Hello! My name is Leena, and I'm an animator and concept artist graduated from The Animation Workshop in Denmark. My previous studies include a bachelor degree in 3D animation and visualization in Helsinki and a year of traditional animation studies in Japan. Although my widest knowledge is in the character animation, I'm also highly interested in all kinds of animation and conceptual work.
I'm a cheerful worker, always enthusiastic to try my best even with new styles and techniques. Although there's still much I may not know, I'm a quick learner and I won't make the same mistake twice. I like to work in a team and I get easily along with different people, but I don't mind working alone either.
My pastime I spend by completing my original story projects. I love making stories and characters alive, and developing my animation and drawing skills further and further.
I'm familiar with:
3D animation, modelling and texturing: Autodesk Maya, Zbrush, Unity
2D Animation, VFX: Traditional, TVpaint, Toon Boom Harmony
Compositing, Post-production, Editing: After Effects, Premiere Pro
Concept Art, Background Art, Character Design: Photoshop, Illustrator
2016 - 2020
2011 - 2016
2014 - 2015
The Animation Workshop, VIA University
Bachelor of Character Animation
Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor of Arts, 3D animation and visualization
Tokyo Joshibi University of Art and Design
Exchange Studies in Traditional Animation and Media
Golden Wolf, London
Conceptual Artist for the summer between my studies. I worked on background design as well as character posing, effect posing, color keys, and prop design.
Animator & Concept Artist fo the summer between my first two study years. I worked on character animation for Gigglebug series and storyboardign for a new pilot.