Jurjen Versteeg is a Dutch designer based in Rotterdam, who designs under the name Synple. Graduated in 2011 from the Willem De Kooning Academy and currently focusing on motion graphic design, animation and visual effects for film, television and web, with a main interest in title design.
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Vimeo Award Winner!
Wooow! A History Of The Title Sequence wins a Vimeo Award in the category Motion Graphics! Thanks for voting everyone! Watch a short recap of the show here. Picture of the epic award can be found here.
Woohoo! "A History Of The Title Sequence" is a finalist in the category "Motion Graphics" at the Vimeo Awards 2012!
The awards takes place at June 7th in New York.
SXSW and TDC!
A History Of The Title Sequence is nominated for the SXSW Film Design Awards / Title Design Competition!
It also won the Title Design Competition of TDC, where it will be exhibited in New York and published in the Typography annual 58. To be continued...
My graduation project "A History Of The Title Sequence" will be featured on the Official Dutch Film Festival from September 25th - 28th. The film is selected in 3 different programs, including "Cutting Edge - Dutch Stuff". More details can be found here
I just finished the leader for the new TV show Truman. This TV format is a brainchild from my friends @RoelandEnRik and will be broadcasted on Dutch television Monday 29th of August 21:50 local time, during TV LAB: An initiative where new TV formats will be broadcasted.
Stash Magazine & Fontanel
My graduation project "A History Of The Title Sequence" is featured in Stash Magazine issue #83, you need a subscription to watch the entry. Next to that, the film is featured as "Graduation Talent" on the Dutch design blog Fontanel.
All my videos are from now on directly embedded from my vimeo account. Each video is now available in HD and you can watch them full screen! Fresh work coming up soon.
Graduation film blog
Keep track of my ideas, sketches and test renders for my graduation film at: www.synple.nl/blog
Finishing music video
We finally finished our music-video 'Trouble With Me' for The Q4. Can be found soon on this website.
Musicvideo The Q4
Currently very busy on the new musicvideo 'Trouble With Me' from Dutch music-group The Q4. A huge amount of visual worlds and green screen footage.
Last week I created this moving infographic, introducing the peace movement 'Masterpeace', together with Jeroen Houben. It was comissioned by Brussels' advertising-agency Mortierbrigade and we had 1 week to create this animation. Click here to watch it on Vimeo
My alternative title sequence for the film 'Into The Wild' will be featured on the exhibition 'Forget the film, watch the titles' at the MU Einhoven (NL) from 15 jan - 28 feb.
More information: www.mu.nl
The website of Synple is online. This website will feature my work in motion, graphic design and interactive designs.
Graduation project 2011
Designed as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary, this film shows a history of the title sequence in a nutshell. The sequence includes all the names of title designers who had a revolutionary impact on the history and evolution of the title sequence. The names of the title designers all refer to specific characteristics of the revolutionary titles that they designed.
This film refers to elements such as the cut and shifted characters of Saul Bass' Psycho title, the colored circles of Maurice Binder's design for Dr. No and the contemporary designs of Kyle Cooper and Danny Yount.