I am available for Freelance collaborations on Motion Design / Illustration / Video Projects
Contact me on claudio (at) claudiobarba.com
I was born in Trieste (Italy), a wonderful city by the sea in the northeast of Italy. I started working as a professional web designer and video editor at Luxa, an Italian web tv now disappeared. Adobe Flash (now Adobe Animate) was my best friend. I needed a bigger market to swim in, therefore I moved to Milan, where I started working for a big multinational, as a web developer. 4 years later I moved to Brussels, in Belgium, still working for the same company and switching to more managerial IT positions.
At the end of 2013, an idea popped in my mind after renewing the ground floor of my house: instead of buying pictures to decorate the renewed walls, I would have painted some art by myself. I took more traditional art courses and started drawing and painting. In 2014 I joined the academy of fine arts of Watermael Boitfort, in Brussels, where I started to develop my practical drawing and composition skills with prof. Vasington Doko. I love expressing my inner feelings with forms, colors, movements.
Since 2017, to improve my video animation skills, I took many classes (most important ones are After Effects Kickstart , Animation BootCamp, Cinema 4D Basecamp and Design Bootcamp) at the School Of Motion, an amazing and interactive Animation school with great Teachers. I now work with Adobe After effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Animate and Maxxon Cinema 4D to create video animations and explainer videos.
I am very grateful to my wife who has been supporting me for so many years …and still is in this adventure.