Ravi Swami


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Storyboard Revisionist
MoominValley TV series
Steve Box / Avgousta Zourelidi
Gutsy Animation
2017 - 2018Storyboard artist
Watership Down
Noam Murro / Peter Dodd
Eleos Watership Down
2016Storyboard Artist
Project 101
Miklos Weigert
Passion Animation / Disney Television
2004 - 2015Storyboard Artist and designer / motion graphics and animation
All projects
Various in-house directors
  • Education

    1981Graphic DesignSt Martins School of Art, London

    About me

    I am a highly experienced storyboard artist and pre-visualizer with 25 + years experience spanning animation and live action in London, with a background in traditional animation.

    My skillset includes compositing (After Effects), CGI and motion graphics, alongside design for both animation & live action, and 3D.

    I apply a broad practical & theoretical understanding to everything I do and this is why I continue to be sought after at the conceptualization stage of most projects. I currently work with (but not restricted to) an I-Pad Pro and Apple Pencil, & this is rapidly becoming an invaluable tool alongside traditional pencil and paper.

    Additionally I have been sought after as a teacher and mentor on animation courses covering both traditional processes like storyboarding, modeling and character design for 3D, at many of the leading U.K colleges & universities, on long and short term rolling contracts, as well as being invited as a guest lecturer, most recently at Kingston College, from November 2016 to February 2017 on the animation & VFX course & regular assignments as a visiting tutor at my former alumnus, Central St Martins on the M.A animation course.

    Since 2013 I have been operating as Happy Robot Limited, a company registered in the U.K

    Website: www.happy-robot.co.uk

    Blog: www.happy-robot.co.uk/blog

    Experience : Please refer to my current CV for a breakdown of previous assignments.

    Additional Information

    I have DBS certification.


    Available on request.

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Digital/Online Campaigns
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (Short)
    • Standard Driving (PLG)
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Commercials
    • Documentary
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Television
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Languages Spoken
    • English