About Me

Character Animator / 3D Artist / Graphic Designer

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Maxim Koch

As an Animator I’ve professional education and several years of working experience on a width range of projects. During this time I’d the pleasure to work on tv shows and commercials for companies like Studio Soi, Fuel New Media and Blanx.

I specialize in animating characters, animals and mechanical assets. Beside those areas I’m also well-versed in 3D modeling, storyboarding, character development and illustration. Currently I’m located near Cologne, Germany, where I live with my family. I’m working freelance remote and on-site. But if you need someone for a fulltime job and like what I do – I’m always open for new opportunities!

Over 10 years experience working as an artist.

I’m very passionate about animation, storytelling and expressing ideas visually. But it wasn’t animation from the start. I studied graphic design in Hamburg, Germany, and after that had the opportinity to work for over seven years in-house for companies and advertising agencies in Germany and Australia. I’m well experienced in designing for print and web from concept to final stage, as well as creating motion and 3D content. Beside designing content I’ve coordinated and managed the in-house graphic department for several years.

Working freelance, located near Cologne, Germany.

It is my honest beliefe, combining the different areas of expertise and having a wide variety of skills – make you look at the projects from different angles and as an artist stronger. Being an Animator I enjoy applying the graphic knowledge by creating stronger compositions, interesting shapes for more appealing results. Same goes also the other way by applying 3D, motion and storytelling techniques to graphic design projects.

Thank you so much for your time reading my profile and viewing my work! You want to say hi or need more information don’t hesitate to contact me.

Contact

Clients

Some of the clients / brands I’ve worked for

  • Studio Soi
  • Lego
  • Kistler
  • Land Rover
  • Subaru
  • Claas

Skills

  • 3D character & object animation
  • Concept art, storyboards & animatics
  • Character development
  • Organic & hard surface modeling

Additional skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration & Infographic
  • Web Design, html & css

Software

  • Autodesk Maya
  • Autodesk Softimage
  • Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects)
  • QuarkXPress

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Russian