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Jeff Waltham

A creative digital cartoon designer and animator with over 14 years experience and the ability to sketch designs in perspective for web animation and static images. Some examples of work produced are available to view in the work section of this site.

Excels when working under pressure to variable and demanding timescales and enjoys meeting new challenges. A varied and interesting career path has helped gain many useful & invaluable skills. Having started a career in catering and working through from baker to head chef these roles have included some placements in 5 Star Hotels and named restaurants which this has taught the importance of customer satisfaction, meeting deadlines and adherence to set tasks.

A wide variety of I.T. and design skills have since been mastered, not least of all flash and video based animation.
As much of the production is for web based delivery, optimisation is paramount. Advanced layering and alpha techniques are utilised wherever possible, to enable a sleek animation, often avoiding video altogether while still delivering an engaging presentation with lightning quick loading times!

Some of the tools within the design arsenal include;

  • Adobe Creative suite
  • Web Design
  • Flash Design, AS2/AS3
  • Web authoring tools
  • Interface and application design
  • Image manipulation
  • Web and print layout
  • HTML
  • 3D modeling & animation
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • Video composition
  • JavaScript
  • Ability to identify and solve technical issues as they arise
  • Windows and Apache servers
  • Web and personal computer security issues
  • Awareness of web issues such as file size and compatibility
  • Game design (1st place UBISOFT 2004 map competition)
  • Game engines:Unreal engine, Source engine.