About Me

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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

Recent Experience:

Summer 2018

Summer 2017

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. 

Gigglebug, Helsinki

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.