Daniel Bielawski

3d Animator


e. daniel@upsidedan.com



Over 11 years as Lead/Senior 3d Animator

5 years Animation management experience        

Experience in Cinematic, Gameplay, VR, Previs, Character and Creature Animation


Strong artistic and creative skills with a specific focus on storytelling through 3d Animation


Proficient in Maya, Mobu, UE4, Adobe PS/P/AFX, Perforce and Shotgun

Working knowledge of 3ds Max, Confluence, Jira, Redmine and Articy


Career History and Accomplishments


Senior Cinematic Animator at The Imaginati Studios, London, England

(May 2016 to Present)    

Keyframe and Mocap cleanup on humans and creatures for cinematics

Previs and scene setup


Character Animator on ‘Fable Legends’ at Lionhead Studios, Guildford, England

(February 2015 to April 2016)    

Created creature animations for in-game and scripted events    


Established Upsidedan Ltd.

(December 2014 to Present)

Worked as an animation contractor on various game titles and pitches, including Worlds Adrift and Dark Corner for Bossa Studios

Senior and Lead Animator on ‘Transformers Universe’ at Jagex, Cambridge, England

(December 2010 to December 2014)

Created character animations for in-game, marketing and cinematics

Rigging and character / vehicle / environment setup

Worked with Art Leads to develop animation styles and pipeline

Scheduling, recruitment, documentation, mentoring and other managerial duties    


Lead Animator on MMO ‘Stellar Dawn’ at Jagex

( June 2007 to March 2011 )

Lead and directed development of animation styles    

Worked with project team to ensure all animations met deadlines and creative/technical requirements    

Responsible for all animation related issues on the game


3d Artist/Animator/Senior Animator on ‘RuneScape’ and ‘MechScape’ at Jagex  

(September 2005 - June 2007 )

Worked as a game art generalist with specific focus on animation    


Freelance Projectionist /Technical Manager, London

(September 2000 to August 2005 )

Self-managed projection business. Presenting films, rushes and presentations in various screening rooms throughout Soho

Responsible for all technical aspects of Firmdale Hotels private cinemas




Post Graduate Diploma in Character Animation

(October 2004 to September 2005)

London Animation Studio, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design


Diploma in Computer Animation

(October 2001 to September 2002)

Cavendish College, London


Additional Experience


Camera and Technical Assistant on various live action short films and music videos


Guest Animation Lecturer at Northampton University


Directed and produced live-action short ‘Blankwards’


Attended several training courses including;’ Ed Hooks, Acting For Animators’, ‘Escape Studios Animation Training’, ‘Animation A-Team’, 'Pixar-3 Day Masterclass', ‘Animschool’ and numerous managerial training events    




Available on request.