Sharne* is an Australian
motion designer & illustrator
based in Toronto
Sharne's first creative passion is 2D animation as there really is no medium that can bend time and space as much as a few smears and keyframes can. Illustration has emerged as her second passion recently during her years of freelancing.
Sharne is fueled by her passion projects that combine both passions which include creating short animated films and cell animated gifs for her socials.
After graduating with a Bachelors in Visual Communication, Sharne started her career in broadcast at one of the major television networks in Australia, Seven Network (owned by Seven West Media). Over those four years she worked across long running tv series, films, morning television and live sport (sometimes all in the same day!).
During this time Sharne also furthered her studies by achieving a Diploma in Screen Design from the prestigious Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
After this she went to a smaller boutique studio, Hank Mango, where she focused on 2d character animation, visual development and editing on business explainers, socials and (more) sport events.
She has continued focusing on telling animated stories for interesting, purpose-driven & creative brands during her time freelancing (Sharne’s Studio). She enjoys working for live entertainment events. What's more exciting than a live sports match between two intense rivals, a new exhibition showing in the city, or announcing a theatre’s new season of plays for the year?
She loves it all.
In her spare time, Sharne enjoys watching films, finding new pub trivia nights (to lose) and learning to be a Leafs fan (they also lose).
*ignore the “e”, it’s silent! Her mum was also creative.
“Working with Sharne has been extremely positive. She diligently meets deadlines and I can always
rely on her to submit her work on time and at a high standard. With her help on design, we’ve been
able to deliver some of the most innovative and engaging design work this year.
I couldn’t recommend her more!”
Matt Nguyen, Hello Social
"Sharne was a breeze to work with right from the get-go. She delivers polished and on-brief animations across a wide range of projects and is easy to communicate with. Wouldn't hesitate to work with her again and again."
Lorae Misipeka, The Content Division
"Thank you for your attention to detail, creative solutions and efficiency with our digital marketing campaign. We look forward to working with you again in the near future."