds from the original artwork.

Purchase your copy here

Project Specifics:

  • 1 month contract
  • Cartoon/Animation
  • Software used: Flash, Toon boom, After Effects

Helpful bacteria – La Trobe University

Client: La Trobe University

Title: Helpful Bacteria

This 2D animation titled ‘Helpful Bacteria’ was developed in June 2016 to support research into bacteria ran by La Trobe University. We proposed the idea of using a character based animation and ran with the rockstar theme that you will see in this video. Produced for La Trobe University and developed alongside Melbourne based agency Creativa videos I created original characters and artwork, storyboards and stylesheets before animating and compositing this animation.

Project Specifics:

  • Cartoon/Animation
  • 2 week production
  • Software: Toonboom animate, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere CC

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



Google Edge

Client: Whisper design studios

Title: Google edge animation

Google Edge

Animation short to support the launch of the Google app “Edge”. This video was produced alongside Whisper Audio Studios and was part of a wider presentation presented to the English Football Association.

I was contacted from Simon at Whisper Audio and asked to help their team of designers to produce several animated scenes to accompany the video. Facing a very tight deadline we turned the project in within 48 hours.

Project Specifics:

  • 3 day contract
  • Illustration/Storyboarding/Animation
  • Software used: Pencil, Flash, After Effects


EPA Group

Client: EPA Group

Title:  Motion graphics, Character design, Animation, Rigging, and Background design for EPA

I approached Hani at EPA group over a posted job requesting artwork for an online podcast. What started as purely ‘business’ soon became a close working relationship which has seen us develop exciting new projects outside of the workplace. During the EPA group contract we developed motion graphics, artwork and product design as part of the rebrand of the EPA group website.

You can visit their website here

Project Specifics:

  • 2 month contract
  • Cartoon/Illustration/Motion graphics/Graphic design
  • Software used: Pencil, Photoshop, Illustrator, Anime Pro, After effects

Characters Group


“Will and I worked together on corporate branding for EPA Group. Will demonstrated an outstanding ability to operationalise broadly defined design requirements into a brief; which he executed with meticulous care. I would highly recommend Will to any firm seeking high quality digital marketing and graphic design.

Artwork Outside

Artwork Office


The Challenge

Client: The Challenge

Title: logo design, motion graphics and animation short.

I worked closely with Craig and Ryan on their start up, ‘The Challenge’. We approached this project with a clear vision and over a period of creative discussion we developed a logo and animated short to propel The Challenge into its first season of running. The Challenge is a boxing event which encourages people to attend a 10 week fitness programme preparing them for a stadium match up in the ring.The Challenge Logo Shadow-01

Project Specifics:

    • 1 month contract
    • Logo design/Motion graphics/Character design/Animation
    • Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Premiere




I’m Just Sayin”

Client: Tara Lynn Phillips

Title: I’m Just Sayin’, “With Tara Lynn Phillips!”

An animated intro for Tara Phillips’ YouTube channel. The cartoon is to promote and introduce her online show “I’m Just Sayin’. Tara recorded the sound and her vocals for me to lip sync.

This project took just over two weeks with several stages of character development and two revisions of the animation.

View Tara’s Youtube channel here

Project Specifics:

  • 2 week contract
  • Storyboarding/Character design/Cartoon/Illustration
  • Software used: Pencil, Illustrator, Toon Boom, After Effects


“Will has been a pleasure to work with! He has been patient with my pickiness, able to be in communication with me daily, provided updates, taken all my requests and changes. I looooove my finished product. He is talented and a hard worker!

I would definitely hire Will again and also recommend him to others! I feel so grateful to have found him and I just love my animated theme song for my show!”

Character Design

kinetic text show reel

Client: Varied

Title: Kinetic text and animated typography show reel

“an animation technique involving moving text, usually accompanied by corresponding speech” – macmillan dictionary

Above is a cut from several projects I have recently been working on, the included scenes use kinetic typography, an option for any animation and one that could bring that little bit extra to your project. Choosing to use kinetic typography alongside any other animation styles can enhance and bring more dynamism to your project, using these methods bring extra stimuli especially when accompanied by narration and can enhance your message conveying it in a clearer way.

With engaging motion graphics and creative transitions between scenes ask now how we can use kinetic typography to bring the most out of your project.


The Footy Recording

Client: N/A

Title: The Footy Recording – Stadium sound, animated 

This animated short was a piece I wanted to work on after I attended a ‘Footy’ game at the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. It was my first experience of an AFL game and I wanted to capture some of the sounds of the fans and the stadium sounds. After returning and playing back what I had recorded I began visualising a short animation so I applied the sound to a few sketches and it turned out like this.

Project Specifics:

  • 2 week production
  • Character design/Cartoon/Illustration
  • Software/Hardware used: Iphone, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, Premiere


Animation Show Reel

Animations taken from my portfolio between 2011 & 2017.

Note: Includes clients, Swinburne University of Technology, La Trobe University, Ace body corporate, Sports Heroes, Doug Bray, Wayne Lee, Block Design, Craig Dembicki & Young Stunta.


“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.

Cinema Fantástico

Cinema Fantástico -“A cinema club for children in the community” 

The Cinema Fantástico is a project set up for children in South Bristol. In association with the Wallace & Gromit Grand appeal it gives opportunities to families looking for activities to spend with each other.

I met with Marina over a coffee and agreed to work with her on her Cinema Fantástico project, I worked voluntarily using her character designs to produce an animated intro to accompany all of the screenings at Cinema Fantástico. I enjoyed working with Marina, a creative and enthusiastic soul who’s passion was addictive.

View the blog here

Project Specifics:

  • 2 week production
  • Animation/Illustration
  • Software used: Illustrator, Flash, After Effects