Christopher "Chris" Signore*
While many studios these days are relying on "modern humour" and dazzling CGI , I'm one of many who still uphold the "roots" of classic 2D Animation and Images - ie; making the most of Adobe Flash and/or ToonBoom while relying on the old methods of squash and stretch.
Although my main role has and will always be an illustrator, I can adapt from digital artwork to traditional methods (paper, pens and pencils) to suit the clients' needs. Humorous characters and sight gags are my top priority - often suited for children or "young at heart" folks, although I am willing to experiment with other styles or ideas.
I am also impressive in writing. I always believe that no TV Series or Movie will ever float without an original, entertaining story. My mind literally leaks of imagination with an ever-lasting supply of ideas; many stories yet to be published but only time will tell...
Other influences and interests involve comics (The Beano), Pop/Synthesised Music, British Humour (Two Ronnies, Spike Milligan style), Classic Kids Shows (anything from the 80's or 90's is best!), Railways, Voice-Acting, watching behind-the-scenes of favourite TV Shows and movies.
University of the Arts: January 2011
Passion Pictures: November 2010
Conference Speaker: November 2010
Little Howard's Big Question: Howard Read, BBC, October 2010
Trialled for Animator
Phoenix School: March 2010
Running after-school Workshops covering Animation
King Bee Animation: June 2009
Trialled as Animator
The Original Mind Company: 2007 - Ongoing
Storyboard Artist / Concept Artist / Animator
City Lit, 2009 - 2010
Writing Children's Books Course
London Metropolitan University, 2005 - 2008
Computer Animation, BsC BA Honours Upper Second Class
The Community College, 2003 - 2005
BTEC National Diploma in Multimedia - Triple Grade Distinction
Morpeth Secondary School, 1997 - 2003