Renaud Lavency, a Belgian illustrator and animation director, captivates with a blend of evocative 2D illustration, bold color usage, and cinematic narrative encapsulated in a snappy graphic language. His work, a cross between traditional painting, classic film, and graphic design, surprises and moves audiences.
Initially a creative conceptor at Wunderman Thompson, Renaud honed his narrative skills, developing a love for storyboarding and pushing concepts creatively. His illustrious portfolio spans elegant explainer films to cinematic illustrations for notable clients like Google and Art&Graft.
Renaud's design, rooted in simple, graphic shapes and unique color use, modernizes nostalgic film language, showcasing an unmatched talent in portraying emotion akin to live-action shots.
UserWay - Get the Widgets
In this explainer film, Renaud introduces Userway's universally accessible internet with a dance-like flow of smooth and thoughtful animation.
WhatsApp - Themes for Payments
Renaud's beautiful illustrative work brings life to a pretty dry (and taboo) subject: money.
Renaud Lavency combines stylized characters with hyperrealistic cinematography in this peek into one officer's night shift.
Runaway - Original Film
A collective passion project from 2019 came together years later to tell the story of a man on the run.