Protoplanet is an award winning, specialized in 2D Character Animation, Design and Illustration in the heart of Berlin. By creating and bringing our own characters to life, we would like to make the world a little friendlier and brighter. We create and animate commercials, explanatory and image films, animation short films & amp; series, music videos, apps, games, animated greeting cards, etc. We love convincing, getting to the heart design, as well as the unexpected and thinking outside the box.
Products, brands and services can be brought into focus more effectively with convincing design and skillful animation conveying information more effectively. Animation combines design, illustration, music, storytelling and drama to create a unique form of expression that appeals to the heart visually, audibly and emotionally. To skillfully combine these trades, a talented and dedicated team is needed, who understands his craft and translates the ideas and wishes of the customers into moving pictures with heart, mind and wit.
We look forward to exciting project inquiries!
And they are the Protoplanets:
Antje Heyn – Creative Director
Antje is a creative director and producer as well as founder of Protoplanet Studio. She studied visual communication at University of Art Berlin-Weissensee with main focus on animation and illustration. Besides setting her heart on creating characters and bringing them to life, she conducts workshops for kids and teaches animation at art academies. Antje possesses a keen eye for detail and subtleties – which makes her an incorruptible supervisor – and a deeply felt humanism stretching right into the world of her creations.CV
Alexander Isert – Head of Animation & Script Artist
Alexander is a 2D animator and animation director. Having learnt his craft at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, he’s been sharing his time since between working on artistic short films as well as doing commissioned work for various clients; ranging from public broadcasters to independent animation studios and NGOs. His sense for animation is as soulful as it is down-to-earth, paired with the will to experiment and go through it all.
Johanna Hochholzer – Artwork & Animation Assistant
Johanna studied fine arts at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with Prof. Leiko Ikemura. Besides working as a visual artist and painter in her own right, she’s kept busy supporting Protoplanet Studio as an animation assistant and clean up artist. Regarding the latter she’s got the patience of a saint. And whenever we face story or narrative issues, she brings in just the right intuition and gut feeling.
Danilo Grimm – Administrator & Production Assistant
Danilo – sometimes called “Fix-it-Nilo” – studied Economics at Freie Universität Berlin. He’s mainly responsible for technical tasks such as DCP creation, post-production and rendering. He also takes care of the protoplanet website – with him being a web analyst by profession coming in just handy. To sum it up, he does all the things nobody else wants to do 🙂