Allow us to introduce:

Cristian
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Motion designer

Cris is a multidisciplinary motion designer with a passion for things sci-fi and hi-tech. Versatile, meticulous and with an eagerness to create pleasing aesthetics, he’s worked on and participated in many projects serving various roles such as mocap cleanup, compositor, creative director, animator and more.

He gets inspired by cool robots, fashion, has an inexplicable love for opossums and is an all-round nerd.

Favorite series

  • Star Trek: Voyager
  • Final Space
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures
  • Erased
  • New Girl
  • Love, Death & Robots

Proud of

The from scratch created music video of Woodie Smalls’ “Too Soft”.

Together with a creative director and traditional animator, I helped storyboard and design the visuals for this music video, along with creating the 3D and taking care of compositing of this project.

My design style

Minimalist maximalism, brightly colored flats, mixed off with glitchy, high-tech looking effects or snappy and intricate, white-on-black UI designs.

Favorite meme

Wish you had made

Evinetta — a short film by Ash Thorp, a huge inspiration to me.

The sheer vibe that drips off this film is amazing to me. It’s gritty, dystopian, but raw and sleek and stylish all at the same time.
I would’ve loved to get my hands on some parts of this project!

Favorite games

  • Metal Gear Solid Series
  • Age of Empires
  • Escape from Tarkov
  • Timesplitters
  • Death Stranding

Opossums

They’re great. I love them.

See the example to the right.

Did you know that opossums are immune to snake venom and rabies?