Sophia “Tawny” Austin


Hello! My name is Sophia Austin, though I also go by the nickname Tawny. I’m a character animator with 3+ years of animation industry experience, and 7 years of 1-on-1 freelancing experience.

I’ve worked primarily for Wild Child Animation based in Stirling, Scotland, specialising in 2D rigged character animation for the Sky TV show “The Brilliant World of Tom Gates”. I have also worked on various projects including the short film ‘Fox Fires’ which sits at 6+ million views on youtube, and some indie video games which I have produced animated assets for.

My main skill is 2D character animation, both hand drawn and puppet/rig. I’m well versed with Toon Boom Harmony, TVPaint and Storboard Pro. My other skills include scene assembly, storyboarding and character design. I’ve a particular knack for animating animal characters, and I’m a comic artist in my free time. I’ve also dipped my toes into 3D through blender and I’m eager to improve at it!

I happily slot into any animation role, but I can also adjust easily to niche roles that need filling such as scene assembly.

If you have any inquiries, please reach out to me at: