illustration of fisherman with crab in the south sea - christian effenberger

Hi! I’m Christian Effenberger, animation director and illustrator.
And I like telling stories through unique characters.

portrait photograph grey scale - christian effenberger

Having a strong focus on character animation, I also work in storyboarding for advertising, TV and film, and editorial illustration with over 12 years of experience.

Constantly absorbing everything about storytelling and character development, I can also accompany you through all the stages of your film production.

In my free time, I tend to keep my eyes stuck to the screen, creating private projects, and developing new artwork. With the constant, but not-so-often posting on Instagram I prove to have a social life, too.

What I do

Animation & Production

I can accompany you from your first idea, starting with Pre-Production all the way through Post-Production and the final film. Providing you with storyboards and animatics, I will extract the story you want to tell your audience with captivating character animation and acting.

If you have a larger project in mind or time is pressing, I can scale things up, too – with my network of industry professionals we’re able to operate as a small studio to suit your needs.

Illustration & Character Design

Having a backround in various styles and always keen on exploring something new, I'm working in the following array of fields:
Character Design   ·   Comic   ·   Editorial   ·   Graphic Recording

Workshops & Teaching

Sharing my hands-on knowledge of over 10+ years with the world. Or more precisely with small groups of students & freelancers and also offering in-house trainings for teams in your company. Designed as one or two-day workshops:

Character Animation in After Effects

From beginners level to tailored courses for advanced animators.

Introduction to Hand-drawn Animation
Beginners level.


ARD Digital  ·  Audi  ·  BMW  ·  BT Group  ·  BSH Hausgeräte  ·  DFL  ·  DMAX  ·  F.A.S.  ·  Flughafen München  ·  Gameforge  ·  GEOlino  ·  HABA  · Illustratoren Organisation  ·  LMU München  ·  Motel One  ·  mymuesli  ·  NBC Universal Deutschland  ·  NEON Magazin  ·  ProSiebenSat.1  ·  Sky  ·  Sueddeutsche Zeitung  ·  Voelkl  ·  ZDF



Avantgarde  ·  Bloom  ·  Creative Solutions  ·  diffferent  ·  dmc group  ·  edition 52  ·  Fine Arts Munich  ·  Fish Blowing Bubbles  ·  LechnerMedia  ·  Markenfilm  ·  Mayolove  ·  Panda Pictures  ·  Pech und Schwefel Markenkommunikation  ·  Publicis Pixelpark  ·  Territory Webguerillas  ·  TVT creative media  ·  xspace


Animation Smash Down #9
World Wide Web 2019
Winner (Top 5) ***

Kinofest Lünen
Germany 2015
1st place category „Erklärfilm“
(explanatory video) **

Cinecure animated short Film Festival
Puy-en-Velay/France 2009
1st int’l Prize *

Int’l Short Film & Video Festival
Naoussa/Greece 2008
People’s Choice Award *

*** Animation Loop “Addicted To Love“, 2019
** Explanatory Video “Was Illustratoren wissen müssen”, 2015
* Animation Short “Bad Habit, Little Rabbit”, 2008

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