|Education||(AdSchool)2002-2006(Queensland School of Film & Television)2000-2002(Gold Coast Institute of TAFE)|
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I am a Melbourne based producer, art director & illustrator working in concept art and production development focusing on character design and environments. I have extensive experience covering areas of animation, children's books, phone applications, editorial and online education.
Currently I am looking for design/development work in the animation industry and contract/freelance illustration positions. I am also interested in positions of art direction, project co-ordination and management. I hold a Australian and British passport and open to overseas positions.
I have had various positions as a freelance and studio artist including: traditional illustration design, digital illustration, flash animation, flash character builds, character, prop and background design, colourist, storyboards, art director, project co-ordinator, director and producer.
Most recently I have worked on the design team of the Nelvana animated series The Day My Butt Went Psycho (two seasons) and in 2012 I produced, directed and designed an animated pilot for Cartoon Network/Turner Entertainment Asia.
Sometimes I'll appear in TV commercials and in the background of a TV show...and occasionally I dress up for conventions and collect LEGO minifigures!
Please visit my website or for current scribbles go to www.adelekthomas.blogspot.com
2013: "Lights, Colours, Ninjas!" Pearson Educational Publication: Freelance Illustrator for
their Children's Book.
November 2012 – December 2012 Melbourne, Australia
Built and animated characters for short term contract.
2011 & 2012: "Irazu" Production Bible and Animated Pilot (Cartoon Network).
Roles: Producer, co-writer, director, project management, art director, character designer,
background designer and painter.
2012: "Exchange Student Zero" Cartoon Network (Hong Kong) animated TV Film:
Background design and colouring, plus Flash character build.
2011: "Mollusks The Series" animated 7 part web series for The Movie Network :
Background design, colourist and assistant producer.
2008 : "People People" music video : Colour Designer.
2006 - 2007: "Rashman" animated series : Background colourist.
2010 : Orangutan Project educational program, fundraising merchandise, and other
promotional material including the latest Scholastic Brochures : Illustrator
2010 "Motor Neurone Disease Association of Australia" Print Campaign for for Kastner &
Partners Sydney : Supplied illustrations for three campaign print ads.
2009: "The Monster Maintenance Manual" children's book by Peter Macinnis : Illustrated
over 60 full colour characters.
2008 : "Primeval Evolved" online ARG in line with the ITV series Primeval : Illustrator for
creature sketches for the online sketchbook and game concept artist. (Emmy Award
winning and BAFTA nominated project.)
Additional: Provided a range of artwork for client's online projects.
2006 - 2008 : Provided artwork for online games, websites, and banners. Animated
banners and games with Flash and also character animation for TV content. Clients
included: TAFE, ESSI Money, Coca-Cola, Kmart, Biore and Queensland Learning.
Additional: Lead artist on TAFE website game.
-Lead concept/colour designer and flash animator.
-Lead artist/animator for jobs including: Learning Federation Government)Children's games, Ninemsn.com banners, viral games, & TAFE website & game.
-Animator for Cartoon Network Cable TVC inserts (Asia Pacific).
-Artist for 3D textures and models.
I was short-listed as a finalists in Children's Book Council of Australia's Crichton Award for children's book illustration, for my work on the Monster Maintenance Manual.
Pacific Film and Television Commission’s Queensland New Filmmakers Awards.