Welcome...

Tori Davis AKA "Tori Cat" is an Art Director and Concept Artist with a background in traditional and stop motion Animation. 

With a 10+ year career specialising in Feature Animation, TV, Commercials and Video Games, it's taken her around the world from China to New York, Paris and Denmark to name just a few places.

Now living back in the UK, she is focusing on developing her own "LEGO Play Therapy for children", with the Support of The Royal Bristol Children's Hospital and Aardman Animation's, The Grand Appeal.

She has worked as an Animation Art Director at LEGO since 2015 in Denmark focusing on the Character Design and Concept Art for The LEGO Movie 2, and LEGO Friends.

With a high focus on developing new ideas and character concepts especially targeted for 'Girls' and embracing 'Gender Neutral' new IP's.
Tori continues to work for LEGO as an external consultant and Art Director/Concept Artist since returning to the UK at the end of 2018.

Tori came home to the UK to develop a LEGO Therapy programme after creating "Cracking Build Gromit" for Aardman Animation's and The Grand Appeal's, "Gromit Unleashed 2" Charity Art trail in Bristol in 2018. 
This was a 5ft model Gromit she had made out of 30,456 LEGO Bricks and sold in a charity auction for £22,000 with all proceeds going to The Royal Bristol Children's Hospital. As part of the process she taught LEGO stop motion animation workshops for children in the children's hospital which gave her passion to want to pursue this more. 

Tori loves nature and animals and when she's not busy playing with coloured bricks or drawing characters and creatures, she can be found getting muddy and throwing a ball in the beautiful Cumbrian countryside with her Border Collie puppy Benny.

Credentials...
LEGO. Animation Art Director / Concept Artist 2015- To Date

- "REVOLUTION"- Video Game "BROKEN SWORD"- 2D Art Direction (Lead Layout)
- "BLUE SKY STUDIOS" Feature Film, "RIO" - Environmental Designer
- "SONY" - Character Designer / Concept / Visual Development Artist
- "DISNEY" -TIM BURTON - Feature Film, "FRANKENWEENIE" - Illustrator
- "AARDMAN" - Feature Film ARTHUR CHRISTMAS &
- "AARDMAN" - TV Series SHAUN THE SHEEP (Season 2) Prop Design & Graphics
- "UNIVERSAL" Feature Film Character Design & Visual Development
- "SYLVAIN CHOMET" - Feature Film, "THE ILLUSIONIST" - Digital Artist
- "DISNEY CONSUMER PRODUCTS" - Concept Design
- "ULI MEYER STUDIOS" - Visual Development /Background Artist
- "NICKELODEON" - TV series, Background/Colour Artist
- "PASSION PICTURES" - Character Design
- "ONE HAND CLAPPING" - TV series, Background/Colour Artist
- "FAVELADOS" - Award Winning, 2D student film. 2007.
- "Arts Institute at Bournemouth" - 1st Class, BA (Hons) in Animation Production 2007.