Alan McKenna

Alan McKenna

2D Artist & Videographer

  • Location: Greater Manchester, UK
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available

My name is Alan and I'm a multimedia artist. I've graduated with a Masters Degree in Animation at University of Salford. I even studied in the MediaCityUK (Salford) University building itself. Beside just studying computer animation, I also did some video editing and compositing modules as part of the course.

I'm multi-skilled in other design and media areas from what I've gain through both University and College; videography/camerawork, character design, storyboarding, graphic design, layout design, video editing.

From 2011 and onwards, I collaborated with artists overseas on web-comics, mainly lettering and digital colouring, on an occasional bases.

I do have some work experience in theatre, in The Met Art Centre (based in Bury, Lancashire) which I undertaked during my last year at Elms Bank High School (2002-03). My responsibilities were working in the office, checking mail and press clipping on the Met, and then file them for the archives. And during shows being ushering customers to their seats.

Work History

Animator, Effects Artist and Video Editor - Spirit Legends Fundraiser Video

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015

Graphic Designer and Illustator - Cava Finance

Jan 2015 - Jan 2015

Graphic Designer - Puresites

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014

Animator and Video Editor - Claws, Hooves and Red Dart (Trailer)

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014

Camera Operator, Photographer and Video Editor - Weatherforce

Feb 2013 - Mar 2013


Animation - Master of Arts - University of Salford

Sep 2011 - Jul 2013

Animation - Bachelor (Hons) of Arts - University of Salford

Sep 2008 - Jul 2011

Media (Moving Image) - National Diploma - Bury College

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008

Film Studies - A Level - Bury College

Sep 2006 - Jul 2008


  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe PremierePro
  • After Effects
  • Video Editing
  • 2D and Computer Animation
  • Cartooning
  • Character Design
  • Compositing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Digital Imaging
  • Logo design
  • Promotional Video
  • Sketching
  • Storyboarding
  • Toon Boom Animate
  • Videography