18.04.18 | Character Design for Animation (5 Wednesday Evenings)

Course Content:

This course will cover the following:

• The role of the Character Designer in Animation
• Working in various styles
• How to research ideas
• Creating memorable characters using shapes, movement and attitude
• Designing characters and preparing them for animation

Participant Profile:

This course is for anyone interested in animation, who wants to design characters and prepare them primarily for animation but the skills you learn are also fundamental to illustration and comics. We will be working using pencil and paper – the use of digital devices will be for research only.

Tutor Info:

Steve Simpson, although primarily an award winning illustrator, started his career in the animation industry – covering every role from tea boy to directing. His animation CV includes Danger Mouse, Count Duckula and Ninja Turtles. As a comic artist he worked for DC Thomsons on The Beano and Disney’s Mickey Mouse. In his 20+ years as an illustrator/graphic designer he’s worked with brands such as Jameson, Adobe and Pixar. You can view his work at http://stevesimpson.com/

Date & Times:

5 Wednesday Evenings from 6.30pm-9.30pm: 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 16th May and 23rd May.


Conference Room 3, Guinness Enterprise Centre, Taylors Lane, Dublin 8 (Directions and Map: http://gec.ie/get-in-touch/).


Members: 100 Euro, Non Members: 125 Euro

Payment can be made by credit card online (a link will be sent to you) or by cheque/postal order payable to Animation Skillnet.

Application Procedure:

Please apply by sending an email to: animationskillnet@gmail.com

Deadline for Applications:

Wednesday, 4th April.

Course Information


Course Instructor

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