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Daniel is a stop-motion animation and puppet-making graduate of Staffordshire University (2013). As a prolific social networker, Dan used Twitter, Facebook and blogs to boost his profile and to get his work seen by the people from whom he wanted to gain employment. Dan is currently in his second year of working full time at Animation Toolkit in the role of Junior Armature Fabricator. He has made over 400 custom puppets that have been used in many TV and film productions and continues to work as a freelance stop motion animator in his spare time.
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