Waditya, a digital artist by training, defines himself as ‘an activist in animation and design’. He is the founder of the HelloMotion School of Animation & Creativity that has since 2004 graduated more than 1000 students. His aims are clear: ‘We want to become an important part of the audio visual industry’s development in Indonesia by concentrating on skills’ development and education’.

Waditya also directs HelloFest, a festival of short and animation film that annually attracts over 10,000 young and professional audiences, showcasing annually over 250 new local short animation and aiming again at showcasing international animation trends to educate and inspire animators and audiences.

In his sparetime, he develop an online clothing store named KDRI, selling nationalist t shirt with a twist — which combined modern designs with an Indonesian touch.

An award-winning animator and film-maker, he started his career in the television industry before setting up his own company at the age of 24. He regularly teaches and promotes animation films to students across Indonesia and is active in the International Animation Association.

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