Andrejs Calans

What course did you study?

I studied the Character Design course

What’s your favourite animated character and why?

Dr. Doom from Fantastic Four. Character is mysterious, cunny and very smart. I like his origin story.

Where do you currently work? / What are you working on at the moment?

I am a Novelist and part time Taxi driver.

What have you worked on since you left Escape Studios?

Writing novels.

What work are you most proud of working on and what is your most notable achievement?

-Project XS- (sci-fi novel)

What is it like to work on and create your own novel - Project XS?

It was such an amazing experience. It was like making my own film. Instead of making film, I told that film with writing method.

What do you find most exciting about working in the creative industry?

Freedom of imagination. Endless ideas which come constantly as you ask them. I truly enjoy to immerse myself into unique ideas which appear literally from nowhere.

If you had to sum up your time at Escape Studios in one word what would it be and why?

Inspiring.

How did studying at Escape Studios help you into the world of Character Design? / prepare you for writing your own novel ?

Escape helped me to develop my cover design of book. It was also helpful to draw a picture in mind and describe with words. Thanks to the guidance of teachers.

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time creating your own Novel?

Development of characters and scenes.

What is your advice for those considering entering the industry?

Go for it. It helps widen your scope in the creative industry.

What inspired you to create your own sci-fi novel ?

Stories slowly emerging of my own drawn characters.

  
  

Escape helped me to develop my cover design of book. It was also helpful to draw a picture in mind and describe with words. Thanks to the guidance of teachers.

Andrejs Calans