Dotti is an award-winning digital animator, turned cartoonist specializing in character work for writers. Dotti has a unique and confident style that never fails to raise a smile. Illustrator of 3 books and a member of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation.
In 2013 she moved to Italy and never came back. ( something about the Prosecco there being so much better.) She currently works remotely from Italy as an illustrator, cartoonist, and animator.
“I am passionate about observing peoples characters, their ticks, and movements but I’m not a freaky-weirdo who stares at people 😀 I have a lifelong passion for animation, slapstick, and silent cinema and this allows me to see the world in a different way. I translate this into all my work and for me the medium is irrelevant, it’s the expression that counts, the communication of emotion.”
I have given many talks and workshops in animation festivals and universities from the UK to UWI in Trinidad, and have taught on the character courses at Escape Studios and mentored MA students at The Royal College of Art.
AWARDS and EXHIBITIONS:
Exhibition Wood sculpture: 2016 Lombardy Italy
Silver award – Fingathing Super hero music – Kalamazoo Animation festival
Gold Award – Thunderpig – Imagina Animation festival
Silver Award Thunderpig – Kalamazoo , short film category
Silver Award- Interrogating Ernie – Anima-mundi festival ~
Exhibition Christmas Puppets : Radio City, Rockafella Plaza –New York 1995