cv / resume

Izzy Burton

Director / Art Director / Concept Artist / Illustrator

Award-Winning Director of "Via"



June 2019 - Present

Freelance Director & Artist

Moved to Freelance for a new adventure, to better balance my time and chose the projects I'd love to work on. You can contact me via my contact page!

August 2015 - May 2019

Blue Zoo Productions - Director, Art Director & Concept Artist

Started as a Concept Artist in 2015 and progressed to Art Director in 2017, becoming one of the Directors in the commercials department in 2018 after the success of my short film "Via". Working on Commercials, TV Shows, Short Films and Pitches. I also do storyboarding, texturing, compositing, and some small amounts of 2D animation. I directed my short film Via here from Spring 2016 - End 2017, with it premiering online in January 2018.

Clients: Cartoon Network, Doddle, Disney, BBC, Cbeebies, Nickelodeon, Lego, Dynamo (Magician), Cineworld, Clarks, Tiny Pop.


November 2018 - Present

Bright Agency - Author & Illustrator

Represented by Arabella Stein of the Bright Agency for all things illustration, with my own author-illustrated book in the works.


From 2019

Freelance Illustrator

April 2019 - Posters for Global Inheritance for Coachella 2019

May 2019 - Canvas art for Daisie App launch 


July 2015 - August 2015

Boomf Marshmallows - Featured Illustrator & Design Intern

I won a competition to become a new featured illustrator at Boomf. Part of my prize was an internship with them. Chosen as the winner by James Middleton (co-founder and brother-in-law to our future king ahahaha), Nick Jenkins (moonpig/Dragon's Den) and Veronica Dearly (illustrator).


June 2013 - August 2013

Fresh Air Sculpture Show - Assistant Curator

I helped run the show with Curator Ana Bianchi. My roles included: setting up artwork, meeting and greeting artists and public, keeping the accounts, running the children's shop, running the social media accounts and writing a blog about the artwork on display.



June 2015

BA (Hons) Computer Visualisation and Animation - First Class

Bournemouth University

August 2012

A Levels

A* - Fine Art, A* - Textiles Art, A - Maths, A - Further Maths



April 2018

  • 1 of Animation Magazine's Rising Stars of Animation 2018 for my work as a Director on "Via"

July 2015 

  • Art of Mallow / Boomf Featured Illustrator Competition
  • Beakus New-D Finalist - New Animation Director challenge to make a short 10-second 2D Animation
  • Co-Creation Award - Awarded by Bournemouth University for my motiongraphic/animation work for a Professor's documentary on schizophrenia.

June 2015 

  • Best Final Year Film awarded by Blue Zoo Productions - for directing and creating my final film at Bournemouth University

January 2014 

  • Macmillan Cancer Support - Won a competition to create a new charity campaign and attended a day with their creatives in London to develop my idea and others. Inspired  the "Shave and Style" campaign.

September 2009 

  • NSPCC / Sugar Magazine / Saatchi&Saatchi - Won a competition to create an anti-bullying video for the NPSCC with my motiongraphic entry. Won a days work experience at Saatchi& Saatchi.


"Via" Awards

  • Longlisted for BAFTA British Short Animation 2019
  • Winner "Best Animated Short" - London Independent Film Festival 2018
  • Winner "Best Animation" - Firenze Film Festival 2018
  • Winner "Best Animation" - Euro Shorts 2018
  • Winner "Best Concept Art" - One-Reeler Short Film Competition 2018
  • Winner "Video Short Film" - Creative Awards at Connections West Coast 2019
  • Finalist - Capital Filmmakers Festival Madrid 2018
  • Honorable Mention "3D Animation" - Florida Animation Festival 2018
  • Official Selection 2018 - Encounters 
  • Official Selection 2018 - Edinburgh Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Aesthetica Short Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Norwich Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - East End Film Festival 
  • Official Selection 2018 - Seoul International Animation Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Cardiff Animation Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Leeds International Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Toronto Shorts International Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Conscious Cartoons
  • Official Selection 2018 - Byron Bay International Film Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - Spark Animation
  • Official Selection 2018 - Manchester Animation Festival
  • Official Selection 2018 - London International Animation Festival
  • Official Selection 2019 - British Shorts Berlin, Lichtspielklub Short Film Festival


  • October 2018 - BFX Festival - Masterclass
  • February 2018 - Bournemouth University - Lecture 
  • 2018 - 2019 - NextGen - Talks and Workshops with several colleges around the UK
  • November 2017 - London Siggraph - Talk & Premiere of my Short Film "Via" at MPC 
  • September 2016 - Splash Conference - Workshop




Art Direction

Concept Art


Texturing (Mari/Photoshop)

Basic 2D Animation (Photoshop/AE)

Compositing (AE)

Murals & Site-Specific Artwork



After Effects



In the past have used (and wouldn't be afraid to get back up to scratch with): Maya, Mari, UV Layout


Hi! I'm Izzy. I'm an Director and Artist living in London who has a passion for telling stories through art, animation, film and writing. I'm a fast learner who is always striving to push myself further. I'm an Earl Grey tea with lemon type of girl who likes to get lost in old book shops and doesn't seem to ever stop being creative - it's fun! Aha.