Founded in 2007 and based in Utrecht, Job, Joris & Marieke studio has slowly but very steadily engaged in the mission of conquering as many as different formats as possible while enchanting audiences worldwide. Their projects vary from short films, music videos, commissioned works, and more recently, even tackled creating and publishing children books. Their short films have been screened at various film festivals all around the world gathering a series of prizes. In 2015 their short animation A Single Life got nominated for an Academy Award.
Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw met during their study at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Although none of them studied animation, Job doing graphic design and Joris and Marieke: product design, they discovered a common passion for telling stories. So animation turned out to be the best medium for them, being the perfect combination of storytelling and designing.
Every time they start a project, they always work together on the concept and the design. When they decide which technique to use, they divide the work. It’s an organic process in which they all have a share.
Roughly speaking; Joris and Marieke work on the animation and storytelling and Job works on the illustrations and music. He even has a musical project on the side called Happy Camper for which the trio also developed several music videos and even an illustrated companion book.
Some of the projects they are best known (and loved) for are Ik neem je mee music video for Gers Pardoel – one of the most watched Dutch music video, A Single and A Double Life animated shorts, (Otto), The Tumblies children’s series and the KLIK! Amsterdam 2014 festival leader. Their short Kop Op was also an International Emmy Award Winner in 2018. In 2022 they created a solo exhibition for Kunsthal Rotterdam.