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.
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
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