Maria Birmingham


MAIRA aka Maria Birmingham is a 2D Character Animator, Digital Artist and Character Designer from London, UK. Maria first trained as Theatre Designer, before going on to study Character Animation at Central St Martin’s. She has worked at companies such as Cartoon Network, NFTS, The BBC and Mind Candy, doing animation, production, design and games related work. In 2010 Maria worked for several months in Shanghai, China for the animation company Jetoon; where she worked on children's TV shows such as 'Silly Bitty Bunny' and 'Trust Me I'm A Genie'. She is currently back in London working as an Animator on 'The Animated Series of Mr Bean' as well her own creative projects. 


  • 2D Traditional Animation
  • Adobe Flash
  • Cel-Action
  • Life Drawing
  • Character Design
  • Storyboarding
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Sketchbook Pro
  • Drawing
  • Creative Story Writing
  • Acting