From kids theatre shows to adorable TV characters. From realistic animals to creepy creatures; I strive to bring artistic excellence, character and attention to detail to every project I work on.
Adding a background and degree in performance and direction, I can take a project from early sketch and concept right through to development, build, implementation and performance training.
As a designer and a trained performer (Bretton Hall) I always consider the performative challenge to the puppeteers and artists working on a production. I approach every project from the point of view of the performers; aiming to create something that is both expressive and a joy to use.
I have worked for a wealth of companies on some very exciting projects. These have included Netflix / Fulwell73, Lucas film, BBC, TED Group, Anarchy, Millenium FX, Tiger Aspect, Working Title, Sky, Merlin Entertainment, Life Cast, Foxy Bingo, Paul Holman Associates, Kenny Wax, OBJEKT, Talk to the Hand, Illyria, and many others.
Working as character maker and/or puppeteer, my work has spanned creating the characters for the major Cbeebies Series Feeling Better, to the new Worzel Gummidge, Dr Who, Zapped, Yonderland and working on international campaigns for Foxy Bingo, Esso, Old Spice, NIKE, Future Play, Pepsi, KAYAK, Duracell, Tums. My work can be seen in internationally in theme parks and resorts including The Maho group, Legoland, Roompot, Sea life Centres.
I enjoy doing many bespoke commissions and like most creatives, I try to do a lot of personal projects, just for fun.
I am always very happy to discuss or consider a project, and I will always offer advice on something if youre just not sure where to begin. So please feel free to contact me for more information, or to discuss commissions and custom jobs.
Whats Coming Up from the studio:
See it now on Netflix, a show about the myths and mirths of Sex. With an incredible diverse cast of comedians and sex specialists; the show takes a humerous sex positive look at the myths and facts of sex. Hosted by Rapper Saweetie and a gang of Sex positive puppets designed and built by Chris Barlow Puppets and Creatures Ltd. The show was produced by Fulwell 73 and can be streamed worldwide now.
Opening May 2021 is Legolands amazing new zone - Mythica. I'm very excited to have been a small part of whats coming to this land. More to be revealed soon.
Launching Easter 2021. Working with The Entertainment Department on their Roompot Client Project, I was the Character designer that redesigned and developed their new version of their famous Mascot Koos Konjin. This fresh new design has now launched and will be appearing across Dozens of resorts around Europe in a variety of forms.