I am motion!

With an experience of eleven years in the VFX-industry, I am currently working as a Senior Animator, for feature film projects at Framestore in London. Prior to this I've been working as an Animator for Weta Digital Ltd., situated in Wellington, New Zealand. Before I jumped to the other side of the world, I worked at Unexpected GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, as an Animation Director, with a very strong focus on commercials.

My area of expertise is character animation, motion, acting or action, choreography, exact emphases, clear expression and dynamic. Getting there as fast as possible, as the commercial industry with its tight deadlines demands is my every days goal. The only way to achieve this is by nurturing and using everybody’s different specializations, as I’ve understood as a strong team player, a team lead and a pulling force, which I have proven multiple times.

I've got my roots in drawn animation before I started to study at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg in 2000. Today I still do draw professionally for designing purposes, and even in my concepts, I tend to catch the pose of characters in the middle of a movement.

But my addiction to and passion for motion doesn't stop just there. It stretches out through my professional and private life in so many and various ways, since it has always been my credo: "It's easier to animate realistically what you actually can do or know, than just to guess." So from being a motion capture artist, learning various martial arts to acrobatics and several couple dances… I move quite a lot!