Artist/ Anya Shapira

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Anya Shapira

Anya Shapira

2D/3D animation / Interactive installations / Graphic design / Fine art

introduction

2D/3D animator with a background in fine art and graphic design and with a strange passion for interactive installations

My curiosity for different types of media and general addiction to a challenge resulted in broad education from fine art to graphic design to computer animation, as well as rich work experience in these areas. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, where I studied art, I moved with my family to Israel where I studied graphic design. I got my Bachelor degree in Information Design at Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. My graduation project - interactive installation - received category price of Europrix Multimedia Awards. After years of working as graphic designer I got Master of Animation at AKV|St.Joost, Breda, The Netherlands. With the years I figured out that animation is what I really love to do. Especially combining it with other types of media in order to achieve maximum engagement of an audience. I can’t help it – I need a challenge, I need to experiment.

What's Happening

Employment

04/01/2006 - 04/16/2007

Studio JOYO

Location:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Employment

04/16/2004 - 04/30/2005

BrandNewDesign

Location:

Weesp, The Netherlands

Employment

09/01/1999 - 11/30/2003

European Design Centre

Location:

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Employment

01/01/2007

Self imployed

awards_experience

Interactive projection system

Where from:

EUROPRIX Top Talent Award

Education / Qualifications

10/01/1992 - 06/10/1995

'Goren' graphic design college

Qualification:

Graphic designer

Location:

Israel

Education / Qualifications

01/08/1998 - 05/30/1999

Media-GN, centre for emergent media

Qualification:

Postgraduate course in communication technology, specialization in Time Based Media and Interactive Multimedia

Location:

Groningen, The Netherlands

Education / Qualifications

09/01/2010 - 08/31/2011

AKV|St. Joost

Qualification:

Master of Animation

Location:

Breda, The Netherlands

Graduation project and thesys - 'Animation in the context of interactive installation'. This interactive installation uses viewer’s body movements as an input to affect an animation flow on screen. It combines the use of two different disciplines – interactivity and animation. This installation demonstrates that both disciplines can benefit from this integration. Interactivity can use certain qualities of animation to make content more appealing and interaction more interesting. The interactivity, on the other hand, helps the animation to turn passive viewer into an active participant, thus the old principles of animation take a new form.

Education / Qualifications

01/01/2003 - 11/30/2003

Design Academy Eindhoven

Qualification:

Information Design

Location:

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Graduation project: 'Interactive Projection System' – is a system with gesture-based interface that enables users to manipulate virtual environments in a natural and intuitive way, through simple body movements.

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Work Availability

Available for

Part-Time, Freelance, Commission / One-off