Leo Antolini

Illustrator/Designer/Director

Barcelona, Spain
I am a director, designer and illustrator with over 10 years of experience. I've worked at several animation studios in different capacities, and illustrated various children's books and products for international clients.

Work Experience

Freelance

Illustrator/Designer

Created full artwork and designs for children’s books,
games and products for a various clients, including:
−Benchmark Education
−Hachette UK
−Islamic Relief USA
−Leapfrog
−Little Big Kids
−Little Tiger Press
−Mibblio
−Oxford University Press
−Photobud
−Pierpoint Outsourcing
−Puerto de Palos/Macmillan
−Storytime Magazine
−Transport for Greater Manchester
−University of Manchester
−Write Brain
−Zynga
2004 - Present

The Good Country

Director/Designer

−Designed visual concept and characters for animation explaining
Simon Anholt’s “Good Country” project
−Created storyboard to guide camera moves and overall action
−Worked closely with Prezi team to ensure a smooth transition from
concept to nal animation, and to maintain a high level of quality
−Adapted storyboard, characters and concept to full animation
−Directed animator throughout the entire production process
August 2015 - January 2016

Mister G

Director/Designer

−Conceived and directed animated music videos for Latin Grammy-nominated children’s musician, Mister G
−Designed all characters and props, and created general layout
−Directed animator through entire production process
September 2013 - June 2015 United States

Peppermelon Studios

Director/Designer/Storyboard artist

−Directed and storyboarded episodes for proposed 3D animated series, “Serious Joe”
−Directed, storyboarded and designed characters for 3D animated shorts,
“Green With Envy” and “Malign Intervention”
−Created characters and storyboards for commercial projects for international clients, including The Guardian, FOX Latin America and Silvercross.
October 2009 - January 2011 Buenos Aires, Argentina

100 Bares Producciones

Character Designer/Concept Artist

−Created character designs and general style proposal for original series pitch, airing on children’s public broadcaster, Pakapaka
−Designed main and secondary characters, following the established series style
September 2009 - February 2012 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Education

Academy Of Art University (AAU)

Bachelor of Fine Arts

September 2001 - December 2005 San Francisco, California, United States

Latin American Social Sciences Institute

"Remix, Mashup and New Narratives" Seminar-Workshop

August 2013 - September 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina

LatinLab

“Quality Children’s Media Production” seminar-workshop

April 2014 - October 2014 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Telefonica Foundation

“Prix Jeunesse Suitcase Workshop for Experts and Students”

February 2015 - February 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina

Institute For Cultural Diplomacy

Certicate Program in Cultural Diplomacy by the Arts, Music and Cinema

February 2016 - February 2016 Berlin, Germany

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Native),

Volunteer Work

Puerta 18, Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 2009
−Instructor for Character Design workshop (2 sessions)
−Assisted students in the use of design software (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)