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Blogger about art, design, film, freebies, gadgets, history, humor, infographics, music, photography, science, technology and video.
Freelance Dutch designer and illustrator, experienced in 3D modeling, 3D printing, animation, cartoons, character design, comics, icon design, illustration, infographics, photography, (3D) pixel art, presentations, product design, retouching, toy design and visualization.
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Born in Brussels, Belgium. Raised in the Netherlands during the 8-bit dawn of the digital revolution, spoon-fed with computer audiovisuals (Atari 2600, Commodore 64, Amiga), roaming the internet since early 1993.
Former designer and graphic artist of commercial games for a range of computers, starting with the Commodore Amiga. Game titles include Hoi, Clockwiser and Moon Child, published worldwide on physical media in the 1990s. Publishers included Thalamus, famous for game hits such as Armalyte, Creatures, Delta, Hawkeye, Quedex and Sanxion.
Co-creator of two VPRO television animation series: Mannetje & Mannetje and Tattletoons. Mannetje & Mannetje footage has been used in media education, workshops and lectures, as one of the very first completely computer-animated television series. Mannetje & Mannetje also earned a place in the Dutch national broadcast museum. Tattletoons won an EMMA television and multimedia award at the yearly MIPTV/MILIA festival in Cannes, 2001.
Co-creator of the first custom-made computer game to appear in a (Dutch) television commercial, for Calve peanut-butter, in 1992. It was also the first Dutch commercial with a length of one minute. After the commercial aired on television, the Calve Peanut-Butter Power Game was played by kids in the popular RTL 4 children's matinee Telekids, where they could win their length in stacked peanut-butter jars.
Cartoonist for the Dutch Nu.nl news website (2006 - 2013).
Illustrator for various printed commercial magazines and newspapers, including Esquire, SQ Magazine, Elsevier weekblad, NRC.next, De Volkskrant and Emerce.
Creator of the Seamour Sheep characters, comics and toys.
Experienced in the concept, design and modeling of 3D-printed products.
Visualizer of photorealistic 3D product impressions.
Animator of infographics, presentations, leaders, intros, flying logos, commercials, banners and more.
Author for www.metinseven.com, a devotedly edited, daily updated blog about art, design, film, freebies, gadgets, history, humor, infographics, music, photography, science, technology and video.
Author of articles and reviews for various commercial publications, including PC-Active magazine, PC Magazine, iPhoneclub.nl and iPadclub.nl.
Creator of artwork ordered by Google's Calfornia head office and hung as a large-sized framed print in a hallway of the Android Building.
Third prize winner at the yearly international Animago computer graphics awards, 2004. 1125 creatives from around 50 countries participated in the competition.