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since 2009

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Turnip Starfish Limited

The Turnip Starfish team have been independently producing and directing animation for television, mobile phones, online platforms and computer games in Cardiff since 2009. The team have been working in the animation sector since 1999.

At our workshops we inspire the next generation of artists – our workshops in animation, manga drawing, cartoon drawing, digital art, life drawing and more have encouraged participants across South Wales, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bristol and beyond to develop their skills and reach their goals.

Est. 2009

We are proud to have been running for over fifteen years.


We are animators and artists. Whatever your background, your path to this spot. We can help you achieve great things. We believe in you.


Drawing, crafting, sculpting, audio, video. We like making things.


We've been making broadcast animation since 1999. From ITV to the BBC to YouTube to mobile phones. That's what we do.

Say Hello.

We would love to hear from you.

How can we help?

Have you explored our workshops?

In short, as well as producing animation we run workshops, mostly for young people, but we do much more than that…

"Turnip Starfish has given so much to my children. Their art has improved enormously and in particular it’s made such a difference having a community of people who enjoy drawing."

We are interested in helping artists grow and develop. Our pupils are already amazing, but our greatest achievement is helping them become more creative, even stronger artists than they are already.

"I was so impressed with his pics and he learns so much every time he comes."

We are proud of their growth, their smiles. We understand that it is not always easy being a teenager in today’s world. We try to create a little world where artists can thrive, grow, imagine, create, be better, be supported.

"I’m sure that being involved in your workshops has helped my daughter in her journey – she’s just accepted an unconditional offer to study illustration at university."

Our pupils are our greatest achievement.

"I just want to say a big thank you, I’ve been to a few of your workshops and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be where I am today without having the experience I did with turnip starfish."

Turnip Starfish have created a strong reputation in creating inclusive, vibrant and motivating environments for young people to create imaginative and innovative work. We specialise in developing young people’s aspirations, producing workshops that engage the participants in creating their own films and artwork, helping them to develop team skills, patience, persistence and technical skills that are key to everyday life and of particular relevance to the creative and cultural industries. Our workshops focus on the needs of the individual ensuring a valuable experience is had by all.

Turnip Starfish workshops are always run by a qualified teacher and industry animation or production specialist. We bring all the technology and materials needed for all our workshops and will supply industry specification technology for young people to use.

These are only some of the amazing partners we have worked with:

We have worked with countless schools and youth groups across Wales, from Cardiff to Prestatyn, from Newport to Narberth, and we have worked extensively within the South Wales Valleys. References from these clients can be provided upon request. 

Turnip Starfish is insured to work with children and young people. We produce risk assessments for all workshops and all team members have up to date DBS checks. The key team all have Emergency First Aid in the workplace certificates and have completed Safeguarding Young People Courses at level 1 and 2.

Registered in England and Wales – Company Number 7053955
VAT Number 993 3285 81