My name is Nick Lievendag and I’m a Creative Entrepreneur and Motion Designer who lives and works in the wonderful city of Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Recently I co-founded Captain Motion, a new Creative Studio that focusses on creating Animated Visuals for Brands & Events. For example, we create Leader Packs for Conferences like TEDx:
On top of Concept & Creation, we also utilize our combined experience with clients across different industries to offer a Consultancy service to help businesses discover the marketing power of Animated Visuals.
After my Master of Arts graduation in 2007 I started doing Motion Design Work under the name Frame Fridge. Over the years, my Freelance business transformed into a Studio and my focus changed from the TV industry to creating motion design concepts for businesses and events.
In 2010 I moved my Studio from Amsterdam to Haarlem and developed Explainimate which has become the brand name for our Explainer Videos. Entering the explanimation business came by coincidence after the Book Trailer I created for This is Service Design Thinking turned out as an explainer for the term Service Design and became very popular on YouTube and Vimeo with close to 70.000 views.
Since then we created over 50 Explainer Animations for a great variety of national and international clients.
I try to avoid getting digitized completely by collecting vintage Cameras and experimenting with Film Photography.
Recently I started orientating into buying a 3D printer to get my 3D artwork off the screen.
I’m also a big fan of Creative Business Books like Making Ideas Happen, Re-work & Linchpinand would like to end this bio with a quote by Seth Godin that inspires me to do what I do every day:
"When you set down the path to create art, whatever sort of art it is, understand that the path is neither short not easy. That means you must determine if the route is worth the effort. If it’s not, dream bigger."
Feel free to ask me anything through Tumblr or contact me through E-mail or Twitter