Biography

ABOUT ME


With a history in comics and Disney my skill set has remained purely two dimensional - at least on paper!


I began my career at The Walt Disney Company in London as a junior artist, when I was 21. As animation was beyond my grasp in the US, I moved into British comics, starting on young girls' titles like Mandy and Tracy, and moving eventually to boys titles like 2000 AD in the nineteen eighties, and two daily newspaper panel strips; Roy of the Rovers for TODAY, and Checkout Girl for THE STAR. The last thirty years has seen me back in the fold at Disney, finishing as Senior Principal Artist.


EDUCATION


  • Animation at West Surrey College of Art and Design

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of London

KIM RAYMOND

ARTIST

SPECIAL SKILLS


It's one thing having a great character, it's entirely something else to make it alive with good story-telling.

I bring this philosophy to my work on character art for product, publishing and animation.

  • Disney Character Art

  • Character Book Illustration


  • Traditional hand-drawn cel animation

  • Authentic Original Character Sketches


  • Personal Appearances

EXPERIENCE

1999 - 2019

The Walt Disney Company

SENIOR PRINCIPAL ARTIST

Overseeing the creation of original character art for products in the Disney Store Group in EMEA. 

1992 - 1999

Character Magic Ltd.

Managing Director

Leading the UK's most influential Disney character art studio, supplying concepts, pencil art and final colour illustrations to Disney licensees across Europe.

1979 - 1992


Freelance comic strip artist and characterartist


VARIOUS

Working on girls and boys comic strips, newspaper strips, Disney and other licensed character art, watercolours

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