ABOUT

Hi, thank you for visiting my website.

I am an animator and illustrator based in Watford, UK. I have recently graduated from The University of Greenwich, studying Animation. I have always had a passion for art and film with a strong interest in the making process behind them. 

I have a strong attention to detail as well as great problem solving skills which I find important when creating illustrations or animations. 

I love meeting and collaborating with new people and eager to develop my skills further. I am a quick learner and ready for any challenge that comes my way.

If you have any enquires please get in touch via email: rachelknight98@hotmail.com

Skills and Knowledge

  • Cinema 4D

  • Autodesk Maya

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Premier Pro

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Nuke

  • Unreal Editor

  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Powerpoint 

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Social Media

  • Great Time Management 

  • Video Editing

  • Digital Illustration 

  • Strong attention to detail 

Achievements 

University of Greenwich

The School of Design Animation Lead Project Award, 2020, Awarded

The Animation Outstanding Achievement Award, 2020 Nominated

Education

University of Greenwich, 2017-2020

Animation BA (Hons), First Class Honours 

Loreto College, 2010-2017

A Levels - Art (B), Philosophy and Ethics (B), History (C)

AS Levels - Philosophy and Ethics (B), Psychology (D)

GCSEs - 9 A-C Grades

Experience

Freelancing, 2019- present

While at University, I did some freelancing projects to improve my skills and improving my network. This mainly consisted of Animation, Logo design and Illustrations. 

Runningman two, 2019

Internship

In June/July 2019, I completed 4 weeks interning at Running Man Two (aka. RM2) which allowed me to see how the creative industry worked. RM2 is a Pre-Vis company that works within advertisement. While interning here, I was given a lot of training using After Effects and Cinema 4D allowing me to be extremely productive over the course of these 4 weeks which I found very beneficial as it improved my skills enormously which I can continue to use in future projects. The team at RM2 were very impressed with my quick learning and my dedication to learning new skills.

Counter and King architects, 2016

Experience Week

In June 2016, I completed a week of work experience at Counter & King Architects which allowed me to experience an insight into a career in an artistic field. During this week I was introduced to the different steps it takes to finish a project; from what the client requests to the final design and plan. I was given a CAD design, with the task of making it into a 3D design using Sketch Up. I was also given the opportunity to use CAD to create 2D floorplans. I learnt how to use this software quickly and rarely needed assistance. 

Work history

Watford Football Club, 2015-present

Retail Supervisor, 2018-present

Retail Assistant, 2015-2018

My experience at Watford FC has allowed me to work in a team in a fast-paced environment, while also providing me with managerial responsibilities when I was promoted to weekend supervisor. This promotion meant that I was in charge of the shop and staff at the weekends which allowed me to thrive in my position and take on many responsibilities such as, opening and closing, cashing up and staff training.

© 2020 by Rachel Knight.