Martin Griffiths 36 King Georges Road Brentwood Essex CM15 9LD United Kingdom
Phone: 01277 229502 Mobile: 07753 835001
To continue working as a commercial artist in a challenging media industry.
Professional, focused, strong minded work ethic in dealing with tight deadlines, reliable, responsible, independent and resourceful. Able to adapt to change in any work setting. Inspired to develop ideas and talents in others. Takes criticism constructively and a challenge.
STORYBOARDS, ILLUSTRATION, CONCEPTS, COMIC ART - Working as a freelance artist for most of the major studios in central London.
Creating many storyboards and animatics for many top brands including:
Guinness, Mars, Gordan's, Sainsbury's, J P Morgan, Camelot, Natwest, Barclays and many others.
Often asked to work in-house at top agencies: M&C Saatchi, HHCL, AMV, DDB, BBH and VCCP.
Teaching a course on the art of how to create Comics and Graphic novels at St Martin's College of Art in London.
Writing screenplays and scripts aimed at film and television.
STAGEONE STORYBOARDS - 2007-2009
Creating storyboards, shooting boards and concept design for all major brands.
I also illustrated over twenty DVD covers for Clear Vision Ltd for all major Marvel comic characters, X-Men, Spider-man, Iron man and the Silver Surfer.
Also taking on commissions from Titan book publishing producing comic strips for Wallace and Gromit and Teenage Mutant Turtles.
STORYBOARDS (2005 - 2007)
Creating storyboards, illustrations and comics for all major brands.
SATELLITE (2004 - 2005)
Creating and producing storyboards for all major brands. A regular in-house artist at Bates in London.
HELICOPTER GRAFIX - 1998 - 2004
Creating storyboards for major brands.
PANINI UK - 1997 - 2006
I undertook many commissions from Panini UK (formally Marvel UK) for their comic line, Action Man and Transformers.
LONDON EDITIONS - 1990-1992
Illustrating the pre-school comics Sooty and Merry Go Round.
FLEETWAY PUBLICATIONS - 1990-1991
Created comic strips for the popular Sci-Fi comic 2000 AD.
ARKADIA - 1992 - 1994
Illustrating children's books and comics.
DAILY MIRROR - 1990 - 1991
Producing the daily newspaper strip for the then popular children's characters, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.
During this time I helped, with many other cartoonists, create the world's longest published comic strip in London's Trocadero attended by the Guinness World of Records.
MARVEL COMICS UK - 1986 - 1993
Creating comic artwork for nearly all their comic range including, Transformers, Thundercats, Ghost Busters, Action Force, Zoids, Nights of Pendragon, Killpower and others.
At this time I taught at the London Cartoon Centre.
Attended the London Cartoon Centre (1985 - 1986)