I’m Rob Wicksteed and I make cartoons.
However, I also make adverts, motion graphics, visual effects, computer games, club visuals and all manner of interesting things. Basically, if it can go on a telly screen and can’t be filmed with a camera then I make it.
Have a look at my portfolio for things that I have made in the past or get in contact so we can talk about what we can make in the future!
1998 – Started my love affair with animation by hitting record and stop quickly on my mum’s video camera to make stopframe lego animations.
2000 – Sliding doors moment in my animation history when my dad buys me my first webcam. Capable of capturing single frames and playing them back as a video, I could finally make actual movies!
2000 to 2003 – Made some bad movies.
2003 – Studied Art Foundation at Central Saint Martins and made some arty movies.
2004 to 2007 – Studied animation at Southampton Solent University graduating with a first and winning Audience Choice Award for my final major project Whale.
2007 to 2009 – After graduating I worked in Southampton as an Animator for 2 years at animation studio Pew36. I also moonlighted as a super star VJ producing and mixing visuals for club nights.
2011 – 2014 – Joined Creative Agency Mother London where I worked as their Motion Graphics Designer in their in-house edit suite. I got to work for a whole host of different clients from Coca Cola and Ikea, to the charity Art Against Knives.
2014 – Left Mother to start working on a new project producing the graphics for computer game Big Pharma. A tycoon strategy game all about running a pharmaceuticals manufacturing company.
Here’s a gif of a fox: