Sophie Kaars Sijpesteijn

Personal Profile

Animator from the Netherlands, with a background in music and animation. Fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and French. Eager to gain experience in experimenting with new possibilities of motion graphics, CGI, and interactive media.

Personal Details

Date of birth: 2nd June, 1987
Nationality: Dutch

Work Experience

Animator and motion graphics designer at Bureau Beeldtaal Filmmakers, April 2017 – present

Internship at, 01 September 2011 – 02 January 2012

Freelance project for Esprit, June – July 2012

Freelance project for Flow Magazine, April 2011


Bournemouth University
3D animation
Skillset diploma

Parsons New School of Design
Design and Technology
2012 – 2014
Master of Fine Arts

Artez Academy of the Arts, Zwolle
Stories and Design: Animation Design
2008 – 2012
Bachelor Design

ArtEZ academy of music, Zwolle
Bachelor in Music: Classic Guitar
2005 – 2008
One preparatory year, and two subsequent years.
Subjects studied: classical guitar, music theory, solfege, directing choirs, music education, music history.


International Baccalaureat, June 2005
(Main subjects: Spanish, History, English, French, Chemistry, Maths, Music.)

International General Certificate of Secondary Education, June 2003

International School of The Hague, 2001 – 2005

Colegio Internacional de Caracas, 1999 – 2001

Gimnasio del Norte de Bogotá, 1996 – 1999

Primary education followed in London and The Hague


English, Spanish, Dutch, French.


I work with the following programs: Adobe AfterEffects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe InDesign, Maya, and ZBrush.
I have some familiarity with Cinema 4D, Mari, Nuke, Flash, Toonboom and TV Paint.
I have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and two scripting languages: Javascript and Python.
Preferred operating system: MacOSX. But I can work just as well on Windows.
I have followed a course in traditional hand-drawn animation at Central Saint Martins in London, and a course in 3D animation with Cinema 4D at the KABK in The Hague.
My main hobbies are music (guitar, singing and piano), history (particularly the 20th century) and I am fascinated by black and white movies.


I made a project for the Kröller-Müller Museum. It has been on display in the museum’s visitor centre since June 2011.
I made a short commercial for Flow magazine that was shown on their website in April, 2011.
I made a mini documentary about production work for “Cheatin'” at Plymptoons, inc.
I made a promotional video for the implementation of a new registration system for the New School in May 2013.
I made a video in December 2013 about the New School’s latest addition to its campus: the University Center on 14th street. A part of it was shown in a promotional video advertising the New School in January 2014.
Vernieuwing (2016) was shown at the Holland Animation Film Festival for the student competition on March 22, 2017.


I have lived in five different countries (Nigeria, Colombia, Venezuela, England and the Netherlands) and I have been very interested in the political cultures of these places.


I create animated shorts for digital media, making cross-references between current affairs and (art) history. This in combination with sound and music which I produce myself.