about

Originally trained as an architect, Alejandra's love for photography led her to major in digital animation within the Contemporary Media Practice BA at Westminster University. In 2003 she finished the 'Special Effects for Film and Television' short course at the National Film and Television School.

Graduating from the University of Westminster, she won a development commission for Channel Four's Animator In Residence scheme in 1998 and directed the award winner animated short 'Andares in Time of War', produced by Halo and screened at numerous festivals including Toronto, Hiroshima, Zagreb, and New York Human Rights (among others) and is now part of the permanent collection at the War Museum in London.

As well as directing her own films, Alejandra has worked as an animator for several short films and commercials. She specialises in image manipulation, compositing and transformation from drawn to live action imagery. She has also worked for companies such as BBC Multimedia and Dorling Kindersley as an editor and producer of multimedia programs.

She has been teaching since 1997 both in further and higher education and as a technical advisor for graduating films at the National Film and Television School, in the animation department. She has taught a wide range of ages, from 16 years old to adults, in subjects such as digital cinema, digital image manipulation and animation. At present she teaches in the Illustration degree at Westminster University, Tower Hamlets College, and delivers workshops for children aged 7-16 at schools and museums around South East England.