About Me

Character Animator / 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 films, tv-series and commercials for companies like Studio Rakete, Red Parrot Studios, 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 in Hamburg, Germany, where I live with my family. I’m working freelance remote and on-site.

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 in Hamburg, 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 Rakete
  • Studio Soi
  • Red Parrot Studios
  • Lego
  • Kistler
  • Land Rover
  • Subaru
  • Claas

Skills

  • 3D character & creature animation
  • Motion capture
  • Concept art, storyboards & layout
  • Character development

Additional skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Software

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

Languages

  • German
  • English
  • Russian