Claire Pinegar
Animation, United Kingdom
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Contact details
3rd Floor, Candid Arts
5 Torrens Street
London. EC1V 1NQ
Tel: +44 7835198761
Brief Summary
I am an animator, illustrator, and producer, currently freelancing in London. After graduating from UCA, Farnham with a degree in animation, I've been producing, artworking, animating, promoting, and designing at an animation production company and am working on a range of projects from music videos to web virals. I also VJ at club nights, generating visual collages of found content and my own graphics. 
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Professional Experience


I am a creative, passionate animator with a good eye for design. I am dedicated and reliable, can offer a range of skills and will approach any project with flexibility and enthusiasm. I have experience in broadcast, videos for web, film and music videos, through commercial and personal projects.


2006-2009                  BA (Hons) Animation from the University For The Creative Arts, Farnham.


2005-2006                   BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, University For The Creative                                                                         Arts, Rochester


1998-2005                  A-levels: Obtained the following grades from Fort Pitt Grammar
                                     School, Rochester - A in Graphic Design, B in Fine Art and B in
                                     Media Studies. 


My specialism lies in traditional 2D character animation, but I also have experience in motion graphics, pixilation, live action and design. I also have skills in script writing, storyboarding, producing and Illustration. In my spare time, I work as a VJ, using a mixture of original and found material. This has given me additional experience in motion graphics and editing, and greatly enhanced my practical technical knowledge.

My software skills include: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Encore and DVD Studio Pro. I also have a good knowledge of Adobe Flash, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.


Previous employment


April 2010 - Present:       Freelance: I have worked with a wide variety of clients and media, often undertaking whole projects, from pre-production to delivery. I have had good experience in liaising with clients and forming positive relationships is a top priority. I aim to take on each project with a fresh eye and apply different ideas to each brief.


Jun 2009 - Apr 2010:                 Producer at Sweetworld TV ltd. Key responsibilities
                                                      Artworking; Creating schedules and budgets; writing press
                                                      releases and creating html email newsletters; Promotional
                                                      and marketing work such as creating showreel DVDs,
                                                      distributing, entering festivals; Managing company website
                                                      and social networking; Liaising with clients and                                                                         contacts; Assisting on shoots; animating and designing.


Jan - Mar 2010:                      Marketing Intern at Animate Projects: I fulfilled a 3 Month
                                                  Marketing Internship at Animate Projects, a division of Arts
                                                  Council England. My responsibilities here were mainly posting
                                                  to their editorial blog (APEngine, I also
                                                  contributed content, edited features and conducting my own
                                                  interviews with film-makers for this blog. More general tasks
                                                  included creating database archives, managing social
                                                  networking and collecting data on the sites online presence.


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