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.Locked Pro Plan feature
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.
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.
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
Co-directed, designed and animated a series of 5 sequences that are part of an upcoming live action short film ‘Reset’
Commissioned to produce the foreground character animations for an upcoming anime web series ‘Grimoire’
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)
Created the storyboard and illustration for the commercial treatment of the award winning Clipper Tea TV commercial ‘Naturally Colourful’
Developed a series of character animations Illustrated game’s cut scenes Animated promotional material for the game’s crowd funding campaign
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
Directed a series of animated sequences for the feature film, single-handedly covering all aspects of development from storyboarding to character design and animation
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
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
Master's Degree (Distinction) in Digital Film and Animation
BA (Hons) in art, graphics, and illustration