Having spent the first half of the 1990s running my own record label and releasing music, I began my commercial career as a freelance Flash designer in 1997 creating animations and interfaces. For 7 years from 2000 I was hired as head of the video and animation department for a leading media agency where my responsibilities ranged from banner ads, video animations and interface design to full-blown cross-platform and cross-media campaigns; my most notable achievement was building iPresenter, the first version of what is now called the BBC iPlayer.
In 2007 I returned to being independent and I've been fortunate enough to work with clients big and small including Google, Mercedes, Britvic, BMW, Godolphin, Bacardi, BBC, Audi, Pepsi, Sony, Universal Music and Burberry.
My tireless drive to improve myself and ultimately my offering to clients means my skillset and experience has broadened significantly. This has led to me becoming a respected community leader in Scalable Vector Graphics with a strong and friendly following on Twitter and CodePen.
I drink upwards of 10 cups of tea a day (I'm stereotypically English) and between going backwards and forwards to the loo I enjoy attending and speaking at conferences where I mostly talk about SVG animation.
You can be confident that your project is safe in my hands.
"Chris is one of the most talented motion designers I know of."
Jack Doyle, Founder, GreenSock
"Chris has a fantastic ability to look a piece of design and know exactly how best to bring it to life."
Andrew Holden, Global Creative Director, Dyson
"Chris is one of the only people within the industry that can consistently deliver the goods."
Patrick Mulford, Exec Creative Director, theAudience
"Great talk, Chris was able to create a atmosphere that felt more like a group of friends than a speaker talking about a subject."
"Best talk of the event for me, very accessible walk through of a process for creating animated SVGs. Knew his subject and lovely personality. This made the whole event worthwhile for me."
"This session was absolutely fantastic. Exactly what you wanted from a session like that. Incredibly well prepared, very funny, well presented and just a great learning experience. Loved it."
"Very, very good. An enjoyable and thorough walk through. Humorous and calm stage presence and some really useful tips and examples. Loved it. Just perfect."