I am Paaj. Reverse it and you got my name, or is it the other way around? Well, my full name is Jaap Nicolaas Dekker. Raised in the east of the Netherlands, living in the west. To be more exact, in Leiden. As a kid I was a huge fan of Michael Jackson and was fascinated by Dinosaurs. I’ve been blessed to have seen ‘The Land Before Time’ and ‘Jurassic Park’ in the theaters during my childhood. Besides that I danced to every song by the King of Pop. And many years later it’s pretty much the same deal. Of course I listen to a whole lot more music and have seen a lot more movies. But I still love to dance and am addicted to movies.
I do motion design and animation. In 2D as well as 3D. Most of the work I did is for businesses. Explanimations and other corporate animations is what I do the most. What I like about that is that each project demands a unique approach. Every person/customer/business has their own story to tell. Every time it's a fun challenge to translate that into interesting visuals.
I dream about film. I would love to make more movie title sequences. Get into the story of a movie and translate that to a fitting title sequence. Besides that I also dream of making movies. Being a director is a dream I’m working towards. I've already made some movies and will continue to make more in the future.