Department of Design Teaching Staff

Prof. Christian Retzlaff

Professor Campus Berlin

 

B.A. Gamedesign und Interaktive Medien

 

c.retzlaff[at]hmkw.de

Teaching

  • Concept Art
  • Interactive & Visual Storytelling
  • Basics Game Development

Research- and Teaching Focus

  • Game Art and Design

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2002–2007  Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Animation program, Degree: Diplom-Animator
2006 Exchange Student The Animation Workshop/ VIA University College (TAW) , Denmark
2000–2002  Bauhaus University Weimar, Course of Study: Visual Communication

 

Work Experience

since 2021

 HMKW University of Media, Communication and Economics, Berlin: Professor of Game Art and Design
since 2017 Managing Director Game Art Brain - Creation & Consulting GmbH, Berlin
2019-2020 Art Director Lumen Games, Brazil, Remote
2019-2021 2d Head of Department S4G School for Games, Berlin
2018 

Art Director Smilegate Europe GmbH, Berlin

2017-2018 Senior Consulting Artist Nosy Jones Pty Ltd., Australia, Remote
2014-2016 

Senior Art Director Aeria Games GmbH, Berlin

2013-2014 

Lecturer for Digital Illustrations at UE (University of Europe for Applied Sciences), Berlin

2013-2014 

Art Director with Stenarts Ltd., Berlin

2013 2D Character Animator Sandnes Media AS, Norway, Remote
2012 

Storyboard Artist Scopas Medien AG, Berlin

2012 2D Character Animator Studio Rakete GmbH, Hamburg
2011 

2D Character Animator Schesch Filmkreation GmbH &Co. KG, Berlin

2010-2011 

2D Character Animator Studio 352, Luxemburg

2010 

2D Character Animator Studio ACCIO, Spain

2009 

Character Designer Stenarts Ltd., Berlin

2007- 2009 

2D Character Animator Django Films, Scotland

2006 

2D Character Animator  MotionWorks GmbH, Halle

2005-2006 

Character Designer Stenarts Ltd., Berlin

 1996-2004 

Freelance illustrator Berliner Morgenpost, Berlin

Memberships

game - Association of the German Games Industry e.V.

Publications

Menschliches Charakterdesign im Animationsfilm: Der menschliche Körper und seine Umsetzung im Designprozess, VDM Verlag, 2011.