Hi, I'm Adam! Originally from north east England (UK), now based in Los Angeles working as a senior animator for League Of Legends (Riot Games). I've been animating professionally in the games industry for 10+ years, recently being nominated for the Annie Awards 2021 as part of the League of Legends team submission and was previously featured in the Develop '30 Under 30' list in 2017.
The majority of my animation career has been focused on 3D gameplay animation, primarilly within hand-keyed, stylized action and combat but I also have experience in many other areas from 2D, Pixel Art, Cinematic and Motion Capture. I started my time in the industry as a 2D Flash Animator and have always loved venturing into other mediums wherever possible. One of the things I love about animation is that it is not defined by any specific medium or tool and can be achieved in any form you choose, giving a huge sense of creative freedom with an infinitely varied number of paths to take.
Outside of my day-to-day animation work I also love designing and developing my own games and being a big part of the games and animation communities. I host my own animation blog that links to hundreds of resources, stream regularly and create animation breakdown tutorials.
Some of the animations I did for the Space Groove Blitzcrank skin!Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
This is my game animation reel from the fifth main champion I got to work on as the primary animator for League of Legends, Yone.Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
This is my game animation reel from the fourth main champion I got to work on as the primary animator for League of Legends, Senna.Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
Here is my game animation reel from the third main champion I got to work on as the primary animator for League of Legends, Yuumi!.Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
Here is my game animation reel from the second main champion I got to work on as the primary animator for League of Legends, Nunu & Willump.Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
Here is my game animation reel from the first main champion I got to work on for League of Legends, Kai'Sa.Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
Here's the workflow breakdown video of the Zelda attack animation I did. I tried to keep it short, simple, digestible and just focus on the main things I think about when animating something like this. Hope its useful in some way!Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
A selection of the cinematic character intro videos I worked on for Transformers Universe.Animation, Character Animation, Video Games
Senior Animator • June 2017 - Present
My work at Riot Games has mainly consisted of animating characters for the game, League of Legends. My first role here was being part of the Champions team where I was involved in the creation of new champions, from the ideation phase through to final polish and implementation. Now being part of the skins team I focus on visualizing new thematics for characters, modifying their posing and personality through animation to fit different styles and themes.
Animator • October 2014 - January 2017
Animator for the Sony studio, Guerrilla Games in Cambridge, UK. I primarilly worked on the PS4 Playstation VR game, 'R.I.G.S' and later, the PS4 title, Horizon: Zero Dawn. My role here consisted of both hand-keyed animation and motion capture work aswell as implementing animations into the game engine and modifying the animation network in Morpheme
Animator • March 2011 - October 2014
My role at Jagex involved animating various game assets using both 2D and 3D techniques that contributed to gameplay, cinematics and promotional material for the MOBA game, Transformers Universe using Maya, After Effects and Unity
Flash Animator • January 2011 - February 2011
A freelance position that involved animating a number of different character sets using Flash for the PSP and PS3 Minis game, "1000 Tiny Claws"
First Class Honors - BA Web & Multimedia • 2011
My course at the University of Teesside consisted of various modules based around digital creativity, inlcluding animation, illustration, audio and development. Graduated with First Class Honors.
Feel free to contact me anytime, whether it's about a work opportunity, mentorship, feedback or just want to chat about games and animation!