Jo has worked in the Animation Industry for over 25 years. The bulk of Jo’s experience has been in Stop Motion, specialising in pre-school and children’s animation for companies including Cosgrove Hall Films, Factory Create and Aardman Animations. Her CV is full of many favorites including Andy Pandy, Postman Pat, Shaun the Sheep and Creature Comforts USA.
Jo has also worked on feature films including Tim Burtons Corpse Bride and Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death. Most recently she animated on Chuck Steel – Night of the Trampires, a gloriously funny, gory, rude and irreverent vampire film.
In 2007 Jo moved in to the Computer Games Industry. She spent 7 years working as a CGI animator, Cutscene Director and Cinematic Production Manager on many projects including the award-winning LEGO Games franchise.
In 2014 Jo jumped at the chance to come back to stop motion to animate on the new Clangers. This was her favourite programme as a child. Since then she has directed Dig and Lulu Bites – 5 short films based on winning ideas from a student competition run with CBBC. Towards the end of 2016 was offered the opportunity to Co-Direct series 2 of The Clangers. In recent months she has brushed up on her animating skills on another Stop motion series at Factory before re-joining The Clangers team for series 3.