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Andy Catling

Andy Catling - Designer

Brighton, United Kingdom

UK based international illustrator of children's books.

Overview

My name is Andy Catling (BA hons) and I am a professional illustrator with more than 50 illustrated titles under my belt. I work in traditional mediums and digital wot-nots to make artwork for book illustration, editorial projects, websites and advertising. I have worked for many different publishing houses such as Usborne, Oxford University Press, Little Tiger press, Parragon, QED, Franklin Watts and many others.

In a typical book illustration project I will design characters, story scenes and generally visualise the words of a story to work with and around the text on a page. With many projects I have designed the cover and internal pages before illustrating. I do this with a view to creating a harmony and flow with text and image.

In past employments I have also produced storyboards and 3D modelling and animation as well as 2D animation for video game publishers such as Microsoft.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Fantasy Humor & Comedy Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Certifications

  • BA (hons) Graphic design

Awards

  • Tir-na n-og shortlisted 2016
  • TERF Finalist 2008

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
September, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

Children's book Illustrator. Book design, character design, concept artist, 2D animation

Artist and animator

Beyond Reality Games
August, 2005 – August, 2012 (about 7 years)

Working as an artist and animator in video game production. 3D modelling, 3D animation, character design.

Game artist

Climax
November, 2001 – November, 2003 (about 2 years)

Working as an artist and animator in main stream video game production (Microsoft). Concept artist, Storyboards, 2D animation, character design.

Artist and animator

Artworld
February, 2001 – November, 2001 (9 months)

Working as an artist and animator in video game production. Concept artist, 3D modelling, 3D animation, storyboards, character design, level design.

Artist and animator

Minds eye productions
December, 1997 – February, 2001 (about 3 years)

Working as an artist and animator in main stream video game production. Concept artist, 3D modelling, Storyboards, 3D animation, 2D animation, character design.

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Santa Corn

Ceri Wyn Jones

Joseph and the Lying Lady

Fiona Veitch Smith

Joseph and the Rainbow Robe

Fiona Veitch Smith

Joseph and the Fearful Family

Fiona Veitch Smith

Joseph and the Hidden Cup

Fiona Veitch Smith

Don Quixote

Aladdin and the Lamp (Must Know Stories: Level 2)

Hilary Robinson

Aladdin and the Lamp

Aladdin and the Lamp

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