Kyra Bartley

Kyra Bartley

Senior Art Director at Heckler
Sydney, Australia

About me

I am an Australian director & animator, currently working as Senior Art Director at Heckler in Sydney.
With a background that spans fine art, production, design and animation I am confident telling stories across a wide range of media including live action, traditional animation and stop motion.
My passion is creating beautifully crafted moments with a compellingly human touch, and pushing bold ideas that challenge perceptions. 

Sector Experience


Senior Art Director
May 2014 - Present (4 years 5 months)
Freelance Animator & Designer
Self Employed
January 2013 - May 2014 (1 year 4 months)
Based in Phnom Penh but willing and able to work for international clients.

Currently looking for new projects.
Freelance Design & Multimedia Consultant
Cambodian Children's Trust
January 2013 - March 2014 (1 year 2 months)
Projects include design & implementation of interactive sponsorship resources, creation of a social networking site for local NGOs, large-scale street art project, and general design consultancy.
Creative Director
ithink asia
March 2012 - January 2013 (10 months)
Oversaw all creative projects, training of local staff, pitching for new jobs and sourcing local and international work.

Major projects: Joe & Jack, 10 x 6 min animated TV episodes produced in Ireland
Clients included: Johnny Walker, Hennessy, Angkor Beer
January 2011 - February 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Animator & designer working across a range of projects including TVCs, music videos, films and web.

Clients: Origin Energy, Skoda, Yaris, Cadbury, Wrigleys, Smiths, Commonwealth Bank, Allianze, Weigh Watchers and many others.
Associate Producer
July 2009 - May 2011 (1 year 10 months)
Part of a small team running large-scale events at Sydney's premiere Arts Centre, including projects such as The Sydney Children's Festival and Platform Hip Hop Festival.
Post & Rail Creative
December 2008 - February 2011 (2 years 2 months)
Self-run start up that serviced the Equine Industry, producing premium coverage for Fox Sports of Australia's premiere competitive horse riding events.

Included everything from pre-production through to screening.


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts - Film/Cinema/Video Studies

2007 - 2010 (3 years)

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