Brian Hartley

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What is your name and your current occupation? 
My name is Brian Hartley and at the moment I’m a Senior Games Artist for Fish in a Bottle, a creative agency based in Leamington Spa. My job covers a wide range of areas from UI design through to character animation.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in games development since leaving college, so there’s not really anything crazy to report.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
I really enjoyed working on the point and click adventure we designed at Fish in a Bottle to support the recent Channel 4 animated series, The Full English. It was the first Flash project I’d work on, so there was a pretty steep learning curve, but I think everyone involved was happy with how it turned out. Other than that, I still have a soft spot for MicroMachines on the Sega MegaDrive. Even thought it’s 20 years since the game came out, I still get people telling me how much they loved it.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? 

I’m from Stratford-on-Avon in Warwickshire, and my first job in games development was for Codemasters. I’d never really used a computer for anything creative, but Continue…