Hi my name is Rik Goddard and I’ve been creating the illusion of life one way or another since 1988. I’m an Emmy-nominated animator with over 20 years of industry experience working with various studios around the world, both in-house and remotely. Currently based in Lisbon, I have a lifelong passion for creating and bringing to life appealing and engaging characters that amuse, entertain, and emotionally captivate viewers.

Throughout my career, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with renowned clients such as Coca-Cola, BMW, McDonald’s, Sony, ASDA/Wal-Mart, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. I have contributed to many high-quality projects, including TV series, films, TV commercials, and game cinematics, at respected studios such as Axis, Nexus, Rushes, This is Jelly, Seed, Illoura, Aixsponza, Cabeza Patata, and Sony Entertainment.

In 2020 I worked on the Emmy nominated animated visuals for Wyclef Jean’s lockdown stage show at the Apollo, New York.

I am proficient in a range of software including Maya, C4D, Blender, 3ds Max, XSi, Lightwave, Moho, Adobe After Effects, Animate (Flash), Toon Boom Harmony, Illustrator, Photoshop, and various AI creation tools.

My skills encompass Character Animation, Animation Direction, Storyboarding, Scriptwriting/Storytelling, Motion Design, Character Design, Illustration, and AI content creation.

You can view more of my work at vimeo.com/rikgoddard and vimeo.com/riqrak. For regular updates, follow me on Instagram @rik.goddard.

Rik Goddard