Q&A: Ice Cream For Free

Computer Arts: How did the Ice Cream For Free collective start up?

Oliver Wiegner: After graduation I moved to Berlin with some friends who were into design. Some were more into film, editing, animation, or graphic design, so we founded the collective in 2004 to pool our skills. Then I started a home-driven studio with a friend. We made some animated videos, but my companion got a well paid full-time job at a 3D animated feature-film production company. Another friend got a full-time job as a graphic designer, so I kept up the work alone, with a focus on print. If any bigger or animation-led jobs come up, I have all these talented people around to manage it.

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