Carnival Figures People

Alex Dawson

Alex Dawson

Director and Owner Creative Art Director Animation Director (2D + 3D) Animator Motion Designer Editor Writer

Alex founded the production company, Carnival Figures Ltd in 2000 to create both animation and live action projects which are driven by strong narratives, alongside high quality commercials and promo films.

Alex has over 12 years previous experience working for world renowned animation companies in the UK. Alex has directed and animated short animation films for some the most exclusive global brands, including 8 films for Puma for the Alexander McQueen Puma,, Puma Black Label, Puma Dassler, and Puma Mihara sportfashion range, Nike, Adidas, AC/DC, Orange, BT, Disney, BBC, HSBC, Lenovo, Nokia, M&C Saatchi , Procter & Gamble, M&S, Jack Daniels, Qatar National Bank, Burberry, Thomson Reuters,M&C Saatchi, The Open, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs, Virgin, Firecracker Films and Foster and Partners. Alex is developing multiple projects and is currently pitching the 2D + 3D animation sci fi adventure series 'Laundry Monsters, 'amd other projects.

Alex also teaches 2D animation, video and digital illustration at Qantm College, Academy Class and PMA London and is an academic external advisor for UK universities. previously Alex was at Passion Pictures where he worked on the music video for Disney's 'Treasure Planet,' directed by Tim Hope.

Alex specialised in animation during his MSc in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art; Design, Dundee University. Previously Alex studied Film; Media (2.1 BA (Hons)) at Stirling University, where he also made a number of experimental short films, radio plays, sound compositions and radio journalism pieces.

 

Federico Cordella

Federico Cordella

Head of 3D animation

Federico specialises in 3D animation and visual effects, modeling, shading, animation to final rendering, compositing visual effects, and 3D and 2D tracking. Federico has 10 years of experience working for high profile commercials and video events and heads up Carnival FIgures 3D department. Specialist 3D software includes XSI SoftImage, Cinema 4D, and After Effects. Federico's attention to detail and dedication to his craft makes him an essential component for Carnival Figures.

Kristína Madarová

Kristína Madarová

Assistant Producer

Kristina has recently started working as an assistant producer at Carnival Figures. Kristina's skills include knowledge of animation production, location filming, product shoots, scheduling and budgeting, and she also does continuity and on-location makeup.

Sean Smith

Sean Smith

3D Generalist

Sean is a 3D Generalist specialising in Maya, Nuke, ZBrush, and compositing using After Effects. Sean recently joined the Carnival FIgures team working on 3D modelling and texturing for a key sequence for 'Laundry Monsters.'