 Cardboard Cameras Team 

Jenny Kirkham

I studied Graphic design at Camberwell college of art finishing my degree in 2008. The course at Camberwell encouraged creative thinking in any way you felt most effective, I therefore found that animation was more of a communicative tool and thus lead my work in this direction. I found the process of animation compelling and the final product exciting. I like the idea of creating an all-enveloping world in which you create your own time, space and reality. Believing it was possible to tell any story, my passion began here.

I undertook a few model making jobs and often work in this area. I love the handcrafted skills in doing so and enjoy the tactile element of my work.
My interest in education sprouted through a film I made teaching children about the water cycle. I found great pleasure and reward when discovering what I taught was giving them new knowledge about the world. Seeing their amazement I wanted to teach more. I took the method of visual learning through animation into a school and did an 8-week placement with Create to Learn. Since then I have done lots of workshops together with cardboard cameras, and watching children make their stories and ideas come alive is especially fulfilling.

I am a qualified first aider having completed a first aid for children course in 2010. I have an up to date CRB-check, which is re-evaluated every 3 years.

Chloe Bonfield

I work as a freelance illustrator and see my education work as as an intrinsic part of this work. After graduating in 2008 i undertook a work experience placement on the foundation course at Camberwell College of Arts. This led to my first education role at the Mayors Thames Festival, whom I have been working with since, as well as other organizations such as the House of Illustration, and Artescape. Being a part of Cardboard Cameras is an exciting and incredible experience. We have come a long way in the short years we have been working together and have perfected combining our skills to deliver a fresh and exciting workshop experience. Working with cardboard Cameras has also given us a platform to research and implement forms of pedagogy that come from a self-organized ethos, questioning and constantly exploring new ways of teaching and experimenting creatively.

My work as a freelance illustrator is influenced by my work as an educator and vice versa. I try and utilize the 'joined up' thinking that comes from studying the use of narrative and problem solving involved in tackling freelance briefs and projects. I am currently represented by The Bright Group, and look forward to developing my work in children and teen fiction as well as art licensing.

I have an up to date CRB-check, which is re-evaluated every 3 years.

Eleni Parousi

I was born in 1983 in Thessaloniki, Greece. I came to London to study graphic design and graduated in 2008 from Camberwell College of Arts. Ever since then I have been working in film, photography, animation and archiving as a freelancer. I discovered my passion for teaching in 2010 when I was offered a placement in Cambridge school of arts to teach video and stop motion animation to foundation students. It was a challenging and rewarding experience that led me to join this group when they formed later that year. I now feel that I have found the perfect space to share my excitement for new ways of teaching. It is my belief that every individual is born creative. I see my task as an educator to discover how to release this creativity in a constructive way.

I have an up to date CRB-check, which is re-evaluated every 3 years.

Kathy Horak Hallett

I was asked to join Cardboard Cameras because of my interest and involvement in puppetry and stories. I studied English Literature at Sussex University and found puppetry a great way to involve art and drawing in the process of telling a story.

I now work in a special needs school with children at GCSE level and work as part of a creative tutoring duo, where we use drama, art and narrative as a tool for learning.

I have an up to date CRB-check, which is re-evaluated every 3 years.