I design characters and their worlds: I love to create little adventures and stories to entertain the viewer, and I love the whole process, from drawing characters and their environments to creating illustrations, storyboards and animation.

 

I also create motion graphics and play around with electronic beats and sounds. At the heart of what I do is audiovisual storytelling.

 

I think the most important things I can bring to the table are my vision and imagination. Vision at its best serves one purpose: to entertain and engage your audience on an emotional level.

Climb the Cloud illustration by Francesco de Manincor

I start with pencils on paper, for the free flow of ideas and originality of lines and shapes, to then work with digital tools, for the unbounded possibilities on offer.

 

I prefer cartoony, stylised characters: character design and animation is very exciting because you try to find the essence of a character in simple shapes and well defined outlines. It's all about vision and storytelling, to captivate the viewer and create that little bit of magic.

Location design for Tam Tam Tribe, by Francesco de Manincor

Key Skills

Content creation: character design, storyboarding, illustration, concept art, and motion: animatics, animation, motion graphics.

 

Visual storytelling, creative writing, art direction and I’ve recently started sound design as you can see/hear in some of my motion projects here.

 

Languages: English, Italian and Spanish. I can produce, edit and deliver content for international markets in several languages as you can see here. Project planning and management, and great attention to details. Initiative and flexibility.

 

Freelancing / Team Work

Did I say initiative and flexibility? :^) I can work solo and also as part of a team, which as we know it’s better to achieve greater results, as the best work is produced when skilled, talented people come together.

 

I highly value interacting with creative directors and producers, but I’m also comfortable working on my own, taking responsibility for a project and for decision-making.

 

Clients

Pixartprinting, Venice City Council, Grafica 2000, Printlab, CSC, sothisdesign, Wildshot Pictures, Shortwave Films, Power Play, Artikal Films, 2InSpire, PVA, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Wood Green Films, TfL, HEBP, DPA Studio, UAL London College of Communication (LCC).

Experience

I’ve worked in London for the past 20 years, and before that in my native Italy for most of the 1990s. My background in comics, illustration, graffiti art - and then later in making short films, storyboards and videos - merged into animation and motion graphics:

 

in the 90s I worked as illustrator/designer for printing companies, while making comics; in the late 90s/2000s I worked in art departments of film and video productions, and animation is the meeting point of drawing/comics/illustration on one side and film/video cameras/video editing on the other side. Animation is the perfect medium for little or big storytelling with drawings, cute or quirky characters and digital art.

 

I’ve been running short courses before, but since 2016 I’m also an educator at UAL London College of Communication (LCC), sharing my knowledge of motion/animation, storyboarding and creative software, and a judging panellist for Adobe’s ADAA since 2017. I greatly enjoy teaching and artwork/portfolios selection for the dynamic environments created when working with young people.

 

Content Licensing

Some of my existing design assets, characters and artwork are available for licensing.

 

Creative for Hire

Get in touch if you require new, original content, or a fresh perspective on a project. I’m available freelance on a per-project basis, I will also consider job offers. Contact me here if you would like to discuss my contribution to your project/company.

 

Thanks for stopping by, Francesco

 

Copyright © 2019 Francesco de Manincor. All rights reserved.

Some characters and artwork available for licensing.

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Climb the Cloud illustration by Francesco de Manincor
Location design for Tam Tam Tribe, by Francesco de Manincor
Climb the Cloud illustration by Francesco de Manincor
Location design for Tam Tam Tribe, by Francesco de Manincor

Key Skills

Content creation: character design, storyboarding, illustration, concept art, and motion: animatics, animation, motion graphics.

 

Visual storytelling, creative writing, art direction and I’ve recently started sound design as you can see/hear in some of my motion projects here.

 

Languages: English, Italian and Spanish. I can produce, edit and deliver content for international markets in several languages as you can see here. Project planning and management, and great attention to details. Initiative and flexibility.

 

Content Licensing

Some of my existing design assets, characters and artwork are available for licensing.

 

Freelancing / Team Work

Did I say initiative and flexibility? :^) I can work solo and also as part of a team, which as we know it’s better to achieve greater results, as the best work is produced when skilled, talented people come together.

 

I highly value interacting with creative directors and producers, but I’m also comfortable working on my own, taking responsibility for a project and for decision-making.

 

Clients

Pixartprinting, Venice City Council, Grafica 2000, Printlab, CSC, sothisdesign, Wildshot Pictures, Shortwave Films, Power Play, Artikal Films, 2InSpire, PVA, Barbican Arts Group Trust, Wood Green Films, TfL, HEBP, DPA Studio, UAL London College of Communication (LCC).

 

Experience

I’ve worked in London for the past 20 years, and before that in my native Italy for most of the 1990s. My background in comics, illustration, graffiti art - and then later in making short films, storyboards and videos - merged into animation and motion graphics:

 

in the 90s I worked as illustrator/designer for printing companies, while making comics; in the late 90s/2000s I worked in art departments of film and video productions, and animation is the meeting point of drawing/comics/illustration on one side and film/video cameras/video editing on the other side. Animation is the perfect medium for little or big storytelling with drawings, cute or quirky characters and digital art.

 

I’ve been running short courses before, but since 2016 I’m also an educator at UAL London College of Communication (LCC), sharing my knowledge of motion/animation, storyboarding and creative software, and a judging panellist for Adobe’s ADAA since 2017. I greatly enjoy teaching and artwork/portfolios selection for the dynamic environments created when working with young people.

 

Creative for Hire

Get in touch if you require new, original content, or a fresh perspective on a project. I’m available freelance on a per-project basis, I will also consider job offers. Contact me here if you would like to discuss my contribution to your project/company.

 

Thanks for stopping by, Francesco

 

Climb the Cloud illustration by Francesco de Manincor
Location design for Tam Tam Tribe, by Francesco de Manincor
Climb the Cloud illustration by Francesco de Manincor
Location design for Tam Tam Tribe, by Francesco de Manincor
Climb the Cloud illustration by Francesco de Manincor
Location design for Tam Tam Tribe, by Francesco de Manincor

All rights reserved.

Copyright © 2019 Francesco de Manincor.

Some characters and artwork available for licensing.