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  • Illustration 3
  • Retouching 2
  • Screen Editing 2


After Effects, Animation, Art, Art Photography, Character Design, Character Developer , Compositing, Digital Artist, Digital Illustration, Digital Imaging, Digital Media, Drawing, Editing, Fashion, Film


  • Planet 55 Studios
    2015 - 2016

    At this unique and dynamic animation studio I was contracted from the 15th of January 2015 to the end of production 15th of April 2016, to work within the Animation team as a Liner and Shader. Essential skills within this collaborative setting were providing viable artistic solutions to meet critical deadlines. As a Liner and Shader I was responsible for mastering new software to transform the initial sketched animation to the final polished product. This process involved correcting and smoothing out any imperfections of the initial rough through the lining and colouring, including shadows and highlights of each frame to broadcast quality.


  • College of Fine arts (COFA)
    Bachelor of Digital Media
    2012 - 2014
  • College of Fine arts (COFA)
    Bachelor of Fine Arts
    2012 - 2012
  • Mid North Coast TAFE (Port Macquarie Campus)
    2011 - 2011

Awards and Achievements

  • Sound Design Award

    My final year project was an animated short film called Anxiety Tails which was selected for screening at the Chauvel Cinema, winning the Sound Design award.

  • Brain Art Junior Digital Media 1st place

    A digital drawing won 1st place in the Junior Digital Media section of the Brain Art competition. The work was exhibited in the Global Gallery in Paddington.

  • Tafe Clips 'Imagine' Finalist

    A short video was entered into the Tafe Clips 'imagine' competition and was voted as a finalist.

  • TAFE Acquisitive Art Prize 2nd place

    A series of digital paintings won 2nd place in the under 22s Digital Art section and were exhibited at a local TAFE institute.


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Tess Montgomery-Hughes
Education College of Fine arts (COFA)
College of Fine arts (COFA)
Mid North Coast TAFE (Port Macquarie Campus)
Employer Planet 55 Studios
Location Gosford & Central Coast Australia


About Tess

Tess is a passionate digital illustrator who has almost finished her contract as a Concept Artist for Planet55 Studios's animated children's TV productions. In 2015 + 2016 she worked as an animator on Planet55's "Prisoner Zero", which aired in September on ABC3.
In 2014 she graduated with the award of Bachelor of Digital Media with Distinction from the University of New South Wales Art & Design. Her short film "Anxiety Tails" won the Sound Design award and was screened at the Chauvel Cinema in Paddington.
In her free time she likes to draw optimistic illustrations, often inspired by song lyrics and popular characters.
She has been running her own art stalls since 2013 at popular culture conventions such as SMASH (Sydney Manga Anime Show) and Supanova, while also manading an online Etsy store in which she sells her own products and organises commissions.




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