Portrait of Rik Schutte

Rik Schutte

Lead Animator — Blender Studio

Born and raised in the Netherlands, fell in love with 3D computer graphics when he was in high school (and played a bunch of video games). Graduated from the University of Arts Utrecht (HKU) in 2011 with a bachelors degree in 3D Computer Animation and Visual Effects.

Gained work experience through several ad agencies and indie animation companies. After a few years he specialized in 3D Character animation through an online animation school. In 2016 he worked on the first 3D animated feature film in the Netherlands 'The Little Vampire'.

Got hired by Sony Pictures Imageworks in 2017 and since then has worked on feature film productions like Smallfoot, Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse and Vivo as an animator and lead animator.

After 3 years decided to go back to the motherland and got hired by Blender studio as a lead animator on Sprite Fright. Until this very day he spends his days bringing characters to live, bribing developers into improving animation tools in Blender and lives happily ever after.