Darren is a director and designer with 16 years’ experience in animation, film and design.
Aside from his directing work, he has a versatile hand in art direction, character and concept design, visual development for feature film, commercials and TV series. Additionally, his years of CGI experience on over 50 commercials, specialising in cinematography, have developed his cinematic sensibilities and opportunities to experiment with various techniques, making his directing work rich, humorous and inventive.
His experimental nature in storytelling has allowed him to create work for clients including United Nations, Imperial War Museums, RBS/Natwest, BBC Radio2, Pink Floyd, Cartoon Network, Ubisoft, MTV, Channel 4 and Pernod Ricard.
His work has won numerous awards, with his recent films ‘Darkside’ and ‘Flight of the Stories’ gaining international accolade – notably with the latter receiving the 2014 Annie award for Best Animated Commercial and a 2015 D&AD pencil for Animation in Film Advertising. The film also made Campaign Magazine’s Top10 TV and cinema ad list 2014.
His work has also contributed to Academy Award winning and nominated feature films, award winning shorts, and BAFTA nominated children’s TV series as designer or art director.