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Helen Piercy, is a UK based animator, illustrator and lecturer whose work as a moving image director spans digital, 2D, stop-frame animation and live-action.

After studying Graphic Design at Norwich University the Arts she went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Animation Directing from the prestigious National Film and Television School.

Her graduation film Goodbye Mr Pink, a whimsical tale on the subject of pet death, premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival and continued to screen at film festivals worldwide.

Helen has since worked on a diverse collection of projects, from directing an animated short starring Alan Rickman, to collaborating with clients including Children In Need, World Wildlife Fund, BBC Radio One, London Fashion Week, Saatchi Gallery and Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

Her great passion for filmmaking led her to set up Helen Animate Workshops, teaching young people of all abilities animation skills. Her workshop clients include The BFI, Barbican and Museum of London.

Helen released her first book, Animation Studio, published by Candlewick Press (US) and Walker Books (UK) in 2013.

Since 2016 Helen has held a full time position at Norwich University of the Arts where she lecturers for BA (Hons) Animation.

In 2017, she became Educational Director for Animated Women UK, an organisation that supports women working in the Animation and VFX industries.

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