These are the Sonesta Resort Characters. It’s very exciting to finally see the launch video of Sonesta Resort part of the Maho Group. The resort is in St Maartens and has been rebuilt after the devastating hurricane Irma. With the grand reopening and new shows they are also introducing an entirely new family and children program. I am both honored and delighted to have been the designer, art-worker and puppet maker for all the new characters across the resort. The characters and my designs are featured as puppets in children and family shows and workshops including walkabouts around the resort. The characters and my illustrations are featured merchandise, backdrops, uniforms, and on signs and building throughout the entire resort. Working Shep Shepard at the Maho group we spent the last year developing and fully realizing and implementing a full family product that was both engaging and exciting for families but also reflected the culture and flavour of the island itself.
I am a professional puppet maker and creature creator. I design, illustrate, sculpt and fabricate. With a past background in performance as both an actor and puppeteer. I develop characters and build puppets, I always approach the project from the point of view of the performer. I strive to build characters that are engaging and believable, whilst making them a joy to perform; allowing the puppeteer to get the maximum, most versatile performance out of them. I have worked in puppets and creature FX for a number of years; spanning TV, Film, theatre and online mediums. Please do take a look through my galleries: puppets, Illustration, sculpture, Design or you can look over my experience to see some of the clients and projects I have worked on over the years. if your interested in any of my work please don’t hesitate to contact me.