About me

Summary

Hello and welcome to my online portfolio! My name is Jakob Witt and I'm a 3D Digital Artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. On this site you will find a selection of my artwork including commissioned work, as well as some of my personal projects. I appreciate feedback and I love to learn - so please don't hold back if you have a question, if you feel like commenting on some of my work, or if you have an idea or a project that you would like to discuss.

Background

I was born in 1988 in Copenhagen, in a small free town called Christiania, and here I have lived ever since. I spent 12 years at a Waldorf school called Vidar Skolen, located in Gentofte - an outer district of Copenhagen. 12 years of school in a row felt like a lot, so I decided to take a couple of years off the bench, and got to work both as a piccolo for the danish designer Ivan Grundahl, and as a waiter at the danish Restaurant Zeleste.

 

Around 2006 I got inspired by good friend of mine who had just started doing 3D computer graphics as a hobby. I think the fact that you can create almost everything in 3D that you can possibly think of, got me hooked. In 2009 I decided to start my education as a 3D Digital Artist/3D Game Artist at Truemax Academy in Vanløse, Copenhagen. In order to qualify for their 3 year long program, I had to pass a 14 week introduction course to 3D, called 3D Fundamentals. This was pretty easily done, but more importantly: I convinced myself that I loved it and I was eager to learn some more.

 

In September 2012 I finished my final exam at Truemax Academy with 12(A) as the final given grade. As a newly graduated 3D Artist I felt ready to conquer the world.

 

My first real job came as a natural extension of my internship at the danish animation studio Nice Ninja. I was ecstatic about my new job, and as a new animator I felt very privileged to be working with and learn from some of the greatest animators in Denmark. During my 22 weeks as an intern I joined the production team on the Danish animated feature film Marco Macaco. Even though I wasn't part of production from the start of the project, it felt amazing to help lay down the last pieces of the puzzle. I was thrilled and honored when I was called upon the stage with the rest of the team, at the galla premiere in the Imperial Cinema in october 2012.

Personality and motivation

I'm a creative person. I love to bring ideas to life and my goal at this point is to get a great amount of experience in the game- and animated feature film industry. I love to try many different things, and for the same reason I would probably call myself a 3D generalist. However, I have a strong feeling that modelling, animation, and lighting will be my main future competencies. But as I see it, one subject shouldn't exclude the other. Therefore I have also experimented a little bit with rigging and compositing as well as digital sculpting. With a fresh degree in hand, I now feel ready to turn my theoretical knowledge into practical experience.

 

I can work independently, but I'm also not afraid to seek help from the more experienced. I am open to others ideas and opinions and I'll listen to any critique that can help me improve. I am ambitious, teachable and organized and through my own experience I have learned to make use of polygons where they benefit the most.

 

When the day is over I feel better about myself if I've learned something new. I therefore seek stimulating environments, where new tasks and great people can keep me going. As a person I am a responsible, trustworthy, and committed team player. In a production environment I give myself 100 percent because the last thing I want to do is to let down my teammates. I am sympathetic and I feel better about myself when people around me are comfortable and happy - therefore I love to make people laugh, and I really appreciate good humor.

 

As a 3D artist, it is quite normal to sit down most of the day. Consequently, my physical spare time activities are very important to me. I run, swim and exercise, and have also been doing Muay Thai (Thaiboxing) for some years. I play a little guitar once in a while and I love to chat and hang out with my friends. I love snowboarding and I try to go every year!

As airport responsible for Nortlander Skitours in Austria, I was in Innsbruck airport quite alot during the winter 2015/2016.
I absolutely love snowboarding and I try to go every year! (Sälen, Sweden 2008).
In the middle of my friends and colleagues at Nortlander Skitours guide course (Montgenèvre, France 2014).
I am captain for Team Kræftspring! Every year we run to gather money for charity at Stafet For Livet in Copenhagen (The Danish Cancer Society).
Enjoying nature in the homeland of my father (Norway 2013).
As airport responsible for Nortlander Skitours in Austria, I was in Innsbruck airport quite alot during the winter 2015/2016.
Pier 39 (San Francisco 2013).
Saying hello to this little fellow at Industrial Light & Magic (San Francisco 2013).
I was thrilled to hug the original Coraline after a great speech at the FMX Conference (Stuttgart 2012).
Oh, the force was strong when I first entered the lobby at Industrial Light & Magic (San Francisco 2013).
Having a good time as skiguide for Nortlander Skitours! (Ischgl, Austria 2014/2015).
Les Isambres (South France 2009).

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