Illustrator / animator / academic

Erik Pontoppidan is an illustrator and animator based in Copenhagen. His educational background is in art history and modern cultural studies, whereas his technical skills as an illustrator are self taught.  

Illustrating political and cultural phenomena, he combines theoretical knowledge of aesthetics, semiotics and politics with sound practical experience as a free hand drawer. 

Always on the lookout for new techniques and ways of expression, he displays a wide variety of styles, bound together by a sturdy hand style, that has been refined throughout most of his life. 

Most recently he finished a course in motion design focussing mainly on After Effects. Thus combining all of his experience also allows him to take the role as both art director, illustrator and motion designer on a wide range of different film/video- and motion graphics projects.



  • Sep. 2008 – jun. 2012
    B.A. in Art History from The university of Copenhagen

  • Feb. 2014 – jun. 2016
    M.A. in Modern Culture from The university of Copenhagen

  • Nov. 2017 - dec. 2017
    Motion Designer from Kort og Dokumentarfilmskolen