behind the scenes

  • Work in progress

    Here is a little work in progress snapshot of one of my current projects. It reminds me of the spirograph shapes, which I was drawing as a child.

  • Wooden Crystals

    I’ve spent a little time in my dads carpentry workshop. The result is not entirely satisfactory, but it has been fun nevertheless.

  • Featured Showreel

    Recently, Computer Arts Magazine has featured my showreel and asked me a few questions about it:

    “I aimed to present a wide range of my work in the shortest amount of time possible,” explains Germany-based motion graphic designer and art director Florian Bartl. “I like to toy around and have a go with new styles, techniques and combinations.” Clocking in at just under 1:30, Bartl’s showreel is an explosion of geometric animals, title sequences and illustrated delights that expertly show off his motion design skills. “I really like the intro and its playful character,” he continues. “Yet, every project has its very own special value to me; they’re all a result of passion, sweat and gallons of espresso.”

    Having created title sequences for a number of conferences, Bartl has been able to make each one unique yet inspiring with his own flair, as shown throughout the reel. “The challenge with putting this showreel together was combining two apparent opposites,” he says. “On the one hand, you have to be very strict to be able to reduce an entire project to a few essential seconds. On the other hand, you have to broaden your mind to find the common denominator for a bunch of very different projects and arrange them to become one homogenous reel.”

  • The hills have eyes

    My friends and I had a creepy time in the hills of Fuerteventura. Sand, boulders and scrub as far as the eye can see. For me, this barren desert landscape was truly inspiring.

  • Let’s go play!

    Over the last few months, I have been quite busy doing a lot of interesting jobs and projects. Nevertheless, I put together a brand new selection of my favorite professional and personal work. After all, what’s spare time for if not for doing what you enjoy. Passion, sweat and gallons of espresso… Finally, here’s my latest motion graphics reel.

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