ART DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Leo de Wijs
I'm a Amsterdam based art director with a passion for production design for animation series and features.
I also like to tackle smaller creative challenges like illustrating for books and education and visualizing concepts for commercial projects.
3D Animated series
role: ART DIRECTOR
Dr. Panda the 3D animated series season 1 - 39x7" (season 2 currently in production) is based on the popular educational children's app series Dr. Panda. Together with a great creative team in the Netherlands, Malaysia, China and Great Britain I worked on the world of the series as its art director and production designer.
role: MANAGING ART DIRECTOR
De Tand Des Tijds (2019) is a feature length 2D animation made for Dutch television by Ka-Ching Animation in Rotterdam about a boy trying to rescue his history teacher father in a time travel frenzy all set in a visually quite unique style.
role: SET DESIGNER
The Fox and Hare animated series (S1, 2018 Submarine Animation) is based on the popular Dutch illustrated children books by writer Sylvia Vanden Heede and illustrator The Tjong-Khing made the interesting transition from the watercolour illustration to 3D animation.
Lecture for students and industry professionals
I try to share my knowledge in production design for animation I build over the last decade in many ways. One of these ways is a hour long lecture as an introduction to what I find important for starting creatives in the field to think about.
I have given this lecture to animation studios and art academies in the Netherlands, and I'm very much inclined to share it with more receptive audiences. Feel free to inquire me about it.