Small enough to give your project the attention it deserves but big enough to work with big name brands, Andertoonz Cartoon Illustration Studio was founded in 2005 and is run by Emma Knowles from north of England.
‘Andertoonz’ pays heritage to the family name I proudly went by until I got married and became: Emma Knowles; The artist formally known as Anderton.
So Emma ‘Anderton’ then became Emma
Even after marriage, I decided to keep it as my legacy to my Grandpa, Ronnie Anderton, who taught me to draw as a child and played a major role in my life so it's pretty important to me, even if I have to put up with endless cold callers constantly struggling to pronounce it.
Anyway, if you've got this far… rather than bore you with a biography of my life, here are some random facts about me instead:
Despite the stereotypical idea of reclusive freelancers, I am very much a people person! To combat freelancer isolation, I spend some of my time as a SME Contract Lecturer and the Module Manager/Tutor for various 'Illustration and Animation' modules at the University of Bolton.
I also occasionally host cartoon classes for Bolton Council, as well as self-directed cartoon classes for local primary schools
The majority of my digital illustrations are created by tracing my concept sketches using Adobe Illustrator in order to achieve the solid, smooth (vector) outlines you see. I can also use Adobe Photoshop and other design programs depending on the requirements of the commissions and how they will be used.
-Cartoon Character Design
-UI, UX, FX (Flash)
-Graphic Design (BA Hons)
-Adobe Creative Suite
-Mac & PC proficient
-Traditional painting experience
-Excellent communication skills
-Amazing at Candy Crush Saga
-3D rendering and character design
-Comic Strip Scripts
-Spec work (I have bills to pay too!)
I am the Module Manager and Tutor for various 'Illustration and Animation' modules at my local University, and also occasionally host cartoon classes for children in local schools and extra-curricular initiatives for Bolton Council.