Renderfeed: Tell me a little bit about yourself and about your life as a designer.
(Berd) Hello everyone, my name is Miquel, although I’m better known in the design community as “Berd”. I’m 25 years old and I’m from Barcelona in Spain. Currently I live in London.
I started out studying computer science in college, because I knew I wanted to work with computers. But soon I found that it wasn’t what I had expected and I changed to study design instead, all thanks to a designer friend of mine who was kind enough to show me what he was working on.
I came to London a few months ago and I am currently a freelance designer for Stinkdigital (http://www.stinkdigital.com/en/). Stinkdigital is an award-winning production agency with offices in New York, London and Paris. They specialize in interactive content, animations and web development for clients such as Google, Rayban, IBM and many others. Right now I am working on a 2D motion design for Rayban.
Renderfeed: How did Stinkdigital find and recruit you?
(Berd) They actually found my portfolio on the Internet and they liked what they saw. My profile was a good fit for the Rayban project.
Renderfeed: How did you come up with the artistic name “Berd”
(Berd) Berd is a combination of the English “bird” and “verd”, the word for the color green in my native language, Catalán. I like the bird metaphor: Birds never stay in the same place for long; they keep flying, a bit like me, moving from client to client, from project to project. And needless to say, green is my favorite color!
Renderfeed: What type of work do you specialize in?
(Berd) I like to define myself as a motion graphic designer, with a focus on 3D […]