Whilst studying Interactive Design at the University of the Arts, London, Donovan was introduced 3D animation. With a growing passion for 3D, Donovan studied every online course he could source. Such was his interest that, over the years, he transitioned from Graphic and Web Design to 3D animation. Admittedly, most was for the web to begin with but he quickly moved on to mastering the demands of realistic Architectural rendering. Teaching positions at Prestige Academy, then Learn2 opened the door to his completing an Autodesk Certified Trainer Programme in 3DS Max and Comptia Certified Instructor course on Delivering Software Training.
After 9 years of teaching all aspects of animation and 3D production and eventually heading the Department for Animation at City Varsity, Donovan felt it was time for a change. Freelancing gigs were what kept his finger on the pulse of the industry while teaching, and a year ago he moved to Head up the Animation Department at Jincom. Jincom creates fast paced Health and Safety Videos and have been moving into the Virtual Reality space, with Blender and Maya.