My name is Kori Thompson. I began drawing around the early age of five and was first inspired by my father who loved to draw airplanes, cars and animals. My imagination was then shaped by cartoons and games and as I grew older I drew inspiration from local Jamaican artists including Sophia McCarthy and Patrick Waldemar. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Communication at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2009 and launched my career as a freelance artist and designer soon after I graduated. I met clients from all walks of life and was fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to work on many projects and campaigns with some amazing people.
My career expanded in 2012 when I became a 2D animator and since then I had the privilege of working on a few animated productions for The University of the West Indies, Dreamworks TV, Disney XD, YouTube Red and Adult Swim. As a passionate and motivated professional, I’m constantly striving to improve my techniques, expand my skillset and find new opportunities to grow. Each of my projects - both solo and collaborative - have provided this growth and allowed me to establish myself within this competitive industry. My guiding principle has always been ‘growth takes place outside one’s comfort zone’ and so, as I continue to seek new ventures to hone and expand my skillset, I am excited to see what the next chapter holds for me. Whatever it is, I hope to leave a positive impact wherever I go.