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Martina Bramkamp studied visual communication design with emphasis on illustration and animation in Germany before graduating from the Royal College of Art with a Master of Arts in Animation. She lives in London and works in commercial filmmaking as a freelance director, producer, animator, storyboard artist and lomographer. Her illustration work, moving image installations, photography and interactive sculptures have been exhibited internationally and her award winning animations have been presented successfully worldwide at international festivals. Martina teaches since 2002 as a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Illustration Animation course at Kingston University in London. In 2008 she was awarded a postgraduate certificate in learning and teaching from the University of the Arts London and achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2010 she was appointed Professor of Animation in the Visual Communication Design department at Kunsthochschule Kassel in Germany. 2016 she was awarded the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning by the Student Union at Kingston University. based on her interest in animation in relation to fine art, new media and photography she widened her field of research and teaching with an emphasis on developments in experimental filmmaking, particularly ‘expanded animation'.