Alan studied Illustration, Photography and Graphic Design at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne College of Arts and Technology, but somehow fell into the world of animation by complete accident, and consequentially has been working in this industry for 20 years.
Alan has provided design and artwork for Warner Bros Feature Animation, The Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks SKG and Klasky-Csupo/Paramount Pictures. He has also worked on countless commercials for many production houses in London, such as; Framestore, Espresso Animation, Howling Wolf, Studio AKA, Aardman Animations, Passion Pictures, Stardust Pictures, Uli Meyer Productions, BE Animation who also represent him as a director 020 7620 2595.
Alan has also worked on numerous animated Tv series such as 'Tron: Uprising', 'Robotboy', 'The Animated Mr Bean' and 'Charlie & Lola: Series 2' to name but a few. 'Charlie and Lola' which he co-art directed, won 2 Baftas. Alan does illustrations for Franco Belgian 'Spirou' magazine, one of the premier outlets for illustration in Europe. In 2009 Alan got to work on his own creation, a 2 minute short entitled 'Mutant Moments' for Cartoon Network.
Alan is proficient in the wizarding ways of Photoshop but still delights in dabbling regularly with pencil and paper, he feels its his duty to support the trees which have been chopped down to provide the paper. It would be rude otherwise. He sometimes exhibits and sells his original art, (painted with paintbrush and acrylic paint, onto a canvas no less!) He also has a blog which he posts on from time to time kerswellian.blogspot.co.uk/.
Alan resides quite happily in leafy Surrey with his cat Chewbacca (Chewie for short). Some of his heros/heroines include Mary Blair, Ronald Searle, Bill Peet, Eyvind Earle, Gustav Klimt, Tom Oreb, Quentin Blake, Damien Thorne and Lord Darth Vader. Loves cheese and onion crisps, movies and books. Hates people who don't reply to his emails. Good manners after all cost nothing.