Gemma Roberts

Gemma Roberts

Senior 2D Animator at Cartoon Saloon

  • Location: Wales, UK
  • Career stage: Experienced
  • Freelancer: Unavailable

I am a 2D illustrator and animator with a passion for all things drawn. I graduated in 2012 with a First in BA (Hons) Animation at the University of Wales, Newport and love to tell stories with engaging characters by mixing digital and traditional mediums. Coming from a home-educated background, my aim in making my graduation film, Acorns, was to present the nostalgia of my childhood using the charms of character animation and visual storytelling without dialogue. After graduating I worked in London on Channel 4's sequel to The Snowman, dubbed The Snowman and the Snowdog (2012) and as a story artist on CBeebie's Bing at Tandem Films in 2013-2014.

Most recently I have worked as a storyboard artist on Scream Street (2015), a 2D Assistant Animator on the feature length Ethel & Ernest (2016) and a senior 2D Assistant Animator and Additional Animation on Channel 4's We're Going on a Bear Hunt (2016) at Lupus Films.

I currently work as a freelancer for clients and companies while continuing personal projects (illustrations and animation) between work. In my spare time I enjoy watching films, playing video games, reading fictional novels and 'art of' books as well as days out with friends and traveling to new places.

Visit my website for more of my personal work and information: http://www.amberdust.co.uk

Work History

Senior 2D Animator "My Father's Dragon" - Cartoon Saloon

May 2020 - Present

Animator / Director - AmberDust Studios

Sep 2006 - Present

Senior 2D Clean-up Animator "Wolfwalkers" - Cartoon Saloon

Aug 2019 - Feb 2020

2D Assistant Animator "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" - Lupus Films

Feb 2019 - Jul 2019

Storyboard Artist "The Clangers" - Factory Create

Aug 2018 - Jan 2019

2D Animator "The Bear's Famous Invasion of Sicily" - Prima Linea / 3.0 Studios

Oct 2017 - May 2018

2D Animation Lecturer - Futureworks, Manchester

Sep 2014 - May 2017

2D Senior Assistant Animator and Additional Animation "We're Going On A Bear Hunt" - Lupus Films

Jun 2016 - Nov 2016

2D Assistant Animator "Ethel & Ernest" - Lupus Films

Oct 2015 - Apr 2016

Storyboard Artist "Scream Street" - Factory Create

May 2015 - Oct 2015

2D Animator - Dark Signal Ltd.

May 2015 - Jul 2015

Storyboard Artist - HiT Entertainment

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015

2D Animator - Simon's Cat

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015

Storyboard Artist "Horrid Henry" - Richard Villeneuve Media Services

Jun 2014 - Aug 2014

UKCES: Our Investment - UK Commission for Employment & Skills (UKCES)

Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Senior Story Artist "Bing" - Tandem Films

Nov 2013 - Feb 2014

Story Artist "Bing" - Tandem Films

Apr 2013 - Feb 2014

Freelance Flash Animator "Boost Buddy" - Tandem Films

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013

Runner and Rendering Department "The Snowman and the Snowdog" - Lupus Films

Jul 2012 - Oct 2012

Storyboard Artist - THE GATE FILMS

Nov 2011 - Jan 2012

Freelance Artist "One-Armed Bandit" - Octopus, Inc

Jul 2011 - Sep 2011

Illustrator - A. Dora Duck

Jan 2009 - Aug 2011

2D Animator - Beryl Productions

May 2011 - Jun 2011

Freelance Comic Artist - THE GATE FILMS

Aug 2010 - Mar 2011

Education

Animation - BA (Hons) - University of Wales, Newport

2009 - 2012

Interactive Media - BTEC National Diploma - Yale College, Wrexham

2007 - 2009

Field of study unknown - Qualification type unknown - Education Otherwise (Home Education)

1990 - 2007

Skills

  • Director
  • Illustrator
  • Narrative storytelling
  • Storyboard artist
  • 2D animator

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