As the Senior Coordinator in EI's Communications Unit, Timo Linsenmaier is responsible for the organisation and planning of EI's internal and external communication. While his main area of expertise lies with web communications, his training and experience encompass all areas of EI's public relations and communications work. He joined EI after working for UNICEF in Russia.
Timo studied media theory and visual communications at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design(HfG), where he also gained his first web experience as the university's webmaster. After two years as exchange student at the State Russian Film School (VGIK) in Moscow, studying film and animation history, he graduated with a thesis on Soviet animation.
He went on to study Business Administration at a joint programme of the University of Magdeburgand the State Academy of National Economy in Moscow. For his MBA thesis, he analysed the economic policies of the Russian government.
In his spare time, Timo serves as webmaster for the Society for Animation Studies, a scholarly organisation dedicated to the study of animation history and theory.