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Matthew Robson

Matthew Robson - West Yorkshire, UK based animator

Based in a leafy suburb of Leeds, Matthew Robson has always had a passion for illustration, animation and film. One of his mottos is ‘the geekier the better’ and he loves old science fiction programmes like Blake’s 7 and Doctor Who. Saul Bass, Ralf Steadman and Terry Gilliam are some of his favourite creatives – he particularly enjoys artists who’ve married animation with their work. Matthew is a kung fu expert and he thinks he’d like to have a goat for a pet. Sometimes, he visits the tropical gardens in Leeds where he watches creatures such as meerkats, bats and baby crocodiles, studying how they move, which then informs his art and animation work.

Training

Matthew went to the Jacob Kramer Art College (now the Leeds College of Art) before working in several video production and animation companies. He built up his drawing, character design, graphic design and animation skills on the job and eventually became a freelance illustrator.

Approach

Usually, he starts with strong blocks of colour, building up a composition and the point of interest, before moving on to the detail. He loves colour, and uses it to affect focus and depth. Matthew nearly always works with vector graphics on his computer.

Style

Whether still or animated, Matthew’s style is strong and graphic, and often quite cheerful and fun. He trained in the late 1980s when lots of shading was frowned upon, and so his work is generally stark and clean, with strong lines and colours. However, he does like to bring in some texture and lighting to add more depth to a piece. A huge number of influences are rolled into his work – most recently Manga and working with type have opened new creative corridors for him. Asterix comics, Warner Bros cartoons, Rupert the Bear… his list goes on and on.

Client list

The BBC UEFA Freeview Colgate P&G McCains
My Pay
Matthew Robson
Myelos Hope
Matthew Robson
Treehouse
Matthew Robson
Hospitality - The Skills Service
Matthew Robson
Zero Carbon Construction Sites 2d animation
Matthew Robson
Animation created for Enterprise car club app
Matthew Robson
Discover new market technology animation
Matthew Robson
Matthew Robson created animated video for Marks & Spencers
Matthew Robson
Matthew Robson created  animation for Virgin Media
Matthew Robson
Zimovi hosting Promotional Animation
Matthew Robson
Bluetown online commercial animation
Matthew Robson
Shepherd East corporate animation by Matthew Robson
Matthew Robson
Man eating frog legs animation by Matthew Robson
Matthew Robson
Braingo online education video animation
Matthew Robson
motiv productions cashwise animation
Matthew Robson
Holidays package travel animation
Matthew Robson
Walking Bus Educational video animation
Matthew Robson
The Phobes 3d animation
Matthew Robson
Sleepzone TV Commercial animation
Matthew Robson
Astro Mary Fly Me To The Moon animation
Matthew Robson
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