Olof Storm is a freelance illustrator and Animator from Sweden. His work includes anything from motion graphics and VFX design to illustration and concept art. But today we focus more on his illustration side which he sometimes brings to life through animation.
(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 Sweden originally, now living in London.
3. What’s your main influences?
Good storytelling, science, the outdoor and cosmology. Among many things.
4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
I have been drawing since I was a small kid but started becoming interested in making films when I was a teenager. Me and my brother started making short films and I was very fascinated by the fact that I could apply special effects on my own that looked (to me at that point) decent.
I studied at the university of Hyper Island, where I had a great time. I got to meet a lot of talented people and it also opened my eyes to the possibilities of working in the film and animation business.
I then got an internship at Stinkdigital London which leads to a full-time job. I was there for a few years working on a variety of projects, but eventually left and started freelancing.
5. Where do you see yourself next?
That’s a difficult question. Most paths we have taken in life were nothing to what we thought they would be, therefore its hard to predict where I will be next.
But I would like to work more focused on my personal projects and films.
Most paths we have taken in life were nothing to what we thought they would be…
6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
Keep doing what you think is fun and interesting. Work hard, don’t give up and you will have a good time.
Keep doing what you think is fun and interesting.
7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
I am really bad at making small talk. It leaves me in awkward situations sometimes. There are of course many other things I am terrible at and many things I don’t know anything about. 🙂
8. Tell us 3 things you like
- Being with good friends.
- Travelling and seeing the world.
- Good Music
9. And 3 things you don’t
- Dishonest people.
- Smelly cheese.
10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
Some artist that keeps coming back for me is Bon Iver and Jose Gonzalez.
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