Category Archives: careers

What I’ve learned in 2 years freelancing

Two years ago today I officially finished my job and flopped into the life of a freelance animator and designer, without much of an idea of what I was doing. Here’s a few things I’ve learned in that time. Freelancing is hard When I left my job, I really had no idea what I was… read more»

The big move; one year on

A moving van packed with all of my belongings

Moving to a new city is hard. Starting life all over again in another place means rebuilding a lot of the things you take for granted. This is my story, all of the mistakes I made, and my advice for anyone planning to make the same kind of journey. A year ago yesterday, I packed… read more»

Pathfinder: A prototype

As I discussed in my last post, one of my more recent Masters modules focused on technology enhanced learning environments. Our assignment was to develop a prototype for a learning environment that was supported by theories of learning and motivation. Having previously worked in media production within an educational institution, I was genuinely quite excited… read more»

Analysis Paralysis

Since I was selected to learn violin at the age of 7, my dream has been to become a professional musician. Or, at least, it’s been one of my dreams. You see, becoming a musician is more than difficult. It’s one of those careers that’s almost impossible to make a living from. Especially today, with… read more»

The first keyframe

Inbetweening — more often called ‘tweening’ — is an animation process, involving filling in the frames between two poses or ‘keyframes’, to create movement. Those inbetweening frames are a transition from one state to the next. As I sit here writing this, I’m preparing to start a new learning journey. Two weeks today I’ll be moving from Sheffield to… read more»