With the Pictoplasma Festival coming up in May in Berlin, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the best character artists for the year 2017. For those who are unaware of what the Pictoplasma Festival is, it’s basically a conference which takes place each year to showcase the latest trends in character design and art, screenings of the latest animations as well as exhibitions to experience original works.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the best character artists that we have lined up for 2017:
A Tel Aviv based animation director working for Hornet; Eran’s style involves the use of simple geometric shapes which he merges with cinematic flair to create mystical characters. Some of Eran’s works include a haunting opening film which features eclectic unconventional characters for the New York Style Frame conference.
With an impressive clientele behind her, namely Google, Mtc, Nickelodean and Facebook; Kirsten’s work has been featured in museums, at film festivals, magazines as well as online. This LA based animator and director has won top prizes for her work and creates short films.
Expert FVR storyteller, Saschka is one of the founding members for the German Independent Animation Studio ‘Studio Soi’. A former Pixar director he is currently working as a director at Oculus Story Studio.
Known for creating positive women characters in her playful and bright illustrations, Loiuse, going by the name of Miss Lotions, incorporates both analogue and digital techniques in her animations.
A freelance 3D animator and desiger, Jack resides and works between London and Hong Kong. Known for his trademark style of jumbled faces, lumpy shapes and bright colors; Jack has worked with The New York Times, Spotify, Tate and BBC. He creates characters and designs for T-shits, sticker sets as well as music videos.