I started my career in Switzerland as a graphic designer for print. I designed books, magazines, corporate identity, posters and packaging. It was all about typography. In 1997 while traveling in the USA, from the east to the west coast, I discovered motion graphics and started to learn about it. It was during the… Read More
I started my career in Switzerland as a graphic designer for print. I designed books, magazines, corporate identity, posters and packaging. It was all about typography. In 1997 while traveling in the USA, from the east to the west coast, I discovered motion graphics and started to learn about it. It was during the 1997 Macworld event at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Two talented guys were showing works done in Cosa After Effects with some Radius video cards. It blew my mind, and I tried to hang out with them. Back then there wasn't many schools teaching motion graphics, so I learnt by myself when I returned to Switzerland. Finally a year later, with some improved skills and a first reel, I started to work in Hollywood as an Art Director for the company Imaginary Forces with Kyle Cooper, from 1998 to 2001. I did work on main titles, TV commercials, architectural projects, movies, etc. Working with the best company in Los Angeles was a great foundation to my skills, creativity. After 3 years I left and started working with Digital Kitchen, another top company. I was hired as a design director. But unfortunately the event of 9/11 took a spin and they decided to close the office in Venice, California a few weeks later.
I wanted to direct and write more and leave the motion graphics industry... I took my camera, started writing a few shorts, learnt some editing, sound design, etc. I took some classes at UCLA extension in Los Angeles on directing and cinematography.
After a while, I had produced several short films. Some were great and some were crap... Later on, I've got signed as a director of animation with Duck Studios and did a few projects.
Somehow I started to realize that I love the idea of telling a story more than filming. No matter what is the medium, typography, illustration, stills, stop motion,... I just like to tell a story.
Somehow I did a comeback to motion graphics with a more precise idea: trying to tell stories no matter what is the medium I am using.
I like to work directly with advertising companies, or direct clients. I am also freelancing with a restricted group of companies such as Imaginary Forces, etc. Read Less