The Artist

I’m Lisa Hignett, creative designer, artist and animator based in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

I'm the creator of Loof & Timmy an online animation series starring the characters Loof the loaf and Timmy T-Rex. I design animated GIFs for our official GIPHY channel that have been shared over 700 million times. We have a growing Loof & Timmy fan base and have an official merchandise range including plush toys, clothing and stationary. We also regularly attend Comic Cons.

Prior to this I have worked as a freelance game artist, character designer, character rigger, storyboard artist, illustrator, animator and portrait artist having worked for two marketing and mobile gaming agencies for over 5 years. I am sometimes open to side projects of personal interest so if you think my style of work would suit your project then feel free to get in touch via Twitter or my contact form.

I’ve always enjoyed traditional pencil drawing since I was a child. I've been creating freelance pet portraits for 15 years and I particularly love equine and canine art!


Games Art (BA Hons) 1st - Glyndwr University 2013

Level 3 Art & Design Foundation Degree - 2010

A levels: Business Studies, ICT, Art, Sculpture

Software Proficiency:

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate/Flash, After Effects, Premier Pro, Sony Vegas, Spriter, Spine, Construct2, Maya, 3Ds Max, ZBrush, Paint Tool SAI, Audacity.

Digital Hardware:

Wacom Cintiq 24HD, high end animation PC workstation, Microsoft Surface Pro for mobile work.

Traditional Proficiency:

Able to match any existing styles and brand themes, highly skilled at life drawing/still life.

Traditional Tools:

Bristol board, Derwent pencils, Faber Castell pencils, Biro pen, Copic markers, Prismacolour Pencils, Faber Castell pastel pencils, full arcylic and water colour paint sets.