Motion Graphics | Christoffer Bjerre


Motion Graphics

Christoffer Bjerre

"My name is Christoffer Bjerre. I was born in Korea, raised in Denmark and have been living in San Francisco for the past 14 years. I'm a multidisciplinary artist with over a decade of experience in the Motion Graphics industry."

About Christoffer

Describe your work in three words

Maximalist, dark, intricate


Describe yourself in three words

Minimalist, Quiet, Meticulous

Favorite color?


It's not that I dislike color I just have an obsession with contrast between light and darkness.

Favorite quote?

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
— Alvin Toffer


Christoffer's Work

When and how did your journey as an artist begin?

I have been drawing since I was able to pick up a pencil and I initially wanted to be a traditional artist or painter. When I didn't get accepted to my first choice of Design school I randomly took a Multimedia design course which led to a 3-month unpaid internship for a small Motion graphics company in San Francisco.

This internship opened up my eyes to the world of animation and visual effects and during my 3 months there I learned how animate and use the proper software enough to land me a job once i graduated. Ever since then it's been a never-ending learning experience trying to develop as an artist and constantly learn how to use new tools.


What is your greatest source of inspiration?

I'm a big cinephile and I constantly use my favorite films as inspiration for compositions, lighting or color reference. A film that I often go back to is Wong Kar Wai's In the mood for love. It's beautifully shot by Christopher Doyle and it is a great exercise in purposeful visual storytelling. If you strip all the dialog you would still be able to understand the narrative through the meticulous compositions and clever visual subtext. I also draw heavily from classic Sci-fi like Solaris, Stalker and A Space Odyssey: 2001.


How would you describe your aesthetic?

In general, I tend to go for a dark and moody atmosphere. I like monochromatic palettes and everything greyscale.

Are there any projects you are currently pursuing?

I'm currently finishing up a short film which is meditation on the art of creation. It should be done very soon.

To see more of Chris' work, follow him on Instagram or check out his website


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