Name

Will Kevans

About

SKILLS & ABILITIES

GDD Design
UX Design
Flash (advanced) with SC Action Script AS3 and AS2 (Adobe Certified)
Character Designer
Game Designer
Animator
Cartoonist/Caricaturist
Fashion Illustrator
Storyboard artist
Pen and ink artist
Adobe Premier
Illustrator
Photoshop
After Effects
Logic 8
Eyeblaster
Double Click
Fireworks

INTERESTS

Rock climbing, parachuting,canoeing, playing guitar and cycling.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

ANIMATION:

2015 – Present (3 months)KPMG OLIVER Agency Animation and presentations, app design, After Effects, Flash, Premiere Film editing and corporate web design.

2015 (3Weeks) Instant Win Gaming.Games concept artwork and finished UX design for
US Gaming company. A commercial Bingo App
for mobile and devices.

2015 MKODO A freelance part-time placement, creating concepts for a major producer of casino games. Responsibilities included producing GDD Documents, finished artwork and designing UX for a forthcoming commercial casino slot-game app.

April 2014 – June 2014 (3 months)Kensington Epigeum
I was tasked to create a cartoon strip for an online teaching application for Phd students and universities. I also created an animation for doctoral candidates. This is an ongoing project.

2014 BeJig Senior games Designer – UX Design, GDD lead designer

2012-2014
Senior Games Designer at TopJack Games
Designing characters and concepts for online casino games. Responsibilities included:
Creating General Design Documents
Creating wireframes
Copywriting
UX design
Graphic design
Flash animation
Creating multi-language games platforms

2010 – 2012
Senior Flash Designer at The Libertine (advertising agency)
Working on high-profile digital content for major clients including:
Designing and implementing animation for giant-format advertising screens at Victoria and Liverpool Street stations for Artemis
Designing animatics for Comet and Butlins advertising campaigns
Designing fashion drawings for New Look’s staff magazine
Editing a series of online videos for Shepherd Neame
Designing a series of television channel idents for Babyliss
Designing title animation for a series of online DIY videos for Wickes
Creating online banners for HMV, Henderson and Gartmore

2010
Flash Designer, Johnson & Johnson
Designing and creating an interactive self-help public health animation

2010
Banner Designer, M&C Saatchi LIDA
Designing concept boards and animating banners for Curry’s and Travelex

2009
Flash Designer, Real 451
Creating Microsite, including two games, for Monsters vs Aliens

2009
Flash Designer, Soup Agency
Designing and animating berries for Innocent Smoothies

2009
Banner Designer, BMB
Designing and animating banners for Thompson Holidays advertising campaign

2008
Game Designer, Nokia
Designing and creating a viral banner game. Liaising with RGA employees to explain possible uses of Flash to meet the requirements of their clients

2008
Flash Designer, Decca Records
Designing and creating a pop video for The Revelations band

2008
Flash Designer, Hurrel & Dawson
Creating an animated engine part for a television commercial for Aston Martin

2008
Flash Designer, BBC
Designing and creating Flash animation for The Watering Hole, the BBC New Comedy website

2007-2008
Scooby Doo Lead Illustrator, Warner Bros
Designing and implementing a multi-platform educational game for children using Flash. Working closely with Warner Bros professionals to ensure that the game was designed to schedule (within 12-month period). Ensuring that the style of the game reflected the style of the original Scooby Doo television series while remaining contemporary for a new audience. I was responsible for creating and designing all of the background elements and interface.

2007
Flash Designer, Unit 9
Creating animated transition for Belvedere Vodka and AT and T

2007
Flash Designer, Meme
Producing character animation for BP training module

2006
Game Designer, Electracade
Designing interfaces for online games for Ladbrokes, Paddy Power and William Hill

2006
Game Designer, Universal Records
Designing and creating a viral game to promote The Bloodhound Gang’s single release. This was a Russian-roulette game featuring the band’s members as cartoons. The game was created using Flash and incorporated data capture.

2006
Flash Designer, Grand Union
Designing advertising banners for Abbey National

2005
Game Designer, Sony
Designing and creating a multi-platform game to promote a video conferencing screen made by Sony in the style of SuperMario Brothers

2005
Flash Designer, DefJam Records
Designing and creating a music video for Suncycle using Flash (the song stayed at number one in the Jamaican charts for six weeks)

2004
Flash Designer, Break In The City
Designing games and interfaces, including coding, for online games

2004
Game Designer, Play Lottery
Designing interfaces for online games

2003
Flash Designer, BBC
Creating illustrations for an online game for CBeebies website

2003
Flash Designer, Vodafone
Designing and creating a viral animated film for Vodafone Christmas campaign

2003
Flash Designer, Sky TV
Designing banners for the internet

1998-1999
Props Designer, BBC (Collingwood O’Hare)
Designing and drawing props for Dennis the Menace television series. This was a conceptual role which involved creating submarines and custard-pie launching machines in the style of the original Dennis the Menace comic.

ADVERTISING (NON-ANIMATION):

2010
Storyboard Artist, Audi and Skoda
Drawing storyboards and creating concepts for Audi and Skoda commercials

2008
Storyboard Artist, LIDA
Drawing storyboards for television advertising campaign for Samsung

2008
Storyboard Artist and Creative, Autotrader
Developing design ideas, creating storyboards and making banners for Autotrader’s advertising campaign

1991-2007
Freelance Cartoonist
Clients: Ribena (berries), Adams Clothing, TK Maxx and the Woolwich

EDITORIAL:

1997-2003
Editorial Cartoonist, The Telegraph
Designing and drawing games and editorial illustrations for 5 years

1994-2003
Games Illustrator, Daily Mirror
Developing ideas and concepts for children’s games for colour supplement

1991-2003
Games Designer and Illustrator, Take a Break and Take a Puzzle
Developing ideas and concepts for children’s games such as mazes and spot-the-difference

1991-2002
Freelance Cartoonist
Clients: Disney, Times, Sun, Penthouse, Golf Monthly and ABTA Golf Magazine

ILLUSTRATION:

1991-present day
Package Designer, Funnyman Jokes
Designing and creating artwork for the largest joke manufacturer in the UK for over ten years

1991-1997
Comic Book Artist, Zit Comic
Drawing comic artwork for strips such as Billy No Mates, Madass Hussein and Postman Prat

1991-2002
Freelance Cartoonist and Illustrator
Clients: André Deutsche Publishing (Cops & Robbers Joke book), Hippo Scholastic and Penthouse magazine

CARICATURES:

1991-present day
Freelance Caricaturist
Performing as a caricaturist at private functions and corporate events and on television (Newsnight) for clients such as Chanel, Visa International, the Labour Party, ITV, Honda, Disney, Natwest, HSBC and Coutts & Co.