WE ARE ANIMATORS, DESIGNERS & PARTNERS.
BLACKBOX VISUAL is an animation studio specializing in motion graphics, design and illustration.
After meeting at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, we founded Blackbox in 2012 and started the journey of collaboration and teamwork. Our goal has always been to create artistic and mesmerizing work that emphasizes design and story. Each project we take on presents new opportunities to exceed expectations. We strive to work with clients who appreciate our unique approach and the value that well designed content can bring.
Partner / Director / Animation Lead
Erik has been interested in art and animation since his first childhood films. After graduating from MIAD with an Animation degree, Erik met wife and partner Vassi while creating a short film that was shown at Cannes. Professionally Erik spent several years in the VFX industry doing compositing on over 30 feature films. From visual effects Erik became interested in motion graphics which he continues to pursue.
Partner / Director / Design Lead
Vassi came from Sofia, Bulgaria to attend and graduate from MIAD with a degree in Animation. She has a strong background in the traditional arts and is a skilled designer in many mediums. Professionally Vassi has a background in graphic and packaging design, illustration and animation. While running Blackbox full time with husband Erik, she still finds time for new ideas in sketches, type, and illustrations.