In 1970 he was born in Mannheim, Germany. Matthias spent his youth in an idyllic south-German setting. In 1990 he moved to Hamburg to find his place in the awakening German animation industry. Later, he studied classical animation in Dublin, Ireland and moved as an "animation nomad" to Hamburg, Seoul, Copenhagen, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Los Angeles. For 30 years, he has worked as an Art Director and Production Designer on a number of European and American animated features Like Disney’s Zootopia and Ralph breaks the Internet. At the moment he is a Production Designer for Netflix Animation. He lives with my wife, daughter and cat in Ventura, CA.