Renan Kogut, Designer in Porto, Portugal
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Renan Kogut

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Designer

Location
Porto, Portugal
Toptal Member Since
November 10, 2022

Renan is a senior 2D animator and motion designer with eight years of professional experience. He has worked for animation studios like Boulder Media, Netflix TV series production, Mighty Studios BBC TV series, and MoonBow animated advertisements. Renan also worked on projects like the Steam Community Awards for Valve, one of the world's biggest video games publishers and distributors, and Rocket League Esports social media animations, a well-acclaimed and award-winning video game.

Portfolio

Work Experience

2D Animator and Illustrator

2022 - 2022
ESL Gaming - Rocket League Esports
  • Collected raw streaming materials as inspiration for the project.
  • Created all illustrations and character designs using my visual style.
  • Built story-driven animations for the Rocket League esports social media team.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Toon Boom, Adobe Photoshop, Blender, Motion Design, 2D Animation, Illustration, Character Animation, Visual Design, Video Animation, Videos, Illustrator CC, Motion & Animation Design, Vector Illustration, 2D Graphics, Character Design, Creative Direction

2D Animator

2021 - 2022
Boulder Media
  • Worked on highly complex 2D animation rigs and set up the character alongside background illustrations and camera movements.
  • Provided key poses in preparation for the animation process.
  • Created multiple animations based on client animatics.
Technologies: Toon Boom, 2D Animation, Character Animation, Video Animation, Videos, Motion & Animation Design

2D Animator

2020 - 2021
Mighty
  • Worked with complex 2D rigs and set up the scene with background illustrations and camera movements.
  • Created several visual effects (VFX) animations to appear alongside the animation shots.
  • Developed multiple animations based on client animatics.
Technologies: Toon Boom, Adobe After Effects, 2D Animation, Character Animation, Video Animation, Videos, Motion & Animation Design

2D Animator and Illustrator

2020 - 2020
Valve (Steam)
  • Created ten animations for the new Steam Community Awards, released in 2020.
  • Built the illustrations of five of the ten animations based on client visual guidelines.
  • Composited all animations and delivered them according to client needs.
Technologies: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, 2D Animation, Illustration, Character Animation, Visual Design, Video Animation, Videos, Illustrator CC, Motion & Animation Design, Vector Illustration, 2D Graphics

Motion Designer

2016 - 2019
National Institute of Deaf Education (INES)
  • Received the scripts from clients and storyboarded them individually.
  • Directed the interpreter in the chroma key so they could act as I predicted in the storyboard.
  • Created all 2D and 3D illustrations to put inside the video content.
  • Keyed out the interpreter, so I could have clean alpha footage to work with.
  • Built all 2D and 3D animations to go along with the illustrations.
  • Matched the interpreter acting with the animations and illustrations.
  • Added necessary VFX and composited the final piece to be delivered to the client.
Technologies: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Toon Boom, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Direction, Chroma Keying, Motion Design, Illustration, Character Animation, 3D Design, Visual Design, Motion Graphics, Design, Video Animation, Learning, Videos, 3D, Illustrator CC, Motion & Animation Design, Vector Illustration, 2D Graphics, Infographics, Character Design, Creative Direction

Motion Designer

2016 - 2016
Visorama
  • Created character illustrations based on the client's scripts and visual guide.
  • Created user interface illustrations based on the client's scripts and visual guide.
  • Created animations based on the illustrations and scripts.
Technologies: 2D Animation, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Animation, Motion Design, Motion Graphics, 2D Graphics, Character Design

Motion Designer

2015 - 2015
Cubículo
  • Worked on the feature film documentary that marked the reopening of the panels Guerra e Paz (War and Peace), by Cândido Portinari, at the UN, New York.
  • Helped and assisted in creating the illustration for the project.
  • Created all motion graphics visuals in a fast-paced time-constrained environment.
Technologies: 2D Animation, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Motion Design, Motion Graphics, 2D Graphics, Infographics

Motion Designer and Animator

2014 - 2015
Chapa Estúdio
  • Created custom illustrations based on the client's needs.
  • Designed advertisement animations and motion graphics for companies.
  • Developed user interface (UI) animations for companies.
Technologies: 2D Animation, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Animation, UI Animation, Motion Design, UI Motion, Motion Graphics, 2D Graphics, Infographics
2010 - 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media Design

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013 - 2013

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art, Media, and Technology

Parsons School of Design | The New School - New York, NY, USA

OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT

2D Cutout Animation

Animact (Rio de Janeiro)

Tools

Adobe After Effects, Toon Boom, Adobe Illustrator, Illustrator CC, Adobe Photoshop, Blender, Cinema 4D, Autodesk Maya

Platforms

X (formerly Twitter), YouTube

Other

Motion Design, 2D Animation, Character Animation, Motion Graphics, Animation, Visual Design, Design, Video Animation, Videos, Motion & Animation Design, Vector Illustration, Illustration, Color Theory, Graphic Design, 3D, 2D Graphics, Infographics, Character Design, Creative Direction, 3D Animation, Direction, Chroma Keying, Design Thinking, Theory Design, App UI, App UX, User Experience (UX), Pixel Art, Online Gaming, Gaming Platforms, Social Media, X (formerly Twitter) Marketing, 3D Design, Video Editing, Learning, UI Animation, UI Motion, Character Illustration, Art Direction, Intro Videos, 3D Motion Graphics, Recording, Video Direction, Storyboarding, Higher Education, Educational Videos

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