Stefan Stratil was born 1963 in Vienna. He studied Experimental Design/Animation with Maria Lassnig at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and graduated in 1992. He made short animations; various commercials for TV and cinema, scriptwriting, illustrations and comics for international magazines and advertising. Since 2004 he is President of ASIFA Austria, and ASIFA treasurer and member of the ASIFA Executive Board. He is also a curator of Asifakeil, an animation-based art showroom at the Museumsquartier in Vienna. He teaches animation at Webster Vienna Private University and Webster University St. Louis, USA.