Joe Sheehan was born in Hull in 1979. After attaining a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art at the Hull School of Art and Design, he moved to Bournemouth and completed an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Animation at The Arts University Bournemouth. He now works as an artist and lecturer in Hull. Joe is primarily known for creating stop-frame animation sequences of miniature 3-dimensional spaces. His work has been exhibited across the U.K. and Europe and has been included in publications such as: Motion[less] Pictures. The Cinema of Stasis by Justin Remes, The Crafty Animator. Handmade, Craft-Based Animation and Cultural Value edited By Caroline Ruddell and Paul WardSketching for Animation. Developing Ideas, Characters and Layouts in your Sketchbook by Peter Parr and Making it (Un)Real: Contemporary Theories and Practices in Documentary Animation edited by Jeffrey Skoller. He was awarded a RTS Undergraduate Award for Scenes of Intimate Life and was selected as one of the most promising stop-frame animators in Britain at Anifest, Puppets in British Animation