Quirky characters by Melbourne animator / illustrator Tali Gal-on

Character studies for Tali’s award-winning animated film ‘Lucille’

Lucille from Tali on Vimeo.

Melbourne-based Tali Gal-on is a web designer, animator and super talented illustrator.  She originally studied multimedia – which led her intially to web design, but after a number of years working in this field she went back to uni to pursue a passion for animation at the VCA.   Here she made two fantastic little animated films – ‘Lucille’ and ‘Crooked’ – both of which went on to screen at festivals both here and abroad.  ‘Lucille’ was even nominated for a swag of awards, including Best Animation at the Sydney Film Festival.  Tali’s  husband Matt is a Musician, and makes all the music for her films – ‘it’s rather convenient having a muso in the house… I’m sure he feels the same about me when he needs a new album cover!’ says Tali!

I love Tali’s naive illustration style, and her quirky characters!  Each really does seem to have it’s own unique personality…. my fave is her 3-eyed, mint-flavoured ‘Octogirl’ above – she is awesome!

Tali is pretty busy right now!  She’s currently working part time as a designer / animator at ABC Kids, writing a script for a new animated film, doing some freelance illustration, and has also has recently launched an Etsy shop!  Her shop, called ‘Milk and Cookies’, sells her super cute illustrated prints, greeting cards, and also a gorgeous calendar she has made for 2011.  I really think you need to snap up some of her artwork NOW, because when Tali is the next Tim Burton, I’m guessing she won’t have an Etsy shop anymore, and you will have totally missed your chance :)

Tali has kindly offered one lucky Design Files readers a gorgeous giveaway pack of  illustrated goodies!  The winner will receive a Tali Gal-on print of their choosing, one of her 2011 calendars , and a giftcard 3-pack.

To be in the running, please leave a little comment here today!  The winner will be selected at random and contacted by email tomorrow.  If you subscribe to these posts by email, please don’t reply by email, just pop over to thedesignfiles.net and leave your comment over there!

And don’t forget to Visit Tali’s online shop, folio site and blog to learn a little more about her work!

2011 Calendar by Tali Gal-on

2011 Calendar by Tali Gal-on