Sykosan is a London-based 2D animation filmmaker with expertise covering all stages of the animation process including writing and editing, film directing, character design, background and assets design, 2D effects and compositing. His unique style is a modern blend of western and Japanese influences, while his work also shows a strong ability to match a large variety of animation styles.
Throughout his career, Sykosan has animated for all kinds of media such as advertising, feature films, video games and music videos for diverse clients such as Katy Perry, the BBC, Netflix, Adobe MTV, Samsung, Sony, Adidas, Gucci, and many more.
Sykosan has always been interested in sharing his knowledge and skills through social media and tutorials. Today, at CG Spectrum, Sykosan connects directly with his students like nowhere else.
Credits include Love, Death & Robots, Cry About it Later (Katy Perry music video), and Teppen, to name a few.
I graduated as an architect before deciding that I wanted to try animation. I had created a short animation with a friend during my spare time and then enrolled for a 2-year course in animation film making at La Poudrière in France.
I worked in France for an animation studio as a cleanup artist before shortly moving to London where there were more opportunities. I worked for a while for a TV channel doing mainly basic 3D animations and some programming.
After a few years I decided to go freelance. It gave me more freedom to work for various studios and work on many different projects. I also decided at some point that I would leave 3D aside and become a 2D animator only. I have been a freelancer for many years now and I am happy with this lifestyle.
Always build up your portfolio throughout the years. We always improve and learn new things. It’s worth spending a bit of time creating some personal content to push ourselves and also show the world what we really want to do.