Matthijs Clasener

I’m Matthijs Clasener and during my work week, I’m a full-time teacher at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

I love teaching my students the world of creative software at this great vocational career school. Aside from my job as a teacher I’m an Adobe Education Leader for my school as well. This is a task that I’m really proud of to fulfil.

Until a couple of years ago, I was teaching adults too at the GLR during the evening hours. A couple of courses with a different target group in my classroom helped me a lot.

Now with Cutaway, I want to do the same. Cutaway is my way of doing some side projects next to my job at the GLR. It’s not so that this is my new career. GLR comes in at the first place, when there’s the time I’m motivated to do interesting training, writing jobs, online/video training, help etc.


I have studied Multimedia Design at the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam. After that I’ve continued studying a Media Technology course (Bachelor).

Because I’m so fond of teaching I’ve started my career as a instructor at the GLR and started my education to become a full time teacher.

For more than fifteen years I’ve been teaching media design. I love the technical side of it. I’ve been teaching creating designs for print, film, animation and web.

I’m the most passionate about software that makes things move for animation and film/video.

So I master the basics of every Adobe tool in the Creative Cloud and go further with Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve, After Effects and Animate.

I’m lucky to have being an Adobe Education Leader as one of my tasks at my school. This allows me to learn so much new stuff from Adobe and teachers from all around the world. Teachers who I consider my friends now.


One of my favourite things to do is present on events. I’ve been a frequent speaker at Adobe Education Conferences, Adobe MAX, BUMP. But I’ve been asked to present online aswel in order to present latest techniques to industry professionals. I’m always interested in new challenges, so why not contact me?


Adobe Education Leader Higher Education
Adobe Certified Expert for Premiere Pro CC
Adobe Certified Expert for Muse
Adobe Certified Associate for Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Animate, InDesign and After Effects
Adobe Community Professional
Adobe Certified Educator

Blackmagic design
Blackmagic design Davinci Resolve 15
Certified T3 Introduction Trainer

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