Welcome to my Online Portfolio

My name is Jonathan Symmonds and I am a 3D Digital Animator. I have been in the film industry for 7 years now and have had the opportunity to work on some of the greatest films of the century. I freelance in my spare time so if you would like me to do some work for you, 2D or 3D, please feel free to get in touch with me and we can arrange something depending on my availability.
I will soon be writing up some tutorials on the best ways to design and build a rig suitable for animators to establish a quick pipeline structure regarding the rig system. Most animators have a different style of working, i prefer inverse kinematics (IK) and my advice will be focused predominantly on this. If you would like to read more about myself and a little sneaky history, then click here.

If you would like me to do some remote or freelance work for you then please get in touch.

I hope you enjoy my work, please feel free to leave a comment as you pass through.

Thanks again for visiting!

Jonathan Symmonds.

Animation Showreel 2014

My Skills

Autodesk Maya

100%

Autodesk Max

100%

Photoshop

100%

XSI

95%

After Effects

100%

Lipsync

100%

A look at some breakdowns from the TV Series i worked on called Primeval

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Primeval 3 – Megatron

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 – Dictodrons

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 – Dictodrons

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 – Dictodrons

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 – Grex 2

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 – Grex

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 – Rex

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 Dragorex

December 1, 2010

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Primeval 3 Camobeast

December 1, 2010

walk

Creature Walk Cycles

December 1, 2010

Download an Animation Cycle i have done for reference purposes. Have Fun!

Online Animation Instructor at PIXLVISN

I designed and run my own classes remote to my German students. I have been doing this now for over 3 years and i find it fantastic giving back my experience to the up and coming talent of the future.

Testimonials

"Jonathan has been teaching our Animation 200 and 300 classes at our school since early 2012. By sharing his knowledge gained over the years, our students have been greatly improving their ability to animate, outputting projects resembling the work of entry-level professionals"

− Andrei Stirbu

"Jonathan is passionate about animation and an excellent teacher. His knowledge and skill are evident during lectures and it is very clear that he genuinely cares about the success of his students."

− Robb Innes

"I've worked with Jonathan on the Primeval 2 and now 3 series in Framestore, i can say that is a great artist and an great animator, was a real pleasure to work with him.Is always punctual with the shot deadlines, is a hardworking and enthusiast animator who is always eager to learn."

− Alfonso Sicilia

"Jonathan is a very talented CG artist. He is an extremely professional individual who takes his job seriously. He is also able to have fun at his job, while still getting the work done and demanding a
high level of competency from himself and his colleagues. Jonathan is also very eager to learn new things and work flows. His varied knowledge in several different styles of Animation, be it photo realistic creature animation or acting based Character Animation make him a valuable asset to every production. I can highly recommend Jonathan and I would welcome the opportunity to work him again."

− Daniel Zettl

"Jonathan initially started as a Runner at Framestore CFC and then through sheer hard work, determination and talent moved up to the role of Junior Animator. It is credit to Jonathan that in such a fiercly competitive environment he achieved recognition and success and I can wholeheartedly recommend him as both a lovely colleague and Animator."

− Amy Smith

Clients i have worked with over the years.

In no particular order.


If you would like to view my showreel please click the button below…