Here I’m back with yet another interview , this time with 24 year old former Hyper Island student Toros Kose . Born & raised in Sweden. Interned at Tronic Studio (Manhattan, New York) & SEHSUCHT (Hamburg , Germany) as a Motion Designer.
Upcoming Internship at Superfad (New York) , Currently based in Brooklyn, New York.
And here from I shall be asking him certain questions pertaining to his work & the industry that he is passionate about.
How did you discover you wanted to be a motion designer ?
How did you get into your first job in the industry?
My first “job” was an internship I got through my studies at Hyper Island in Stockholm, Sweden. My program ended with a three month period dedicated to do an internship at a company of your choice. I ended up applying to a bunch of places, one of which was Tronic Studio in New York. They liked my reel and I got the internship. I ended up interning there for four months and it was a really great experience and I got to work on really cool projects.
How long have you been in the industry?
What software do you use?
How would you describe your style?
Hmm, hard to say. I like to keep things clean and I think alot of my work is very design dependent. At the same time, I’m very broad in what I like to create so I can’t say that I have a particular style. Maybe I will find MY style in a few years, but for now I like experimenting and being open to many styles.
What influences your work?
Day to day life, nature, movies, music. But mainly my own brain and imagination. Being influenced by other peoples work is basically a nicer word for stealing their ideas. But this of course one of the best things you can do as long as you steal what you love and make it your own.
How do you keep your ideas staying fresh?
By keeping up with the industry through blogs, design websites, the work of people and production houses etc. As with everything design, graphic and motion design is full of trends and it’s important to keep up with these to know what’s fresh and what’s been done already. Until it’s time to do it again because then it’s retro.
Are there any plugins you would recommend?
The plugins I use for Ae are Trapcode, Frischluft, RSMB.
What are the biggest challenges you have faced being a motion Designer?
I can’t think of any big challange yet, but being faced with a booring brief from a client is always tough because you have to find motivation. That or you have to make it fun and both are hard to do.
Anyone you’d like to give thanks or show appreciation to ?
I guess that friend who told me about Hyper Island haha. And also Hyper Island because it set me on the path I am on today.
Do you have Any tips/advice for newcomers in this industry ?
Thank You Toros for your time, wishing you Good Luck for upcoming Internship .
Want to know more about Toros Kose , Visit his Online Portfolio www.toroskose.com or check out his works at