Alvin Groen

Director, Designer, Animator

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Interactive projects are like one big orchestra. Design, motion and technology all have to form a balance to work well together and bring the entire project to a higher level.

Work Experience

Rare Volume

Associate Creative Director

Rare Volume is a design + technology studio in New York City. They specialize in motion, creative code, and interactive installations.
September 2017 - Present New York, United States

Your Majesty

Design Director

Your Majesty is a design and technology firm in New York and Amsterdam that powers digital product and brand experiences for Netflix, adidas, Samsung, Spotify, BMW, Universal Music Group, Bentley, Absolut, American Express and Red Bull.

I have worked among others for McIntosh, HBO, Red Bull, Tele2, Airbnb and Spotify.
June 2015 - September 2017 New York, United States

Firstborn

Art Director

Firstborn is a strategic design and technology company headquartered in New York City. Founded in 1997, they create interactive experiences, digital products and content that build brands, grow businesses and transform categories.
My main role was Concept, Art Direction, Design, Motion.

I have worked among others for Audible, AMC, Disney, Fisher Price, HBO, Lenovo, Marchon, Mountain Dew, Pepsi and TiVo.
June 2013 - June 2015 New York, United States

Ignition Interactive

Senior Designer

Interactive department of Ignition Creative that creates online interactive experiences mainly for the Interactive Entertainment Industry.
My main role was Concept, Art Direction, Design and Motion.

I have worked among others for AMC, Canon, Disney, Disney Pixar, DreamWorks Animation, Fox, HBO, Lions Gate, Microsoft, Netflix, Naughty Dogs, Paramount, Sony, Square Enix, Toyota and Vizio.
January 2012 - May 2013 California, United States

Frozen Emotion

Freelance Interactive Designer

Designed digital interactive experiences for different kind of clients. Mainly focus on concept, design, motion and interaction for websites, applications, mobile / tablet sites/apps and touchscreen displays.

I have worked among others for: Suitsupply, MVRDV, Intermediair, CS Irwin, Koninklijke ERU, Lowe @ Alfred, NFGB, One-2-ten, Motoko, TAG, Reinier de Graaf Groep, Open Road Films, 20th Century Fox and HBO
May 2009 - December 2011 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ignition Interactive

Design Intern

Interactive department of Ignition Creative that creates websites, banners, mobile applications and interactive motion posters for the Interactive Entertainment Industry.
Main role was concept, design and motion.
April 2010 - August 2010 California, United States

Lightmaker Amsterdam

Designer

Lightmaker Amsterdam is a digital services agency specialised in the development of Rich Internet Applications and desktop applications.
Main role was art direction, design, concept and motion. Worked together with several developers on the Flash and Silverlight platform to create websites and applications.
July 2006 - December 2006 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lightmaker Amsterdam

Design Intern

Lightmaker Amsterdam is a digital services agency specialised in the development of Rich Internet Applications and desktop applications.
Main role was art direction, design, concept and motion. Worked together with several developers and freelancers on the Flash platform to create websites, a widget and an online e-learning system.
March 2006 - June 2006 Amsterdam, Netherlands

247 Media Studios

Design Intern

247 is a creative and technical development studio that creates complete Flash or dynamic HTML/CSS websites and layouts or concepts.
Main role was design and motion. Worked together with a developer on several projects and scripted some myself.
September 2005 - January 2006 Baden, Baden, DE

Languages

English (Advanced),
Dutch (Native),