Nico graduated in 2006 from the Institute of Animation and Visual Effects at the Filmakademie BadenWuerttemberg, Germany and began his professional rigging career at Chris Creatures in Berlin where he worked on his first feature film “Rudi the racing pig”.
Later that year he joined Framestore in London to work on the animated feature “The Tale of Despereaux.
In the summer of 2008 Nico left Europe to join Dreamworks PDI in Northern California, where he worked for 6 years on animated blockbusters such as Megamind, Madagascar 3, Kungfu Panda 2 and 3, Peabody and Sherman and The Penguins of Madagascar.
Nico returned to Europe last summer to create rigs for Disneys Jungle Book at MPC in London.
Besides working as a Character Rigger on feature films for more than 9 years, Nico has also been teaching Rigging at various schools such as TDCollege, The Animation Workshop in Denmark and Animschool.
His experience with Maya goes back 16 years to version 1.5 and he is proficient in MEL and python scripting.