Daisy Link
07957 988916 _ daisy@finchy.co.uk _ www.daisymlink.com _ @daisymlink
Recent graduate from Camberwell College of Arts with a First Class Honours degree in Illustration, specialising in animation, looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity in the creative world. Motivated, hard-working creative with an original, innovative portfolio and digital skillset. Enjoys new challenges, keen to learn and gain fresh insight from professionals within the Animation industry.
SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- Creative illustrator, animator and designer with a high-quality portfolio of work.
- Storytelling skills displayed through animation shorts and publishing my own books: Stickheads, Jealous Worm.
- Proficient in Adobe Suite; After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop for Animation.
- Strong interest in 3D software and solid understanding of Blender 2.9, Cheetah 3D and Cinema 4D.
- Team player within client-led projects with proven customer service skills.
- Clear communicator via emails and in person with a strong ability to initiate and prioritise tasks myself and as a part of a team.
CREATIVE EXPERIENCE
Freelance Animator/Illustrator Aug 2019 - Present
Work includes being Animator and Compositor for a film about Domestic Abuse for the charity, Rise UK, working alongside the Director of animation company Cav Films Ltd, using After Effects to compose and animate the illustrations provided by Minnie Sandbach. We all worked on this project remotely. I have recently worked on an advert for Mood, an Irish Ice Cream company. I was animating background characters in After Effects. 
A Commission to animate a music video for the band, Midlight, with full creative freedom, directing my own story and characters. I was really pleased with the results and the single has been featured on BBC Radio 6 Music. Creation of an illustration of the band ‘Hotel Lux’, whose music was featured on Peaky Blinders. The image accompanied an article in the popular music magazine, ‘So Young’. Recently been commissioned to create 2 Single and 1 EP Covers for the band ‘Folly Group’, which are due to be released in the next month on So Young Records.
Poppy Hillstead Feb 2020 - Present Freelance 2D Animator
Poppy Hillstead is a popular Podcaster, Comedian and Illustrator. We worked on several animation projects together, clients include: Squeaky Pedal Productions, Brookland's Museum, Stroud Textile Trust and The National Army Museum. Also made animations for Poppy herself, one being a visual representation of a podcast episode from 'Poppy Hillstead Has Entered The Chat'.
Badger and Bosun’s Adventures in Reality Dec 2019 - Jan 2020 Production Assistant
For this BFI funded Children’s Animation Series. I organised, attended and contributed to writers’ meetings in Lupus Films studios and followed up all the sessions. Cav Films Ltd is in the process of getting further funding for the series so it can continue into production.
Modern Toss Ltd, Brighton Sept 2019 - Present Studio Assistant
Working part-time with cartoon artists and publishers, Modern Toss, I have designed a new website with fresh archiving of cartoons and animations to demonstrate their portfolio of work. Also create all their online assets for shop products; marketing material for web, email and social media, including an animated cartoon gif series for an advent calendar. Other responsibilities include managing online print sales, membership scheme and working with current licensees. Proficient in Shopify, Mailchimp, Office and accounts software.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
I have been working as a part-time at a busy café: Pelicano Coffee House Brighton since 2017. Between November 2018 and January 2020 I worked as a shop assistant in two design-led gift shops: Pussy Home Boutique, Brighton and Material Gallery, London. Responsibilities included running the shop on my own, cashhandling, working efficiently under pressure, photographing products for Instagram, window and shelf displays.
EDUCATION
Camberwell College of Arts UAL London Sept 2016 - June 2019
First Class Honours in BA Illustration
Specialised in: 3D Printing, 3D Animation, Screen Print, Lithography, Ceramics.
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College Sept 2015 - June 2016 Art and Design Foundation Diploma - Distinction Sussex Downs College Lewes
Sept 2013 - June 2015
Double Art A*A*; Graphic Design A*, Business Studies (BTEC) Merit
Blatchington Mill School Hove Sept 2008 - June 2013 GCSE: Art A, English Literature A, English Language B, Business Studies B, Dance B, Science B, Maths C, Spanish C, IT Merit