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Welcome to Character Cube, the online home of Kenneth Anderson!

I am a freelance character designer and illustrator based in the United Kingdom. I have been working professionally since 2005 between games, animation and illustration. My specialties are story driven and character based illustration and character design for a variety of mediums, in particular children’s television and kids publishing.

I have a background in traditional 2D animation having worked on Sylvain Chomet's Oscar nominated film "The Illusionist" (2010) as an inbetweener followed by animating on the French feature, "Titeuf: Le film" (2011).

In 2009 I started my business Character Cube with a focus on providing high quality freelance character design and illustration services. Previous clients include: Nick Jr, Brown Bag Films, Dreamworks TV, BBC CBeeBies, Sesame Workshop, Oddbot, Lighthouse Studios, Imagine FX, CG Total and many more.

I am represented world wide by Lemonade Illustration Agency.

If you are interested in bespoke character design for your project or need a fun and lively character driven illustration, please contact Lemonade or email me here:

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Portfolio / Illustration

Land Ahoy! - illustration

The Treehouse / personal illustration ↑

Land Ahoy! - illustration

Land Ahoy! / personal illustration ↑

Other Worlds - illustration

Other Worlds / personal illustration ↑

Friendly Robin - illustration

Friendly Robin / personal illustration ↑

The Haunted Manor - personal illustration

The Haunted Manor / personal illustration ↑

Cursed Treasure - illustration

Cursed Treasure / personal illustration ↑

Upside Down illustration

Upside Down / personal illustration ↑

Clockwork Dragon - illustration

Clockwork Dragon / illustration sample for Oxford University Press ↑

In The Garden - illustration

In The Garden / illustration sample for Green Willow Books ↑

Skull Cave - illustration

Skull Cave / personal illustration ↑

Secret Suppers - illustration

Secret Suppers / Saga Magazine illustration ↑

Pond Life - illustration

Pond Life / Saga Magazine illustration ↑

Stuffocation - illustration

Stuffocation / Saga Magazine illustration ↑

Enchanted Forest board game box - illustration © Ravensburger

Enchanted Forest Board Game / box illustration - © Ravensburger ↑

Enchanted Forest board game cards - illustration © Ravensburger

Enchanted Forest Board Game / card illustrations - © Ravensburger ↑

Imagine FX Cover - illustration

Imagine FX Cover / illustration ↑

Fresco - illustration

Fresco / personal illustration ↑

The Magic Chest - illustration

The Magic Chest / personal illustration ↑

Boys Best Friend - illustration

Boys Best Friend / personal illustration ↑

Dragon Slayer - illustration

Dragon Slayer / personal illustration ↑

Portfolio / Character design

Character portraits - character design

Character Portraits / personal work ↑

Floating Girl - character sketch

Floating Girl / character sketch ↑

Pirate Skeleton - character sketch

Pirate Skeleton / character sketch ↑

Bug Chaser - character design

Bug Chaser / personal work ↑

Bug Chaser - character turnaround

Bug Chaser turnaround / personal work ↑

Bug Chaser - character poses

Bug Chaser / character poses ↑

Monsters! - character design

Monsters! / personal work ↑

Portraits - character design

Portraits / personal work ↑

Treasure Island - character designs

Treasure Island / character designs - personal work ↑

Long John Silver - expressions

Long John Silver / expressions ↑

Character sketches - personal work

Character Sketches / personal work ↑

Critter - character design

Critter / character exploration ↑

Boxers - character sketches

Boxers / character sketches ↑

Dwarf Viking - character exploration

Dwarf Viking / character exploration ↑

Orangutans - character sketches

Orangutans / character sketches ↑

Pirates - character sketches

Pirates / character sketches ↑

Vikings - character sketches and 21 Draw artwork

Vikings / character sketches and 21 Draw artwork ↑

Character sketches

Character sketches / personal work ↑

Links - Interviews / Publications

character design references interview link Imagine FX link 3D total interview link
character design quarterly issue 04 link Imagine FX cover tutorial link creating stylised characters 3dtotal link
art side of life interview link creating characters for the entertainment industry 3dtotal link
your art path interview link masters of anatomy book 1 link more coming soon

Clients / Previous and current clients

Previous Clients:

Nick Jr
Seasame Workshop
Dreamworks TV
Brown Bag Films
Lighthouse Studios
BBC CeeBeeBies
Imagine FX
Character Design Quarterly
3D Total
Gameface Productions
BES Animation
Axis Animation
Disney Interactive
Proper Games
Saga Magazine
Mighty Play
Tern Television
Tiger Games
Forest Pruzan
Uber Agency
Tandem Films
Trickstar Games

Previous Employers:

Brown Bag Films
Digital Goldfish / Ninja Kiwi
Ink Digital

Credits / Shows and publications

Pirates of the Caribbean (Disney, Little Golden Book, 2023)

Clarity Jones and the Magical Detective Agency (Puffin, 2023)

Frankie Best Hates Quests (Puffin, 2022)

Humbug: the Elf who Saved Christmas (Scholastic, 2022)

Once upon a Christmas (Worthy Kids, 2021)

Butterbeans Cafe (Nick Jr, 2018)
Character, prop, environment designer

Bitz and Bob (Cbeebies, 2018)
Character designer

Karmas World (Netflix, 2021)
Character designer

Nella the Princess Knight (Nick Jr, 2019)
Lead character designer

Top Wing (2017)
2D Designer (Background character design)

Exchange Student Zero (Cartoon Network, 2015)
2D designer (Model packs, character turnarounds)

Monster Beach (Cartoon Network, 2014)
2D Designer (Model packs, character turnarounds, backgrounds)

Titeuf le Film (2011)
Key animator and clean up artist

The Illusionist (2010)
Inbetweener and clean up artist