Protoplanet is an award winning studio, specialized in 2D Character Animation, Design and Illustration in the heart of Berlin. By creating and bringing our characters to life, we want to make the world a little friendlier and brighter. Protoplanet is a well-coordinated and organized team of talented animators and designers that understands their craft. Creating, designing and animating 2D films is what we do and we love creating characters, stories and developing ideas with humour and sensitivity.
Design & Illustration
Commercials & Trailers
Meet the Protoplanets
Antje Heyn – Creative Director
Antje studied visual communication at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee with a focus on animation and illustration. Her passion is developing characters and bringing them to life in the Protoplanet Studio. She is also an animation instructor, holding workshops for children and teaching at universities. Antje has an exceptional feeling for timing, movement and expression as well as details and subtleties, which makes her the perfect supervisor. She has a great sense for humanism, which she bestows on her animated creatures
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 dividing his time between working on artistic short films and 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.
Johanna Hochholzer – Artwork & Animation Assistant
Johanna studied fine arts at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with Prof. Leiko Ikemura. While 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. 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 🙂