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.
Oana Druta and Rowan Arundel from the Centre for Urban Studies at University of Amsterdam hired me to design the cover illustrations for their books, visualise their research data and format their writing. I developed a template for the format and then worked through it to ensure the entire document to ensure consistency and readability.
Play the City hired me to make a series of illustrations to appear in their new book, Play The City: Games Informing the Urban Development, by Ekim Tan. The illustrations were to appear at the starting pages of each chapter to explain in a simple and visual way how the game was to be played. I also was hired to make a collection of icons throughout the publication.
Tour de Force 2020 is the national initiative to increase bicycle ridership across the Netherlands by 20% over the next three years. The policy combines the goals and strategies of governments at the municipal, regional and national level. While working with the economic consultancy firm, Decisio, I was hired to make an infographic of the return of investment that cycling can bring, based on the research completed by Decisio. The infographic appeared across the web, spread far and wide on social media and was central to the official document, “Agenda Fiets 2017-2020.” I developed an infographic that covered the most important details of the findings, showing how when governments invest in cycling infrastructure, the return on the invest is overwhelming. I helped translate the Dutch version into English and worked extensively to edit the content into its simplest and clearest form.
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.
Velocitta was an EU funded project to determine the best policy goals for cities to implement and maintain an efficient bike-sharing schemes. At the end of the three-year project, all of the collected data was compiled into “10 Golden Rules for Bike Sharing.” A video was designed to showcase these guidelines in and interesting and accessible way. I worked alongside the facilitator of the project, Pascal van den Noort to write and record a script, develop a storyboard and animate the video into a three-minute video. The results were shared at the final conference of the project and have been circulated extensively in the active transportation arena.
Sustainable Amsterdam is a consultancy firm based in Amsterdam that showcases the city’s many innovative approaches to urban planning, resiliency and sustainable mobility. Part of the research formed the basis of “Are Streets for Cars” a short video demonstrating the changes to Amsterdam over the past few decades, changing into the liveable city that it is today. I worked extensively with Sustainable Amsterdam to showcase the positive message in their research and encourage people to learn more about the city and its transformation. My work on this video included scripting, recording, video editing and animation. The results have been published in many international media outlets and have appeared in conferences around the world.
The University of Colorado, Boulder, has been the site of an intensive environmental planning programme, called ENVD, for many decades. The dean contacted me in order to make a 3-minute video to encourage prospective students to learn more about the programme and what skills the students could expect to learn in studies. For this project I helped with storyboarding, scripting, animation and editing.