Dan Kelby
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Dan Kelby

Character Designer

Norwich, United Kingdom

Dan Kelby

I'm a Character Designer and Teacher living in the UK. After graduating college and working as a Graphic Designer, I eventually found my way into the world of Animation and have had the pleasure of freelancing for many wonderful companies such as Netflix, Disney Television Animation, Cartoon Network and Passion Pictures. I've also created storybook illustrations for a Star Wars title.

When I'm not doodling characters for studios or creating personal work, I'm either thinking about drawing or looking at art books. Any other free time I have is spent trying to learn the piano, cooking curry or fending off two ridiculous cats.

It's my pleasure to be able to share some tips and tricks I have learned with you all on here, so let's get drawing and make something cool together!


  • Character Design: Develop Your Own Style

    Learn how to play with the proportions, shapes, and expressions of your protagonists using professional stylistic techniques

    A course by Dan Kelby, Character Designer


Professional listing

Joined July 2020