In 2011 I began my education in Communication and Multimedia Design. This is a very broad education with a lot of different disciplines. My preference in these disciplines was design so I focussed as much as I could on this aspect.
The experience I have in animation is for the most part self-taught. This was more of a hobby I practiced outside of my education. During the last two years of my Communication and Multimedia Design course, I kept a blog where I posted short animated gifs regularly. Due to this blog I had the opportunity to create several gifs for Samsung’s ‘Connected Series’. In addition to that I made an animated video clip for Mr. Oizo. I wasn’t commissioned for this; it was completely voluntary.
After my education I worked as a designer in an advertising agency for half a year. I recently registered myself at the KvK (Dutch Chamber of Commerce) because I want to work as a freelance designer and animator.
There are several things I would like to learn at the Master of Animation, but I can’t limit myself to one research question just yet.
I would like to develop my skills in animation and design further. In addition to this I want to make myself known, and I want to build up a better network of connections. I would also like to work on bigger projects while still maintaining a good overview. Both on my own as as a team, I want to gain more experience in larger projects.
Right now I have two ideas for a project in the second semester of the master’s programme: