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ABOUT

WELCOME TO VISIONS OF AKIRA  //  VOA     

I'm a freelance motion designer and illustrator living and working in Berlin , Germany.

I studied  communication design and quickly found my way into digital animation as well as editing and  post production. I graduated at BTK School of Technological Arts Berlin now known as University of Applied Sciences Europe and received my diploma in communication design. During my education studied intensely the many layers of design which reached from 2D/3D animation, editorial design, graphic design, to concept and storyboarding. I consider myself passionate and each new project as an opportunity to learn and move forward.

My illustration style is a combination of traditional and unorthodox painting techniques as well as more structured approaches while working on concept designs and storyboards.  focusing on one tool but rather using anything between pencil, ink and copic marker and paint gives me the freedom to approach my ideas as they come. For digital work my go to illustration tool is the the. WacomPro. My work falls somewhere between comic and pseudo realism. An ability to employ various media and complex methods provides varied and original compositions. I pride myself on passionate professionalism and insisting on being a consummate perfectionist.

skillset

 After Effects  Cinema4D  Photoshop  Indesign  Illustrator  Lightroom

MOTION GRAPHICS

TEASERS | EDITING | 2D / 3D ANIMATION | VFX

 
 

SHORT ANIMATIONS 

CREATED FOR INSTAGRAM

 

COMMERCIAL WORK

PROMOS | LOGO ANIMATION | TEASERS

 
 

ILLUSTRATION

CONCEPT ART | CHARACTER DESIGN | SKETCHBOOK  COLLECTION

 

CONCEPT

AND

COMIC

FIRST CONCEPTS AND CHARACTER SKETCHES FOR THE COMIC BOOK SERIES

 

FRAGMENTIA.

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE AMAZING FARIS ARMSTRONG.

THE FIRST BOOK CALLED 'MEMORIES' WILL APPEAR AS THE FIRST OUT OF SEVERAL SEPARATE STORIES LIVING IN THEIR OWN UNIVERSE. 
 

STORY / SCIPT / CO-STORYBOARDING / COMIC LAYOUTING AND DEVELOPMENT 

FARIS ARMSTRONG  aka  ERIC VOLTA

CONCEPT ART / CHARACTER DESIGN / STORYBOARD / LINE WORK AND RENDERING / DIGITAL POST PRODUCTION

DENNIS GRUNOW  aka  AKIRA

 

PEN

AND

PAPER

AND INK OF COURSE. THESE ARE SOME OF MY OLDER DRAWINGS BUT I THOUGHT I'D SHARE ANYWAY SINCE I'M WORKING ON OUR GRAPHIC NOVEL AND THEY WILL BE REPLACED AT ONE POINT WITH NEW WORKS. 

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DIGITAL

ILLUSTRATIONS COLLAGES  

 

CONTACT

PHOTOGRAPHER

MISCHHOLZ

FILMPRODUKTION

InterActive

Systems

Berlin

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DESIGN

DENNIS GRUNOW

BERLIN

2020

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