I'm Tim Frost, an animator who also draws, makes games and writes when the moment strikes. This is my place of stuff.
I like to do lots of different things, and in an age where it appears that specialists are valued higher than generalists, I sometimes feel I'm doing it all wrong. I should be honing my best skill so that it becomes a razor sharp blade, which I use to cut, carve and sculpt an enviable career while being paid pots of lovely money. But then I remember that being a generalist has kept me (mostly) employed in the TV / games industry for over 20 years, and besides... Specialising in one thing is boring.
So, Froststuff is my place where I get to post what I like when I like. I don't expect a huge audience, but will be delighted if you like what I publish. It will mostly be about the things I do in my work (animation, design, games) and those things I do for my own pleasure (drawing, haiku). Or a mix of all of them. If you want to be notified of updates to Froststuff, then please hit the Subscribe button.
My Career Highlights
I began my career as an interactive designer and animator in the late 1990s. I then moved on to become an animator for a new pre-school animated TV series called Peppa Pig, and since then I've been regularly working as an animator / designer / rigger / animation director on a variety of award-winning TV and games projects. These include:
- Peppa Pig
- Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom
- Moshi Monsters
- Hey Duggee!
I co-created the Foxtrot! and Pixelgrams: Pixel Puzzles mobile games (both featured in the App Store as Best New Games). I’m a lecturer on Animation at Falmouth University’s School of Film and Television and I run workshops to teach CelAction animation software .
I'm currently working on an educational app project and teaching.
My Software Tools
I use a range of different programs to make my animation, and I generally choose the best tool for the job on a project-by-project basis. The following are those tools that interest me most and I will share my knowledge of on Froststuff:
- CelAction 2D
- Adobe Animate (AKA Flash)
- Clip Studio
- Affinity Designer
- Adobe CC
So if you would like to know more about my process then subscribe to Froststuff and I will help you on your way. I hope you enjoy it.