Niels Hoebers has been selected for the second Next trajectory in 2018, a tailor made talent program initiated by Playgrounds.
Born in 1981 in Horst, a small town in the south of the Netherlands, where he grew-up and later worked as an electrician until 2003.
He started a study at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he graduated in 2010 Cum laude with the stop motion animation Walter, a dialogue with the imagination.
Directly after graduation he started his stop motion animation studio based in Eindhoven where he produces stop motion animated productions from concept to final edit.
Through the years Hoebers collaborated with a lot of Dutch Designers and made animations for several companies, museums and TV.
Niels Hoebers’ work characterizes itself by the wide variety of different materials he uses in his animations. The love and knowledge for these materials and their unique qualities ensure that the animations feel magical real.
The creativity with which he approaches each and every project creates an unique alienation between reality and fiction. The use of the imagination is an essential part to his work. It’s the part that realizes dreams and creates great ideas. Therefore Hoebers thinks we have to play more to free ourselves from worries and responsibilities. Only at that point, everything seems possible again, he thinks this is the essence of creativity and innovation.