Emma Reynolds is a freelance character designer, illustrator and designer for animation based in Manchester, UK.
Passionate about storytelling and creating unique characters, Emma is currently working on her first picture book. She is inspired by nature, seeing the magic in the everyday, and bringing characters to life.
Animation Background -
For the past four years Emma has been working in the animation industry, contributing character designs to award winning children's television series and short films. Clients include Sixteen South, CITV, and CBeebies. Emma designed the characters for Kilogramme Animation’s short film ‘Tall Tales Part 2’, which won the Big Chip Award for Best Use of Animation, and was shown in film festivals around the world.
As well as character design, Emma has also written, directed and managed productions.
In her spare time, Emma draws live portraits and runs drawing workshops for festivals and events, and lectures at Universities. A strong advocate for preparing students for industry, Emma focuses on teaching the real-world skills students need to set up their own business when they graduate.
Emma loves picture books, graphic novels, being outside, bears, and pizza!