Visual Development Artist @ Tobias Trebeljahr
Tobi Trebeljahr (DE) , born 1987 in Darmstadt, attended high school in Ober-Ramstadt Hessen. Drawing since age 2 and using 3D software since age 13, he turned his hobby into a career at 19. The first stages of life saw him work in the video game industry as a shading and texture artist. Later, after moving to Hamburg in 2009, also a concept artist.
After a self-taught career of seven years, Tobias enrolled at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg in 2013. Here he was finally able to pursue his long-time dream of transitioning towards animated film. Along with a variety of gigs in feature film visual development (“Klaus,” “Lego Movie 2”, etc.), he started directing his own short films as well.
Since 2020 Tobias dabbles in Blender Grease Pencil. Currently, he lives and works as a freelance Visual Development Artist in Leipzig, Germany, where he’s currently developing several animation projects.