Mrs Rachel Mills

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  • Qualifications:PGCE (PCET) UWE, BA Hons Visual Communication, Glasgow School of Art
  • Position:Programme Leader BA (Hons) Animation
  • Department:ACE - Film and Journalism
  • Telephone:+4411732 81451
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About me

A freelance animator and producer with 15 years' experience working for studios in the South West and London. Roles within the industry include Cel Renderer, Flash Animator for TV and Web series for children and adults, Web Designer and E-Commerce Designer, Photographer and Illustrator and Production Coordinator. Last full time role was working in production on a CGI children's TV series for Aardman. Interest in animation developed at Glasgow School of Art whilst studying for a BA Hons Visual Communication degree between 1994-98 specialising in Illustration and Animation.

 Currently Programme Leader for BA Hons Animation.  Teaching on several modules across BA Hons Animation and MA Animation including Enterprise for Animation, Professional Practice and Collaborative Practice in Animation. Research interests are in Rapid Prototyping and Developing Technologies for Moving Image. Currently setting up an apps and games company that produces natural history and wildlife content for families exploring the possibilities of augmented reality, and virtual reality storytelling that informs and educates.


Since joining UWE in 2006 project managed many live briefs with studios and clients to ensure students gain real world animation production experience including working with the BBC, regional studios and national charities and University partnerships.  



Previously carried out the role of Associate Head of Department at UWE looking after a variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level across Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion and Interior Design. Enjoys working with diverse teams internally and externally at UWE. Originally joined UWE as a short course instructor teaching Flash Animation before joining the animation team as an academic member of staff.

Area of expertise

Flash Animation and animated series production management


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