Dario van Vree (1979 - Amsterdam) studied Animation at the Royal Academy of Arts in Gent, Belgium. After graduating cum laude in 2006 he returned to Amsterdam, working as an animation director, creator and illustrator. Dario is an active member of the animation scene, combining teaching, talent-development and event-organizing with running his animation studio / production company Studio Pupil and working freelance.
His work is characterized by societal themes, clear-cut design, communicative impact and comedy.
Clients include: HEMA, Coca-Cola, ING, Rabobank, Het Parool, VPRO, NTR, EO, BNN, HUMAN, Psychologie Magazine, KesselsKramer, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Sesame Street, Submarine, amongst many others.
His latest personal work is the animated short 'Tabook', a piquant comedy about finding your sexual preferences. 'Tabook' was screened at most major Dutch cinemas and over 40 film festivals worldwide.
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In 2016 Dario founded Studio Pupil, an Amsterdam-based animation studio & production company, along with director Johan Klungel and producer Tünde Vollenbroek.
Studio Pupil specializes in commissioned animation, independent shorts and series. Their work is clear and entertaining, possibly hilarious and always full of character.
KLIK Amsterdam is the main animation festival of The Netherlands, rocking the scene since 2007.
Dario was co-founder, creative director and art director/illustrator for the festival from 2007 until 2012.
Today, Dario remains an active member of the board, regularly representing the foundation.
Since 2013 Dario is core tutor at the animation departement of the Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, where he teaches animation & direction.