Max Italiaander

Motion Director

London, United Kingdom
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About me

Max is an award-winning motion designer and director. He creates unique content across different applications, including music videos, 360 VR, interactive applications, branded motion graphics and projection mapping. He is currently working as a Senior Video Designer at 59 Productions in London. He has received two Vimeo Staff Picks for projects that he directed and initiated, as well as winning Dutch Grand Prix Animation at the Holland Animation Festival in 2015 and Best Cinematography at Berlin Music Video awards 2014. Max was also a co-founder of Amsterdam based interactive art collective Zesbaans, where they specialise in making artistic interactive installations and VR. During his time there, Max won several awards with Zesbaans including the prestigious IDFA Doclab Award for Digital Storytelling in 2015, as well as a Gouden Kalf Nomination in 2016. Collaboration is an important part of his process, working together with illustrators, photographers, animators and programmers to create unique content.   He is also part of Amsterdam based interactive new media art collective Zesbaans from the beginning in 2007 and took part in many of their projects focusing on installation and VR art. Always with an emphasis on visuals, technology and interactivity.

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  • 3D Computer Animation
  • 3D Computer VFX
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Compositing
  • Music Videos
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Bumpers
  • Promos
  • Creative Direction
  • Motion Design
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Photoshop
  • Vr
  • Video Art
  • Vjing
  • Live Event

Companies I’ve worked with

  • 59 Productions

    59 Productions

    • Arts and Culture
  • Whitecoat Productions

    Whitecoat Productions

    • Film
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      Work history


      Senior Video Designer

      59 Productions

      Aug 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Art and Animation Direction for large scale Theater and Projection mapping productions using cutting edge technology, art and storytelling.




      Jan 2010
      • Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Freelance
      • MAXMANA specialized in making music videos, motion graphics and live visuals, catered to clients needs. Bringing a wide range of experience in combining technical with creative skills to deliver unique content.


      Art Director


      Sep 2007
      • Amsterdam, Netherlands
      • Freelance
      • Zesbaans is a new media collective based in Amsterdam. Projects range from gallery expositions to nightlife installations, with an emphasis on technology and interactivity. Zesbaans, founded in 2007, consists of young designers with backgrounds in digital media design, interaction design, motion graphics, VJ-ing and technology.


      Senior Motion Designer

      Whitecoat Productions

      Mar 2017 - Oct 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Created branded content and animations for companies such as Adidas, Unilever, Universal Music Group and Facebook



      BA(Hons) Digital Media Design

      HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

      Sep 2002 - Sep 2006
      • Hilversum, Netherlands
      • New media art school. Graduated with a Masters diploma in Digital Media Design


      High School Diploma

      Marin Academy

      Sep 1997 - Sep 2000
      • San Rafael, United States



      Vimeo Staff Pick


      • Vimeo Staff Pick November 2016 for La Feline Mescaline - Falco Benz Music video. Vimeo Staff Pick March 2014 for Cityscape - Mike Luck Music video


      Grand Prix Dutch Animation

      Holland Animation Festival

      • Nobody Beats the Drum: Let it Go, Max Italiaander, Levi Jacobs The jury soon reached agreement on the winner: a cheeky music video in which the grainy texture of the image combines beautifully with the music. Raw, clever and with gorgeous colours. Everything accords wonderfully. It’s no punishment whatsoever to watch the film over and over and discover new details at every go. The jury was unanimous about the winner.


      Award for Digital Storytelling


      • For Drawing Room by Jan Rothuizen, Sara Kolster & Zesbaans, 2015.