Hotessa Laurence illustrationTess graduated from the RCA (MA Animation) in 1998, and shortly after co-founded Belzebu Films with Susi Wilkinson and Filipe Alcada. At Belzebu she co-directed, produced and animated a number of multi award winning music videos and commercials, including two videos for Moby’s highly successful album, ‘Play’.

She later went on to direct at Bermuda Shorts, producing a number of commercials, designs for print, as well as many independent productions.

At present she practices as a freelance director, animator and illustrator.

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Tess is a Senior Lecturer in Animation (BA Hons) at the University of Westminster has taught and advised on the BA and MA degree courses at Kingston University, UWE Bristol, LCC and Central St Martins and is a research student at the Royal College of Art on the PhD programme in the School of communication.

In addition, she has expanded her field of teaching abroad giving lectures on behalf of the British Council while contributing to national and international festival panels.