School of Journalism, Media and Performance
Pete is an Animation Director, designer, film maker and part time UCLan lecturer for the Animation BA. He founded the Film Garage in London and has previously worked for several years at Passion Pictures and now works from his studio The Shop, down in London. He has created TV channel branding [amongst others for Discovery, Disney, Hallmark, MTV America, MTV Asia, Channel [V], RUV] and directed commercials [Coca Cola, Duracell, Sanatogen, Time Out], videos for Tom Verlaine, Was Not Was, Pete Shelley and has directed three animated tv series, Captain Star, Spheriks and Bromwell High. His illustrations have been chosen for the Association of Illustrators Best of British Illustration and Best of European Illustration, and his illustrated Wizard of Oz was published in UK and US. Earlier work includes Finalist in RTS, D&AD nomination, Silver Hugo in Chicago, regular collaborator on Steven Applebys cartoon strip in the Guardian and for a year on a daily strip in Frankfurtur Allgemeine Zeitung.
Pete has received a number of awards from his work , this includes;
The animated shorts ‘How to Destroy the World ’ created for Discovery Channel ,the ‘Ocean Wonderland’ shorts created for Greenpeace and ‘Oil Story’ have each been in over 30 film festivals and won several Environmental Awards and are apart of British Council Archive, and are used in schools in Germany.
Pete is a chocoholic and after years of therapy admits to making the ‘Star trekking across the universe’ video.
Bristol University Law degree LLB and Solicitors Finals
Christian Aid Design consultant June- July 2018
Mumbai Design Promax BDA Conference, Keynote speaker May 2018
Salisbury International Arts Festival Speaker 2019
Speaker at PROMAX /BDA ASIA , in SINGAPORE DECEMBER 2015
Speaker at Promax Broadcast Design Conferences in Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, Frankfurt, New Orleans, Hong Kong, Miami and Seville
Film Festival Jury member at Annecy, British Animation Awards, Babelgum US, Madeira, Promax BDA Asia, Promax BDA EMEA, Holland Animation Film Festival amongst others
Guest Speaker May 2017 at Beijing Film Academy
Visiting lecturer at UAL Central St Martins on MA Animation course 2012 to present
Visiting Lecturer Royal College of Art London MA Animation