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Andrei Sopon

2D animator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAnimator - Concept Artist - Character Animator

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About me

Andrei Sopon is a freelance multidisciplinary 2D illustrator and digital animator with over 15 years of professional experience in the field of digital artwork and film-making. Engaged in an array of high profile projects from digital education to gaming. Holder of multiple international awards in illustration and creator of a series of short animated films screened at several UK and international animation festivals. Graduated with distinction both in design and animation.

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Skills

  • Matte Painting
  • Advertising
  • Character Developer
  • Animation
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • 2D Animation
  • Portrait Drawing
  • Environment Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • Event Graphics
  • Graphic Design Illustrator
  • Concept Artist
  • Cinema 4D
  • Character Animation

Work history

Currently

2D Animator

Freelance Animator

Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Experienced in covering the whole animation process from script writing and storyboarding, to character design and animation. Specialised in character animation, with strong illustration skills. Easily adaptable to different creative styles and media.

Currently

Illustrator

Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Dec 2000
  • Freelance
  • I have worked as a professional cartoonist from the age of 15 after gaining notoriety as an illustrator at several national and international caricature competitions and festivals. My work includes commissions for private individuals and companies providing portraits, caricatures, graphic works, poster design, web design, and mural paintings for venues. Designed promotional campaigns for various businesses ranging from art institutions, art and music festivals, and creative venues, to magazines, hotels, and travel agencies. Illustrated over 20 book covers for various Romanian writers and publishers.

2016

3D Visualiser

MET Studio Design

Oct 2016 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Contracted to direct and produce 3D visualisation projects for the studio to present their experiential designs to their international clients; content was created using Cinema 4D, After Effects, and Photoshop

2016

Lead Animator

Reset (Short Film)

Apr 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-directed, designed and animated a series of 5 sequences that are part of an upcoming live action short film ‘Reset’

2017

Lead Animator

Studio BXR

Jan 2016 - Jan 2017
  • Freelance
  • Commissioned to produce the foreground character animations for an upcoming anime web series ‘Grimoire’

2016

Character Animator

Pebble Studios

Nov 2015 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Contracted to design and animate characters for Sony’s internal presentation videos and a series of TV adverts for The Times (combining live action with animation)

2015

Animation Storyboard Artist

Andersen M Studio

Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Created the storyboard and illustration for the commercial treatment of the award winning Clipper Tea TV commercial ‘Naturally Colourful’

2015

Game Designer

COLE

Feb 2014 - Nov 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Developed a series of character animations Illustrated game’s cut scenes Animated promotional material for the game’s crowd funding campaign

2012

Animator

Beakus Studios

Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Cleaned and masked 2D characters for the film ‘The Hungry Corpse’ (2013) in After Effects Official Selection: Limelight Awards 2014 – Winner: Best Animation Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2013 Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2013 Palm Springs International ShortFest 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

2013

Lead Animator

Voodoo Magic Ltd

Oct 2012 - Dec 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Directed a series of animated sequences for the feature film, single-handedly covering all aspects of development from storyboarding to character design and animation

2012

Flash Animator

Bold Creative

Mar 2012 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Worked in-house on designing characters and backgrounds and developing a series of Flash animations for The British Heart Foundation’s ‘Artie Beat’ children’s animated series; content was created using Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash

2010

Illustrator

Various

Oct 2005 - Aug 2010
  • Timișoara, Romania
  • Freelance
  • Designed promotional campaigns for local and national businesses ranging from art institutions, art and music festivals, and universities, to venues, hotels, and travel agencies Worked on commissions for private individuals and companies providing portraits, caricatures, web design, graphic works, poster design, and mural paintings for venues Conceived and illustrated the newspapers’ daily editorial cartoons for Fruncea Newspaper and Evenimentul Zilei from 2008 to 2010

Education

2012

Animation and Film

London Metropolitan University

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Master's Degree (Distinction) in Digital Film and Animation

2008

Graphics

Faculty of Arts West University of Timisoara

Sep 2004 - Jul 2008
  • Timișoara, Romania
  • BA (Hons) in art, graphics, and illustration