Jonathan Symmonds
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Jonathan Symmonds is an online animation instructor and animator who has worked as the lead animator of HBO blockkbuster series Game of Thrones. He was born in Durban, South Africa and moved to Zimbabwe in 1987. He attended college in Zimbabwe and stayed in Mutare before leaving the country in 2001. He moved to England in 2002 where he put himself through school at the University of Hertfordshire.


After graduating from the University of Hertfordshire he worked for oscar winning company visual effects company Framestore. He later worked for Passion Pictures and ventured into freelance work. He has also worked at Qvisten Animation and Pixomondo. At Pixomondo he was the lead animator for Game of Thrones, seasons 5,6 and 7.

Movies and TV Shows he has worked on

  • The Nutcracker
  • Primeval (3rd series)
  • Avatar directed by James Cameron
  • Where the Wild things Are
  • Prince of Persia
  • Your Highness
  • Nanny Macphee
  • Trollhunter
  • Kerten 2
  • Game of Thrones (seasons 5, 6, 7)