Matt Short
BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation

Matt Short

I’m an Animator based here in Manchester whose work is driven by a variety of different narratives. Over the past year and a half I’ve focused a lot on music videos and using my work to help link audio and visual based media together. I’m due to start my Animation MA this September and I’m planning to spend my summer continuously developing my work and focusing on ways to implement my practice into other forms of narration.

The work you can see on this page is a mixture between my 3rd year Authorship and Unit X work, and some projects which I’ve explored in my own time. As you can see, my work is heavily based on character design and fits well with dialogue which is something I enjoy.

My final degree project is a direct contrast to my previous work. Where as I had previously explored adult based animation which explored topics such as politics and religion, my latter work lends itself toward lighter issues with a younger audience base which is something I want to explore more in the future.

I pride myself on my broad range of knowledge regarding animation software and techniques. Over the past 2 years a lot of my work has been done at home due to the Coronavirus outbreak. In this time, I taught myself a lot of the skills I’ve got today and having the time alone to develop my skills has been a great experience to my surprise. I’m now looking forward to collaborating, working with fellow creatives in the industry and further developing my practice. Feel free to get in touch if you have any projects that require an animator!