Motion Graphics By Jurjen Versteeg

Jurjen Versteeg is a Dutch creative designer and a graduate from the Willem De Kooning Academy, based in Rotterdam and designing under the name Synple. His work focuses on motion graphic design, animation and visual effects for film, television and web, with his main interest being in title sequence design.

Into The Wild Title Sequence

A school assignment to make an alternative title sequence for a feature film. The film is 2007’s Into The Wild. Into The Wild tells the true story of Christopher McCandless who after graduating from Emory University, abandoned his possessions, gave his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness, encountering a series of characters who shape his life.

Fashionshow Titles (2009)

Series of titles made for the graduation fashion show of the Willem De Kooning Art Academy Rotterdam. Every video shows the name of the designer, followed by the collection title. The 19 titles were divided into 4 themes, which were a derivative of the collections:

  • Happy / Clear
  • Mysterious / Romantic
  • Dark / Suspense
  • Autumn / Sunny

This video shows one title per theme.

Fashion Ahoy!

Promo for the exhibition Fashion Ahoy!, held in the Dutch Maritime Museum. The exhibition shows the works of famous fashion designers, such as Chanel, Galliano and Gaultier, and their link to the maritime element. No sound.

Fashionshow Titles (2008)

Scarlet One Weekend Off

An infographic explaining Scarlet’s One Weekend Off Campaign. Subscribers of telecom provider Scarlet were challenged to turn off their TV, computer and telephone during the Christmas period. Commissioned by Mortierbrigade, Brussels for Scarlet.

Fin Festival Promo

The Finn Festival is the festival of the Willem de Kooning Academy and took place on June 30, 2011. The festival showcases films by the graduating students.

A History Of The Title Sequence


Graduation project 2011, designed as a possible title sequence for a fictitious documentary which shows a history of the title sequence. The sequence includes all the names of title designers who had an impact on the history and evolution of the title sequence. The names of the title designers all refer to specific characteristics of the revolutionary titles that they designed.

This film refers to elements such as the cut and shifted characters of Saul Bass’ Psycho titles, the colored circles of Maurice Binder’s design for Dr. No and the contemporary designs of Kyle Cooper and Danny Yount. This title sequence refers to the following designers and their titles:

  • Georges Méliès – Un Voyage Dans La Lune
  • Saul Bass – Psycho
  • Maurice Binder – Dr. No
  • Stephen Frankfurt – To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Pablo Ferro – Dr. Strangelove
  • Richard Greenberg – Alien
  • Kyle Cooper – Seven
  • Danny Yount – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang / Sherlock Holmes

Lotte – Raiffeisen Bank

German TV commercial for the Raiffeisen Bank, where the eleven-year-old Lotte tells about her first trip alone in the Berlin Straßenbahn. The commercial is part of the campaign Was Antreibt Uns.

A History Of The Title Sequence – Making Of

This video features a short behind the scenes of his graduation film A History Of The Title Sequence, as shown at the Vimeo Awards show 2012.

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