Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Assoc Prof Hans Peter Bacher

Associate Professor

School of Art, Design and Media
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences

Phone: (+65)6316 8824
Office: ART 4-22

  • MFA (Graphic Design) University of Essen 1974


‘Folkwangschool' University of Essen, Germany, MFA-degree in Graphic Design


1975-1990 Asst. Professor for Animation and Comic-strip-design at the university of Essen
1975-1994 own studio ‘madTParty’ in Duesseldorf
illustration work for European advertising. animation film producer for German TV. CG-design assignments for Richard Williams Animation London. spec.effx/matte painting work for live action film. co-creation of the comic strip series ‘Alfred J. Kwak’. styling of a 52 episode - ‘Kwak’ TV-series.
1987-1991 Production Design for Disney’s ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Lion King’.
1990 German Golden Camera Award for the development of the cartoon character Alfred J. Kwak.
1991-1994 Production design and art direction at Spielberg’s London Amblimation Studio for ‘Balto’ and ‘Cats’.
1994 Move and employment at Disney Feature Animation, Los Angeles. Stylistic designs for ‘Hercules’, ‘Fantasia 2000’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘Beethoven’s fifth symphony', and ‘Dinosaur’.
1995 Production design for ‘Mulan’
1998 Annie Award for the ‘Mulan’ production design
1998-2003 Design development for various Disney CG- and traditional animation projects, ‘Lilo and Stitch’, ‘Little Match-Girl’, ‘Brother Bear’, 'Wild Life’, ‘I Am’, ‘My Peoples’, ‘Snow Queen’, ‘Fraidy Cat’, ‘Beauty and the Beast Live Action’ ( most of them shelved )
1998 Logo design for the Lion King Broadway show
2003 Move to the Philippines
Independent film designer and producer. book author and teacher at universities and studios in the Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Japan, Austria and China

since Jan. 2011 Assoc.Professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore teaching Production Design and character development for Animation, illustration and comic-strip-design

Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Teaching Experience
15 years German university as Asst.Professor,
Lectures at Amblin Animation and Disney-studios, the American Film Institute since 2003,
Lectures at universities and studios all over Asia,
Beijing – Beihang University,
Chang Chung – Jilin University, Animation School,
Shanghai – China Animation Association,
Taipei – Technical University and Sofa Animation Studio
Tainan – University of Arts, Design School
Manila – La Salle University, St. Benilde Design School
Naga – Atheneo de Naga, Design School
Singapore – Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media
Tokyo – Gonzo Animation Studio and Polygon Animation Studio
Singapore – Tisch Asia School of the Arts

since jan.2011 Assoc.Professor at Nanyang Technological University Singapore

1990 German GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD, equivalent to American Oscar
1999 American ANNIE AWARD for the MULAN production design, called the 'animation oscar'

traditional animation
storyboard ( cartoon+realistic )
production design and art direction
illustration and comic strip
matte painting and title design
logo design
NPR ( non photo realistic rendering ) research
book layout
Research Interests
Designed Brushes For Photoshop, Born Digital Publ., Tokyo, 2006
Dream Worlds ( Japanese/English/Mandarin ), Born Digital Publ., Tokyo, 2007 and Focal Press Oxford, 2008.

planned release for end 2013 - Vision, designing for film
planned release for 2014 - Animation lost treasures

NPR non photorealistic rendering
FILM analysis

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