Andrew Jaques

Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Andrew Jaques

Eastleigh, Hampshire, UK

Hello there! I'm Andrew. I live near Southampton in the South of England. If you've got a minute, let me summarise what I do and where I hope to go next:

My Day Job
I’m a test engineer for Ericsson Television‘s broadcast compression line. It’s my job to design automated testing scripts that run through hundreds of combinations of settings, looking for defects in the software. I write bug reports and then work with the developers to verify that the issues get fixed before the software is released.

Outside of Work
I also like to do freelance animation, website designs and graphics for local businesses. I’m a graduate of the Arts Institute at Bournemouth with a degree in Graphic Design (New Media pathway).

Hobbies
In my spare time I’m always learning more; I read about web design and development, and excitedly follow the consumer-electronics and video games industries through journalism blogs and podcasts. I’m a console gamer and an advocate of Apple Computer products. I’m a pretty decent ukulele player, and I’m nuts about cruiser motorcycles.

In the Future
I'd like to steer my career towards the more creative side of the broadcast industry and internet streaming video - motion graphics, and hopefully work on projects where I can create animated idents, explain concepts through computer generated imagery (CGI) and produce captivating infographics.

Consequently, I'm rolling up my sleeves and grinding through video tutorials in Adobe After Effects (AFX) and Maxon Cinema 4D (C4D), before working on accumulating a portfolio of sample work. I'm also attempting to network with motion graphics professionals and regularly blog about this field. Wish me luck!

  • Work
    • Ericsson Television
  • Education
    • BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Interactive Media)