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profile

Artist, Illustrator, Animation director/designer, and animator on feature film projects, commercials, and title sequences. Traditional animation background, 20 + years experience in Europe and the United States. Owner of Studio Graenitz & NoisiBoi, partner in Pickle House USA. Clients include DreamWorks, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Disney, and more.

 

commercial work

2016 to present

Taco Bell – QuesalupaTwo Fresh Creative | Ad – design/animation

Münchner Museen |Sonnervallée | Ad – design/animation 

Sidibe-Place for you and I | Moxie Joe | Music Video – animation

Northwell Health | EightVFX MJZ | Ad – animation 

Caribbean Gourmet | T-shirt -design/illustration/printing 

GIL-SP – Dreamcatcher | CAMIX | Album Cover – design/final art 

GIL-SP – One On One | CAMIX | Album Cover – design/final art 

GIL-SP – Radical | CAMIX | Music Video – design/animation 

Hyper X | Brand New Scholl | Ad – animation

Claro | Pickle House | Ad – animation

Nutcracker | Pickle House | Ad – animatic

Apple – Celebrate Creativity | Psyop | In-store Display/Ad campaign  – design/animation

Botox – Take a Stand | Psyop | Ad – animation

Welfy Q. Deederhoth | Laster Media | Book Cover – design/illustrations

Fanta Remix – Mike Will | Moxie Joe | Ad – animation

Super School Project | Los York | Ad – design/animation

Intuit – Grasshopper Blue Green | Response Shop | Ad – animation

Dylan Gardner – Sign Language | Warner Brothers | Album Cover – design/final art

Nick CCI | HouseSpecial | Ad – animation

DOTA 2 | HouseSpecial | Ad – animation

Xbox – Recore | Psyop | Ad – design/animation

Oreo – French Bread | Psyop | Ad – design/animation

First Friends | FristSecond, Macmillan Books | Graphic Novel – color design

Oculus Rift – Kismet | Psyop | VR Experience – animation

          2015 & beyond

FX – Simpsons | Royale | Ad – animation

Oreo – Wonder | Psyop | Ad – design/animation

CVS Pharmacy | Standard Time LA | Ad – animation

Cupa Engage | Integrated Worldwide | Online Game – design/concept/animation

Erasmus Twiddle | Laster Media | Book – cover design/illustrations

Google | Royale | Ad – animation

Egoli Tossel | Animated Logo ID – design/concept/animation

Faith No More – Sunny Side Up | Ipecac Records |  Music Video Pitch – co-director/storyboard

Suntory Water | Acme Filmworks | Ad – animation

Sprite | Pickle House | End tag – design/animation

Toyota | Royale | Ad – animation

 


 

movie work

2016 to Present

The Find | Anvl Entertainment | concept/development: Horror Movie

Rugrats | Paramount Pictures | animation: game

Smallfoot | Warner Brothers Animation | animation: musical sequence, game

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul | 20th Century Fox | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences, opening, and end credits, game sections

Shiverstone Castle | TMG | animation/design/storyboard:  opening sequence, end title sequence

2015 & beyond

The Lego Ninjago Movie | Warner Brothers Animation | storyboard: “Ninjago Chicken” short

Kidnap | Di Bonaventura Pictures | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences 

Full In | Storyboard/poster design

Kirby Buckets | Disney XD | directing/design/storyboard: intro sequence, animated sequences

Torrente 5 | Antena 3 Films | animation: animated sequence

The Boxtrolls | Laika Entertainment | animation: end title sequence

The Process | Mayrae Productions | animation: title  

300 Worte Deutsch | ZDF/Arte | animation/design: title sequence

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days | 20th Century Fox | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences, opening, and end credits    

Woman in Love | Universal Pictures International | animation/design: title sequence

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules | 20th Century Fox | directing/design/storyboard: animated sequences, opening, and end credits 

Neighbors from Hell | DreamWorks Animation | animation: 6 episodes

Astro Boy | Imagi Animation Studios | animation: “Our Friends The Robots”

Hands off Mississippi | Boje Buck Produktion | animation/design: title sequence

Simon Bloom | Walden Media | storyboard

Sunday Pants | Cartoon Network | animation: segment “The Topside Rag”

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle | Jersey Films | visual development/storyboard

Catwoman | Warner Brothers | visual development/storyboard 

Down with Love | Fox 2000 Pictures | animation: title sequence

The Road to El Dorado | DreamWorks Animation | animator: “Chief”

The Prince of Egypt | DreamWorks Animation | animator: “Moses”

Balto | Amblin, Universal Pictures | animator: “Jenna”

We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story | Amblin, Universal Pictures | animator

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West | Amblin, Universal Pictures | animator

         

 

     education 

FOS School of Graphic and Communication Design, Munich, Germany – Bachelor Diploma 1986 

IFOG Academy of Design and Illustration, Munich, Germany – 1987

       skills  

Directing, 2-D animation, storyboarding, drawing, illustration, Photoshop, After Effects, Adobe Animate, silkscreen printing, bilingual (German-English)