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I'm a Freelance Illustrator and Visual Development artist from the East of England, graduating from Norwich University of the Arts with a degree in Graphic Design & Animation.

I provide cartoons, illustration, concept design and characters for entertainment, working with clients across the Animation, Gaming and Design industries.

When I'm not drawing you can usually find me watching movies, playing in my 80's hair metal tribute band or hanging out with my lovely girlfriend and our menagerie of beasts (two cats, one dog and three crazy chickens). I also love curry and Star Wars.

I'm currently available for freelance work and commissions.
If you'd like to hire me, please get in touch via email: dankelbyart@gmail.com

 

Education
Norwich University of the Arts
BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Animation
1999 – 2002

DeMontfort University Lincoln
GNVQ Graphic Design
1997 – 1999

Skills
Traditional - Graphite, Gouache, Ink
Digital - Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Microsoft Desktop
Interests - Movies, Nature, Cooking, Video games

Coursework
The Spark - Visual Development for Animation
Mentor: Sarah Marino, Character Designer and Background Painter at Nickelodeon
July - October 2015

The mentorship ran for 3 months and in that time I designed and painted characters, props, colour keys and story moments in order to retell a traditional children's story by setting it in another location and time period.

Lighting for Story & Concept Art
Instructor: Sam Nielson
www.schoolism.com
April 2015

The Magic Box
Instructor: Chris Oatley
The Oatley Academy
2013-present