Nice to meet you!
I am Michael Jakob
…working in the commercial industry as a Motion Designer for 8 years and counting. Originally from the gorgeous capital of the Black Forest, Freiburg (Germany), I am located in thrilling Beijing (China) these days.
My Motion Design skills and my organised and structured work approach are definitely (still) better than my Mandarin though. 加油!
Over the last 4 years I have been mainly producing state of the art content for premium brands at international car shows. Bringing stories to life and handling data for massive multi LED setups while working under tremendous time pressure are some of the main assets I have been able to contribute with. An appreciated team player with attention to detail, but always with the big picture in mind, I excel in After Effects, conceptional thinking and keeping tens of thousands of files always structured and in order. All of this of course, when I wasn’t driving through the Australian Outback in my ’95 Mitsubishi Pajero.
I also do photography with my Fujifilm XT-2 to train my creative eye. This happens to an extent that even when I am taking a random snapshot with my phone of a parking ticket I got, I am paying attention to the proper framing and composition.
The companies where I was thankfully able to gain my experience over the last decade and more…
- Studio: dondon
- Location: Berlin, Germany
- Role: Motion Designer (Freelancer)
- Time: July 2013 – September 2013
- Projects: Erste Bank und Sparkasse – s Lab (TV Commercial Austria), 3 drei Launch (TV commercial Austria)
During my commercial break I spent most of the time in Australia (2.5 years) travelling across the continent for 35.000km in my ’95 Mitsubishi Pajero. Other than that I had the chance to stand on the rim of an active volcano and travel the Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian Railway via Abakan, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan Ude to Ulaanbaatar. In the Mongolian steppe a dream came true by coincidence when I was able to ride a horse into the Mongolian sunset.
In that period of time I was traveling inThailand, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Russia, Mongolia and China.