Harmen van der Horst

Animation, visual development & illustration

As a visual

with expertise in visual development for animation productions, I am always eager to take on new and diverse creative challenges.

With a Bachelor of Arts and Design from HKU in the Netherlands, I have been working as a freelance animator, illustrator and visual designer for animation. Based in Utrecht, I have been fortunate to collaborate with various animation production studios both domestically and internationally

With dedication to my craft and a passion for design, drawing, and animation, I bring stories to life through animated films and other forms of motion content for both offline and online media. My focus on narrative and design allows me to create a powerful and compelling visual experience for my clients. Whether you need a complete package from script to final video or assistance at any stage of production.

If you’re interested in working with me, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

More information about the animation process can be found below.

The animation proces in a nutshell


Pre-production is crucial. We collaborate closely with clients to ensure our project vision aligns with their expectations, saving time later. A successful pre-production results in a compelling story and effective style that effectively conveys your ideas to your target audience.

Phases within this stage include:

– Briefing and debriefing
– Concept
– Visual development
– Storyboard
– Animatic


Once copywriting, visual style, and storyboard are complete, we move to production and bring the concept to life. To ensure satisfaction, we plan meetings to showcase the animation’s progression.

Phases within this stage include:

– Layout
– Animation
– Backgrounds

Post production

Once the animation is complete, we move to post-production. Here, we add audio effects, music, and voiceover. Final touches with color correction and titles complete the animation, ready for release on any desired platform.

Phases within this stage include:

– Edit
– Sound FX
– Voice over
– Compositing


We provide assistance with specific stages of animation throughout the process. We can collaborate on a single step or offer full production services for animated movies.

Learn more about the services.