Find out more about the people who help bring Straight from the Lungs to life.
MY NAME'S WILLIAM MARLER...
I'm an award-winning animator, keen runner, and Cystic Fibrosis patient living in Birmingham, England. I'm very lucky for my CF to not stop me doing what I want, such as: running the London Marathon, making Pep Mask – a Cystic Fibrosis film that's been screened worldwide, and speaking to a number of audiences about my life and work.
Illustration – Vicky neville
It's been an exciting process seeing the podcast come together from idea to creation, so I was thrilled to help Will with this project by designing the illustrations for each of the episodes.
My illustration style is very simple and graphic and I am inspired by graphic artists such as Saul Steinberg and Marjane Satrapi. I like working digitally but I also love sketching and paper cutting and I have my own Etsy shop where I sell my creations. I enjoy illustrating at live events such as TEDxBrum taking important topics and visualising them. I am also currently working with Will as a storyboard artist and illustrator on a variety of motion graphics projects.
Music – Ben Weatherill
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Animation – Rachel McMahon
I met William at a London design show in 2016 where I screened A Small Story, and bonded immediately with him over our shared interest in art ‘for a cause’.
I love taking real life stories, little glimpses of humanity, and creating visuals that bring the voices to life. I work mainly with hand-drawn animation, and generally-speaking my work is quite light and delicate, using traditional materials such as coloured pencil, watercolour and charcoal.
Animation – Caitlin Young
Since my first ever encounter with animation as a medium, I have seen its great potential in sharing information, and its capability to raise awareness and make change. I enjoy animating the most when I am harnessing this potential and exploring little tales from people's everyday lives.
My work tends to end up being a mish-mash of different animation techniques and mediums including collage, hand drawn, cut out, stop motion and replacement animation. Whatever I think will make the viewer really understand the story, I will use!