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Mareike Ottrand

Studio Fizbin
Art Director and co-founder
Mareike was born in 1983 in Lemgo, to the surprise of her parents, with a pencil in her right hand. Hence her career options were quite narrow. In 2007 she got her B.A. in Media Production, followed by a diploma in Motion Design in 2011 at the „Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg”. As a freelancer for commercial agencies in Europe she gained lots of experience as an illustrator and animator while working for international clients like Disney, Sony and Nickelodeon. Mareike is responsible for Art Direction at Studio Fizbin, which she co-founded in 2011. Her diploma project ‘The Inner World‘ won several awards, including the ‘German Computer game Award 2013‘, for which she now also does jury duty. In 2015 Mareike started teaching as a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg focusing Games and interactive Illustration. The pencil in her right hand luckily never disappeared.