Kimon Matara is an illustrator, animator and coder. He holds an BA(Hons) in Illustration from the University of Westminster and an MA in Computer Animation from NCCA Bournemouth. He was closely associated with Th1ng Animation in Soho for several years, working as lead CG artist on countless internationally-airing commercials. His duties variously included 3D modelling, character rigging, pipeline automation, animation, texturing, lighting, as well as illustration and compositing.
His interest in coding and 3D character mechanics eventually took him to Framestore UK, where he built the entire Maya-based character rigging pipeline in use at the commercials department today. Highlights of his work with the company include ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I’, and the 2011 award-winning ‘Coca-Cola Superbowl Ad’. He has a fixation with cats and electric guitars.