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My name is Jonathan Symmonds. I was born in Durban, South Africa, I moved to Zimbabwe in 1987 and went to college there until in 2001 when I decided it was time to use some of my skills and passion for animation and drawing in the media industry.

I moved to England in 2002 and put myself through university. I… Read More
My name is Jonathan Symmonds. I was born in Durban, South Africa, I moved to Zimbabwe in 1987 and went to college there until in 2001 when I decided it was time to use some of my skills and passion for animation and drawing in the media industry.

I moved to England in 2002 and put myself through university. I graduated from the “University of hertfordshire” and shortly after that i started working for an Oscar winning visual effects company called “Framestore” in central London.

When that contract ended I moved into Freelancing and worked with a company called “Passion Pictures” in central London. This was great fun, as I got to work on three commercials as a CG Generalist and then I was selected to work on the feature film “The Nutcracker.”

Here are some of the Companies i have worked for over the last few years…
Salt – London
Framestore – London
Mainframe – London
RJDM Studios – Northampton
Pipe Dreams – London
Passion pictures – London
Storm Studios – Oslo, Norway
U6 Studio – Italy
Glassworks – London
HMX Media – London
Qvisten Animation – Oslo, Norway
Campus i12 – Sweden
PIXL Visn – Germany

After “Nutcracker” ended I was called back to work on the 3rd series of “Primeval” at Framestore. Since then i have worked on some major tiles such as James Camerons’ “AVATAR”, “Where the Wild things Are” directed by Spike Jones, pre-visualisation on “Prince of Persia,” “Your Highness,” and “Nanny Mcphee.” I then decided i needed a change of scenery and went to work as the lead on a film called “Trollhunter,” in Norway.

I brought my knowledge from previous experience in and changed and adapted a new rigging system to help benefit future animated projects. I also worked at a company called Qvisten Animation and worked on a film called “Kerten 2,” doing a lot of lipsync.

In my personal time, i enjoy playing my guitar and learning and writing new songs and i am also training to be a private pilot. I am also very lucky to have been able to go to the Bafta Awards in London.

I am now freelancing full-time.

Thank you all for visiting my portfolio.

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  • Animation Supervisor/ Head of Animation
    U6 Studio — Italy
  • Lead Animator
    Pixomondo — Germany
  • Online Animation Instructor
    PIXL Visn — Germany
  • Senior Animator, Freelance
    Glassworks — London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Animator
    RJDM ANIMATION — Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Senior Animator
    MAINFRAME — London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Animator
    Pixomondo — London, United Kingdom
  • Lead Animator
    QVISTEN ANIMATION & STORM STUDIOS — Oslo, Norway
  • Senior Animator
    Framestore — London, United Kingdom
  • Animator
    Passion Pictures — London, United Kingdom
  • Senior Animator
    Pipedreams3d — London, United Kingdom
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