Dotti is a traditionally trained animator / illustrator whose various studies in comic art and animation began at Norwich School of Art, before taking her to Middlesex University and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

She has been working professionally in the world of animation production for the past sixteen years and has worked on a multitude of award-winning commercials, short films and music videos for Clients including Nickelodeon, Kelloggs, Peperami, Fairy, Pepsi, Ribena and Cartoon Network

She joined the world of production in London, Soho in 1997 as a production assistant but soon set up and developed an in-house CG department for the stop motion company Loose Moose despite no previous experience in computer-based animation. She persuaded Loose Moose to endorse the idea, trained herself - first on LightWave, then on Maya and has never looked back.

After gaining years of knowledge in Production she also worked in parallel as a professional tutor at Escape studios on their character courses, as well as the Royal College of Art on their Animation MA courses.. Based on the successes and requests of her students her and her colleague Alan Lewis developed their own animation training course which is now available on a private bespoke basis.

Dotti has an enviable experience of the entire production process and an extensive knowledge of Maya in the professional environment. Prior to her last maternity she worked for over 2 years as CGI director and team lead at Hibbert Ralph Animation in London working on a variety of commercials and on the development of a new film ‘Canterville Ghost’ with them as well as becoming an Animation Director for BigMan in Brighton. She has appeared as guest speaker at universities and animation festivals worldwide, her favourite being a regular gig at Animae Caribe in Trinidad

Dotti is currently based in Brighton and freelances as an animation director, animator and private tutor. She is available for studio based and remote work.