I am a character designer and concept artist with experience in TV and feature animation. Previous experience includes working on animated productions for Disney XD - Boulder Media, Nickelodeon - Brown Bag Films, Cartoon Saloon, Amazon, etc.
I hold a First Class Honours BA degree in Animation from the Arts University Bournemouth and have also undertaken specialised courses in Character Design as well completing the renowned Motivarti mentorship program as a mentee in the field of visual development.
You can see my full Resume below or visit my Linkedin profile.
If you are interested in my work, have any questions, feedback or advise please do not hesitate to contact me.
Specialising in character design, concept art/ visual development
Comfortable using Shotgun.
Doodle Productions. December 2021 - January 2021. (remote)
3D pre-school TV series.
Treehouse Republic. September 2021 - November 2021. (remote)
Lead Character Designer.
unannounced 2D TV series.
Mikrofilm AS. October 2020 - June 2021. (remote)
Location/ BG Design Supervisor.
for Mikrofilm’s short film Cockroaches.
Pixelgiants. April 2020 - present. (remote)
Co-Creator and Production Designer of the upcoming TV series 'The Olive Bunch', pitched at Cartoon Forum and MIP Junior 2020.
Brown Bag Films, Netflix. May 2020 - July 2020.
Design for various assets and colour design for an animated TV series for Netflix.
Mikrofilm AS. October 2019 - March 2020. (Norway)
Prop and Location Designer.
Designing for Mikrofilm’s first animated feature Titina.
Katerina Pantela Art & Animation. September 2018 - present.
Freelance Character Designer and Concept Artist for various clients.
pitch art, concept art/ vis dev, character design, colour styling/ colour scripts, production design/ art direction, prop design, animation in Toonboom Harmony.
Pixelgiants. January 2017 - August 2018.
PRODUCTION DESIGNER/ CHARACTER DESIGNER. Development for upcoming upper pre-school series Magic Molly. The project has received Creative Europe funding and was recently pitched at Cartoon Forum, September 2018, with great success. The teaser trailer was made in collaboration with Blue-Zoo Animation. You can watch the teaser trailer here: https://vimeo.com/316279016
Gingerbread Animation. October 2017 - May 2018. (Ireland)
CHARACTER DESIGNER. Character design for Disney XD “Space Chickens In Space”.
Cartoon Saloon. May 2017 - September 2017. (Ireland)
CHARACTER ANIMATOR on a children's TV show for Amazon.
Brown Bag Films. January 2016 - April 2017. (Ireland)
CONCEPT ARTIST & ASSET DESIGNER.
Props, Environment & Character designs for pre-school TV series for Nickelodeon.
Pixelgiants. December 2015 - January 2016. (Cyprus)
Early Design & Art Consulting for an original pre-school animation pitch.
Boulder Media. January 2015 - November 2015. (Ireland)
CHARACTER ANIMATOR. Animation for Disney XD “Wander Over Yonder” - Annie Awarded series for best children's TV animated show 2016.
Boulder Media. October 2013 – December 2014. (Ireland)
CHARACTER ANIMATOR. Animation for Disney XD “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”, season 2.
La Fabrique d’Images. August 2011 - September 2011. (Luxembourg)
BACKGROUND ARTIST & PROP DESIGN INTERN. Work Placement. Creating and painting backgrounds and props for children’s TV production ‘Michel’.
Bug AS. July 2011. (Norway)
VISUAL DEVELOPMENT INTERN. Work Placement. Responsible for early character designs and visual development for the animated intro of sports TV show ''FC Football''.
La Fabrique d’Images. January 2011 - March 2011. (Luxembourg)
ANIMATION INTERN. Work Placement. I did effects and character animation, both hand- drawn and digital cut-out using Toon Boom Harmony for children’s TV production ‘Grenadine and Peppermint’.
CGMA 2D Academy. October 2018 - December 2018
Visual Development, mentored by Armand Serrano.
Motivarti. September 2016 - December 2016.
Visual Development, mentored by Evgeni Tomov.
Animation SkillNet (Ireland). November 2014 - December 2014.
Business for Animation.
CGMA 2D Academy. 2014 - 2019
-Character Design for Animation
-Fundamentals of Environment Design
-Character Design for Production
-Art Direction for Character Designers
National Centre of Computer Animation - Bournemouth University. September 2012 - February 2013.
Completed the following classes in 3D Computer Animation: Computer Animation Techniques (Distinction), Group Project
(Distinction), Moving Image Theory (Merit).
The Arts University Bournemouth. September 2009 - June 2012.
BA (Hons) Animation Production, First Class Honours.
VFX short course: an eight-week course taught by Framestore professionals, designed to teach the fundamental entry level skills of Paint and Roto, Camera and Body Tracking.
The Arts University Bournemouth. 2010.
Acting Workshop, short course. A ten-week practical workshop that provided me with basic acting knowledge and understanding, developing my performance skills in animation.
University for the Creative Arts (UCA). 2008 - 2009.
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Distinction.
-References available upon request-