Yes, it's a real name and yes school was an interesting time. But don't worry you'll get used to it.
I am a London based digital designer and animator who for the last 15 years has been making things look good and move for television, the Web and mobile devices.
I started my career producing character animation for children's TV series for BBC, ITV, S4C and Disney initially as a traditional animator using pencil and paper before going digital with Flash and CelAction.
After a few years I became interested in new media and how design and animation could be used in more interactive way. I completed a Masters in Interactive Media that gave me the opportunity to gain skills in user centered design, user experience and interface design as well as how to wire-frame, prototype, user test and project manage for web and mobile products.
After the Masters notable projects included developing several apps including one to support the John Lewis 'Bear and Hare' Christmas campaign, directing a series of short films for the British Heart Foundation and working on the new animated series of 'Mr Bean'.
Currently I work as a senior digital designer at Scary Beasties developing new mobile games, many in partnership with award winning children's animation series such as Hey Duggee, Charlie and Lola and Sarah & Duck. We also created a Doctor Who comic building app and colouring game to support the recent series of BBC Earth.
I also have a cat, like traveling, diving and being sucked in by whatever ridiculous new food craze grips the city. Jarvis Cocker once described a project I was involved with as 'crap'.
You can't win them all.