My name is Liam Wilson. I am an aspiring animator, filmmaker, illustrator and writer. On this website you'll find a wide range of my past work and updates on what I'm currently working on.
You can also see my store for t-shirt designs I have created. I plan to make many more designs in future. If you wish to hire me to do a commission, either for a custom t-shirt design, illustration or film/animation, then please see the hire me page of this site.
Also, a massive thank you to my good friend, Tudor, who hosts this website and continues to help me with the logistics and technicalities of it.
I have been interested in telling stories from a very young age, whether this be drawing characters and making up stories for them, filming short-films on my phone or actually writing scripts and novels. I was originally inspired to use animation as a medium to tell my stories by Wallace and Gromit at the age of 7. I then started experimenting and teaching myself many different kinds of animation; claymation, paper cut out, stop motion and Pivot Stick-figure.
I started making short films on my phone around the age of 9-10. These were often little episodes based around Doctor Who or James Bond-like spy adventures. I played around with very amateur special effects within Windows Movie Maker using plug-ins before progressing onto using Sony Vegas to edit and make effects. I would write my own scripts for Doctor Who episodes and other short stories that my year 6 teacher would read and give feedback on to help me develop my idea and technical writing abilities. It was always the imagination that I invested into the stories that I was most proud of.
Around 2013, I started using the Adobe Creative Suite. The discovery of Adobe Flash (now Animate CC) resulted in me making more animations than live action films and caused me to pursue a much more art centred career path. I also converted my work-flow to use Premiere and After Effects rather than Vegas. Since then, my skills have improved significantly and I am always working to further my craft. I still have a strong passion for story-writing and live action film however, I find myself doing less and less of it since I am now at Leeds Arts University to get a formal education and degree in animation.