Tate Movie Project is an ambitious initiative by Aardman and the Tate to involve children around the UK in the production of an animated film. I was part of the team that developed the website, via which kids can contribute ideas, designs, sound effects and animations. The site centres around a virtual film studio, from which the bumbling director Ronnie Suitcase and his crew issue requests to the participants and give updates on the film's progress. I designed these Jules Engel-inspired backdrops for Felix Massie's brilliant character animations, and loaded them with discoverable, interactive elements.
My other contribution was to draw all the parts from which users create their avatar, reflecting the style of the site's main characters. It's great seeing what combinations the kids come up with, here are a few of my favourites.