Marcel Piekarski is a motion designer from Poland, currently living in London. Having started with an architecture degree he soon realised his love for animation and has worked for studios such as Mainframe, DBLG and FutureDeluxe.
(All artists have to answer the same 10 questions.)
1. First and Last Name
2. Where are you from? And where are you currently living?
I am from Warsaw, Poland. I have been living in London for the last 6 years.
3. What’s your main influences?
Architecture, furniture design, typography.
4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
I finished an architecture degree in Warsaw. During uni I enjoyed graphic design the most and drawing classes, I started doing simple animation in my free time and I knew then that it was the industry I’d like to end up working in.
I decided to move to London to do a visual effects course ( big thanks here to my brother- without whom it would have been impossible) which I hoped would help land me my first job. After the course, I was lucky to get a freelance contract in a small studio as a 3d generalist. For a while, after I was freelancing/ interning in different studios in London. Having built up some experience I decided to switch from Maya to C4D in order to find more motion design jobs – where I thought I would be most happy.
Eventually I was lucky enough to get fulltime jobs at Mainframe, DBLG, and FutureDeluxe.
5. Where do you see yourself next?
I started freelancing just a few months ago, so that’s my “next” thing at the moment.
I would like to be able to work with great people on interesting projects here in London.
I would like to be able to work with great people.
6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
I would say, to continue the hard work. The industry is changing constantly and we need be able to be up to date with new software and to create original designs.
The industry is changing constantly and we need be able to be up to date…
7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
Having beach holidays and speaking in front of the people.
8. Tell us 3 things you like
- Good Food
- Good tv shows
9. And 3 things you don’t
- Wasting time
- Getting stressed
- Loud people
10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
Joey bada$$, Mac Miller, Migos …
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