SØREN ROSENKRANDS-DANIELSEN GIVES HEARTFELT & ANIMATED THANK YOU
Copenhagen-based WNW Member Søren Rosenkrands-Danielsen used some skills he honed at his Nice&Serious internship to extend the London-based studio a heartfelt and animated "thank you" for the experience.
In our interview below, Søren tells us, "It can be a bit scary to move to a new country without knowing anyone, but they made me feel very welcome right from the beginning. And they were always great at giving each other gifts and celebrating each other."
If you're in need of an animator, wherever your company is based, Søren's ready to pack his bags. "I have a few freelance projects coming up, but I’m starting to get an itch to move to another country and find a cool animation job!"
Tell us a little bit about your creative background. Who is Søren and how did he get here?
Hej! I grew up with a bunch of sisters who were very much into fashion, so I picked up on that and thought I was going to be a fashion designer. Then I ended up mostly doing graphic t-shirts and that led to getting a degree in graphic design. At school, I tried After Effects and was hooked, so I moved to Sweden for a year to study motion creative at Hyper Island.
How would you describe your creative style? Do you recognize a signature style that links all of your projects, or do you try to excuse yourself and approach each project as its own entity?
I didn’t think I had a style before my friend told me that I always do “fun bright colors and a mix of 2d and 3d elements”. And looking through my dribbble account, I’d have to agree with him!
What was it like interning at Nice&Serious in London? How did you wind up there? How long was your stay?
I made a video searching for an internship and they reached out to me. It’s a great place because of the people who work there. They are all really friendly and believe in what they do.
What was it about the experience that inspired such a heartfelt and animated “thank you”?
Well, it can be a bit scary to move to a new country without knowing anyone, but they made me feel very welcome right from the beginning. And they were always great at giving each other gifts and celebrating each other :)
What makes Nice&Serious a special place to work? What are your biggest takeaways?
The people. I learned a lot from the animators there (Luke, Guillaume and Max). I think my biggest takeaway was to remember to have fun at work (the football table helps with that a lot!)
Which of the projects in your portfolio are you proudest of and why?
The video searching for, and the video thanking for the internship have been the two projects I’ve had the most fun with. I did many experiments and learned a ton from making them.
What are some of the motion design tools/lessons you picked up at Hyper Island?
We had great animators come by the school to do workshops with us. However, the best lesson I learned was that it’s just as important how you function as a team as the quality of the work you put out.
What’s the creative scene like in Copenhagen?
I’ve mostly been freelancing with ad agencies here in Copenhagen – we don't have a lot of animation studios here, which is something I miss!
What’s next for you? What are you working on now?
I have a few freelance projects coming up, but I’m starting to get an itch to move to another country and find a cool animation job!
What do you do when Not Working?
I like 3D printing gifts for people, and I’m also trying to make a VR experience with a friend of mine. But when I’m not at the computer, I love baking.
Anything else you’d like to add?
If you work at a cool company that needs another animator, hit me up at www.soren.works ! 🤙