Carnival Figures People :

    Alex Dawson

    Director and Owner / Creative Art Director / Animation Director (2D + 3D) / Editor / 2D Animator / Motion Designer / /Story Artist / Concept Artist / Sound Designer / Screenwriter

    Alex has 20 years of experience working with leading creative design companies and global brands directing, designing and creating animations and short promo films.

    Recent highlights include working on a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Disney-themed Meerkats advert at Passion Pictures, creating animations for Pepsi, Gatorade and Lays for the UEFA Champions League Final 2019, creating multiple video promos for Graff and Lululemon, and animating Donald Duck for a Duck Tales promo.

    Alex has created short films, animations and video for Disney, Puma, Nike, Adidas, Pepsi, Passion Pictures, Jaguar, Pepsi, Gatorade, Lays, UEFA Champions League 2019, Jaguar, Disney’s Duck Tales (promo), Lenovo, BBC, Microsoft, Orange, M&S, Rexona, BT, Burberry, The Open, Saatchi & Saatchi, Time Based Arts, Graff, Lululemon, Jack Daniels, HSBC, Santander Bank, Ogilvy, O2, Glenlivett, Aston Martin, Vauxhall, Firecracker Films, Liquid TV, Knock Knock, Three, Nokia, Coca Cola, EE, Procter & Gamble, Carl Cox, Foster and Partners, The Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs, Virgin, Santander, and Thompson Reuters.

    Alex was selected by Heather Wright (Aardman) as one of the most talented UK-based animators in a New Talent Show at Aardman.

    Alex created the Visual Effects for the feature film ‘Scott and Sid’ - including creating animations, motion tracking, digital painting of photorealistic environments and compositing.

    Alex is a screenwriter and developing multiple projects, and is currently pitching the 2D + 3D animation sci-fi adventure series ‘Laundry Monsters, ‘and other projects.

    Alex previously created and taught a 2D animation course at Qantm College, SAE Institute (BA (Hons equivalent), editing and digital illustration at Academy Class and PMA London, and is an academic external advisor for UK universities.

    Alex started his career at Passion Pictures, working as a story artist on the music video ‘Im Still Here’ 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 and Design, Dundee University. Previously Alex studied Film & Media at Stirling University (2.1 BA (Hons)), where he also made short films, storyboards, sound design, radio plays and radio journalism pieces.