Curriculum Vitae – Andrew Trimmer

Download CV (PDF)

Summary; 20 years working experience as freelance commercial illustrator in the fields of animation, film, publishing, and advertising.

Specialties; Experienced in 2D character animation, traditional and digital illustration, photo composition & retouching (matte painting), storyboarding, concept design (characters, backgrounds, sets, vehicles and props), photography, and model construction.



Concept Artist at Ettamogah Entertainment – Animation industry March 2009 – June 2009 (4 months)

Designed pre-production concept art of characters, props, and background layout designs for 24 episode CG animated TV series ‘Lil Larikkins’.


Concept Artist at Animalia Productions – Animation industry March 2006 – January 2008 (1 year 11 months)

Developed and designed pre-production concept art of characters, props and graphics required for 3D modelling and texturing, for 40 episode CG animated TV series ‘Animalia’.


Illustrator at New Zealand Publishers – Publishing industry June 1995 – December 2005 (10 years 7 months)

Provided freelance finished art illustrations for 45 children’s educational titles distributed internationally for New Zealand publishers Macmillan Education, Wendy Pye, Reed Heineman, and Shortland Publications.


Owner/Operator at Grafix Garage – Design industry January 2001 – June 2005 (4 years 6 months)

Grafix Garage is a commercial art and graphic design consultancy in West End, Brisbane.  As a small 2 person business, I was jointly responsible for art direction, illustration, photography, and design of publications for corporate and government clients.


Visual Effects Storyboard Artist at Village Roadshow – Entertainment industry June 2003 – June 2003 (1 month)

Provided post production visual effects storyboards on the film ‘Peter Pan’ for blue screen pick up effects shots.


Production Illustrator at Miramax Pictures – Film industry February 2002 – September 2002 ( 8 months)

Concept design and illustration for production designer Bruno Rubeo of sets and locations for the WW2 film ‘The Great Raid’.  Directed by John Dahl, produced by Marty Katz.


Background Artist at Photon VFX – Broadcast Media industry March 1998 – August 1998 ( 6 months)

Storyboards and background art for 3 – 30 sec 3D/2D animated commercials for Holden ‘Barina’.


Character Designer at Novalis Entertainment – Broadcast media/Animation industry 1996 – 1997 (14 months)

Designed animation characters, and layouts a 5 minute 2D animated pre sale TV pilot,  ‘Cosmo Kids’.


Illustrator at Zoonimedia – Animation industry 1995 – 1995 (less than a year)

Designed concepts characters for various US market 2D animation pilots.


Production Designer at Bug Apple Pictures – Animation industry September 1993 – June 1994 ( 10 months)

Designed and developed production art, concepts, characters, props, vehicles and sets for a 15 minute pre-sale 2D/3D animated pilot for a 24 episode series ‘Antics’.


Freelance Illustrator at Westside Studio – Advertising industry June 1990 – April 1993 (2 years 11 months)

Freelance illustration partnership within a shared studio collective at West End with 4 independent commercial artists and designers providing illustration and design services to advertising agencies of Brisbane.


Concept Artist at Roo Films – Animation industry February 1991 – September 1991 ( 8 months)

Concept art and design of characters, backgrounds, and props for 6 episodes of a 24 episode 2D animated children’s TV series, ‘The Dinky Di’s’.


2D Animator at Max Bannah Animation – Animation industry June 1987 – December 1989 (2 years 7 months)

Provided 2D animation & clean-up, cell painting, and background art for various television commercials and short films part time during college, then full time for the year of 1989.



Griffith University BA, Majoring in Animation (2D)

1986 – 1988


Programs Used

Photoshop, Indesign, Premier, Illustrator, Corel Draw, Artrage

Powered by WordPress | Log in