Since opening his studio in Montreal in 1982 he uses traditional mediums such as water-based oils, acrylics and watercolour and finishing digitally, Jean-Christian Knaff creates beautifully surreal pieces of work in illustration and animation that explore both folk and contemporary imagery and content.
His work continues to prove popular with clients across the board and would be perfect for publishing and editorial as well as advertising projects that warrant a vastly experienced and expert hand, with an informative and unique style.
GQ Life ∙ New Scientist ∙ Die Zeit ∙ Cosmopolitan ∙ Stern ∙ Marie Claire ∙ Vogue ∙ American Illustration ∙ European Illustration ∙ IBM Germany ∙ French Telecom ∙ Deutsch Telekom ∙ BBC2 ∙ Coca Cola ∙ Nelvana ∙ Swatch ∙ Apple Germany
UNICEF award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 1997 and a gold medal at the New York International Animation Film Festival in 1998.
Acrylic ∙ Oil ∙ Watercolour ∙ Digital ∙ Surreal ∙ Animation ∙ Contemporary ∙ Publishing ∙ Editorial ∙ Advertising ∙ Animal