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Maria Schmidt (aka Smittyanimates) knew from a very young age that drawing was her passion. She made it her profession by getting her Bachelors Degree in Illustration and Media Design at the Münster School of Design (2016), followed by diploma studies of Animation at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (2019).
Maria’s short film “Family Bonds“ is currently shown at festivals around the world and she is working on an adaptation as a children’s book. It is her personal goal to tell relatable, emotionally engaging stories in illustration and film, designing interesting characters for these worlds and adding details that charm the viewers and will stimulate their own imagination.
You can contact Maria at, she is looking forward to hearing from you.