Arne Gielen and Gertjan Hulster from the production company, Nieuw en Verbeterd, contacted me to animate an opening title for their documentary about the cycling culture in the Netherlands. Working with the talented designer, Riccardo Russomanno, an art direction was developed and a series of font styles were made into an hierarchy. From here, I rotoscoped footage of a group of cyclists as they crossed a red bike path and then added the logo along with texture elements to make it appear weathered and as if it had been painted in place. I also animated maps to show patterns of cyclist movement throughout cities.
Sustainable Amsterdam is a consultancy firm based in Amsterdam showcasing the city’s many innovative approaches to urban planning, resiliency and sustainable mobility. The team’s work invites many occasions to show off their prowess at meetings or conventions across Europe. Having attractive and inviting visuals is essential when these connections are made. Sustainable Amsterdam hired me to designs pamphlets, business cards, and tour leaflets that strengthened their brand identity and captured the spirit of their organisation.
The Centre of Urban Studies at the University of Amsterdam started a department called Houwel to research the state of housing and welfare policies in governments from around the world. The team won a grant to fund the dissemination of their work in new and creative ways. Researchers in this department contacted me with the intention of making a three-part animated infographic series. Over the next several months, I worked alongside the research team to script, record, animate and edit the content into 3-4 minute videos that shared the main findings from their multiyear research. As part of the process, I developed the art direction, audio engineering and extensive animation. The results were shared across social media and published online in the Telegraph.
Scape is an Amsterdam-based branding and communications consultancy studio that focuses on enhancing the relationships between people, businesses and the built world. To celebrate a successful year of work, relationships and new directions, Scape contacted me to work on a thank you card to send to all the people that made the year special. I worked alongside the team at Scape to capture their vision and goals in a fun and engaging way.
Urhahn Stedenbouw is an urban design studio based in Amsterdam. Working with APPM, Decisio and various governmental bodies including Rijkswaterstraat, Urhahn was hired to make a strategic plan for the spatial intensification the Noordzeekanaal. Once the report was completed, a summit was scheduled to exhibit the plan to the various stakeholders. The team at Urhahn contacted me to make a two-minute animated infographic covering the key points of the report to be presented at the summit. My responsibilities included storyboarding, illustrating, animating and audio engineering.