As animationfilmmaker and director, Juan worked for television broadcasters NTR, EO, VARA and NCRV.
As character animator he animated commercials for Blue Band, Unox and Adidas, and animated for several short films such as Sammy (Camera of David Award Jewish Filmfestival Warsaw 2013) and Mind My Mind (Shortlist Best Animated Short Film Oscars 2020, Audience Awards at ANIMA Brussels 2019, Go Short Nijmegen 2019, Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2019, and more).
He directed short films like the animated documentary Red Light Diaries and the poetry animationfilms Man van Taal and Aan Rika, storyboarded and animated sequences for artistic filmproductions such as Topor et moi from actress Sylvia Kristel (Special Mention Narrative Short Tribeca Film Festival 2006), Gravesend from filmdirector Steve McQueen, and directed 10 animated short films for musicproject One Minute More of pianist Guy Livingston.
Next to productions in assignment, Juan is developing his own animated filmprojects.
Also, he is often asked to help on early production stages, concept-art and storyboards for several filmproductions – from animated short to featurefilm.