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Hi, I am Tim Rizzo, freelance designer, animator and teacher. I do animation, concepts, illustrations, storyboards and corporate design for entertainment, advertising, culture and education. I also conduct workshops for illustration, storytelling and animation. Occasionally I explore VR sculpting and animation. I enjoy cooking for friends, bad movies and nerdy stuff in general. To calm down after a busy week I like to play guitar. My all time favorite design topics are typography and 2D animation.

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Tim Rizzo

Diplom-Kommunikationsdesigner (FH)

 

Work

2005 – today
Freelancer Graphic Designer, Art Director and 2D Animator

2019
Seminar Teacher “Storytelling in Animation – Storyboards and Animatics”
University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Media Design / Time-based Media B.A.

2013 – 2019
Seminar Teacher “Animation Basics”
University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Media Design / Time-based Media B.A.

2015 – 2018
Workshop Teacher Gesture Drawing and Stop Motion
University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Media Design / Time-based Media B.A.

2013 – 2018
Assistant Motion Design
University of Applied Sciences, Mainz, Germany

· Head of animation laboratory MotionLab
· Research in cooperation with IMG – Institut für Mediengestaltung
· Research and administration of the Moving Type Archive
· Concept and design for science fair attractions
· Representation at schools and information job fairs
· head manager international workshops
· Animation teacher
· Workshop lecturer
· bachelor project consulting

 

Education

2015
Workshop „The Calligraphic Line“ by Brody Neuenschwander

2014
Workshop „Misbehavior of animated objects: Building machines and robots designed to show misbehavior or unexpected behavior“ by Prof. Hiroshi Ishii (MIT), EnsadLab

2005
Diploma in Communication Design
RheinMain University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden, Germany
Interactive multimedia and experimental motion design

1999
Communication Design Studies
University of Applied Sciences, Wiesbaden, Germany
· Photography
· Graphic design
· Drawing and painting
· Communication theory
· Art history
· Printing techniques
· Typography
· Cartoon illustration
· 2D animation

 

Awards

2017
Winner, Audience Award Media Design Werkschau
Intro and storyboards for the short film „Kalter Hund“ by Norman Eschenfelder
University of Applied Sciences Mainz, Media Design / Time-based Media B.A.

2014
Official Seal, Vordemberge-Gildewart-Initiative
Design und Consulting for the interactive installation “Stimmmaler – Paint With Your Voice”
Concept: Benjamin Böhm, Programming: Julian Hermann, Art Director: Prof. Anja Stöffler, Jochen Huber. A cooperation with IMG Mainz, Germany, UTD Singapore, MIT Media Lab, USA

2014
Winner, Category “Entertainment”
Future Award Communication under the auspices of the german federal ministry for economy and technology
Design und Consulting for the interactive installation “Stimmmaler – Paint With Your Voice”
Concept: Benjamin Böhm, Programming: Julian Hermann, Art Director: Prof. Anja Stöffler, Jochen Huber. A cooperation with IMG Mainz, Germany, UTD Singapore, MIT Media Lab, USA

2012
Senior Member
Procreate – digital painting community

2000
Platinum Award, Agfa Young Creatives Contest
Poster Design “The circus is coming”
in cooperation with Florian Krause Photography

1999
Silver Award, Berliner Type – Corporate Design Award
Layouts and graphics for Mannheimer Versicherungs AG
Design Agency: Hilger & Boie

Skills

Software (Design & Animation): After Effects, Animate (Flash), Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, RoughAnimator, Final Cut Pro X
Software (VR): Tiltbrush, Medium, Blocks, AnimVR
Languages: German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (basic)

Activities: cooking, making music