Friday, 30 November 2012


Painted in Photoshop.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Dela commercial

Last summer, when I was still an intern at Design is Dead, I got the chance to work on an animation commercial for a new concept by insurance company Dela: Safe in Heaven. This is sort of a ‘virtual testament’, an online safe to store personal documents and passwords for social media and other online accounts, where your family can retrieve them in case something happens to you.
We used a stop motion technique, quite similar to the one of the animation shorts for ‘Iedereen Beroemd’. I got to draw the storyboard, and then I designed and made everything, starting with the big cardboard safe.
For me, this was a great opportunity! I had never worked on a commercial before, and got a lot of freedom during the design process.

Here’s a part of the storyboard:

And I hope you like the result!

Script: Dela
Storyboard & design: Mirjam Plettinx
Animation & sound: Jasper Van Gestel
Post-production: Wes Nijssen
Voice (NL): Pieter Embrechts

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Paper animations: Het Laatste Woord door Jasper

It’s been a while since I posted work on my blog. But the last few months I’ve been very busy with my first real job! I worked at Design is Dead, a creative agency in Antwerp, on a series of cutout animation shorts created by Jasper van Gestel. Every episode Jasper gives his own original view on an idea, a trend, or something that has caught his eye. My job was to design and produce the characters, props and every other visual element needed. Such fun! :)
Our animations are shown every monday at the end of ‘Iedereen Beroemd’, a TV show on ‘Eén’ (channel 1 on Belgian national television). Which is exciting, because it means our work gets to be watched by at least one million viewers per episode!

This one was the very first to air on TV (it’s about hipsters).

You can watch the rest of our paper animations on Jasper’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.