WRITER, DESIGNER, FILMMAKER

leopold@fabpics.com

 

TO INSPIRE AND ENGAGE!

I see myself as a filmmaker who writes and designs.
I love writing proactive character-driven stories  inspired by their desire, need and flaw. From there I create original designs that represent the story's theme, creating extraordinary, engaging and immersive worlds.

     My mission is to create a more fun and relaxed,  world through pop-culture and fine art. For what would we be without play, desire, dream and exploration? To explore, empathize and discover what it is to be human and understand The Other?

    I love bringing ideas to life based on the thought that when taste meets skills quality arises. A quality that drives desire and appeal which in turn generates sales and RoI. Case study productions include Mirror's Edge, Crazy Frog, Levi's and Coke.
This is what I can bring to your production.

 

CLIENTS
(In selection)

Red Cross and The Crescent Moon, Tim Burton, Coke, Samsung, Levi’s, EA Games, King, Nordisk Film, Warner Bros., Swedish Film Industry (SF), Eidos, Sonet, Peugeot, Oriflame, B–Reel, Acne, DICE, King, Avalanche, Paradox, Happy Life, UEFA etc.

 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, GESTALT
ARTISTIC RESEARCHER, VISUALITY

Uppsala University 2010 – 2020

 

GUEST SPEAKING
(In selection)

Art Center Pasadena, Viz dev
The Swedish Guild of Illustrators, Graphic Designers
Florence Academy of Art, Visuality
Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Visuality
Tokyo University of Technology, Visuality
Stockholm College of the Dramatic Arts, Visuality
Berghs School of Communication, Illustration
Beckmans School of Design, Graphic design

Aalto University, holistic Visuality
Swedish Film Institute, Storyboarding
Swedish Television, Previz and storyboarding
Södertörn University, Visuality

Mälardalen University, Visuality

Digipen Seattle, Visuality

Hyper Island, Visuality
Etc.

 

BIO

Leopold (b. 1969, Stockholm) studied at Konstfack, HDK and StDH Sweden and character animation at animationmentor.com. He lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden where he develops IPs and production designs for film, games and print.
He is also a fellow reSearcher and international masterclass lecturer in Visuality/Gestalt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full credits

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

(In selection)

 

TITLE

Client

Credit

 

 

BRAVE LITTLE MORRIS

FabPics.

Writer, designer

 

 

LOVE LIFE

FabPics.

Writer, director, producer,
designer, story art, editor

 

 

FORBIDDEN PLANET TEASER

FabPics.

Writer, director, producer,
designer, animator

 

 

SYMBIOSIS

FabPics.

Writer, director, producer,
designer, animator

 

 

TÄNK OM… EN 16 ÅRINGS IDEOLOGI

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

FORBIDDEN PLANET

FabPics.

Writer, designer

 

 

SILVER SILVER STARFISH

FabPics.

Writer, designer

 

 

PARADISOS

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

HAPPY CLOUDS

FabPics.

Writer, designer

 

 

INFERNO MACABRE

FabPics.

Writer, research

 

 

MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD

FabPics.

Writer, research

 

 

ALL IN

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

CHINE, MON AMOUR

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

DREAM CATCHER

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

CECILIA

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

JACK, JILL, PAUL AND DUNN

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

10.11.01

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

SUMMER'S SECRET

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

LETTERS TO SARTRE

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

FabPics. Writer

 

 

THE CAT AND THE KOREAN

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

ART, LOVE, LIFE

FabPics.

Writer

 

 

ROBITS

FabPics.

Writer, designer

 

 

ROCKY THE RAT

FabPics.

Writer, director, designer, story artist

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

PRODUCTION SERVICES

(In selection)

 

 

TBA “WYM”

Mike Gasaway
Visual development

 

 

TBA “RO”

Mike Gasaway

Visual development

 

 

ARN

Swedish Film Industry (SF)
Visual development, costume design

 

 

DRAKAR AV NORR

Nordisk Film

Visual development

 

 

AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO DON QUIXOTE

Forest Light

Visual development, character design, graphic design

 

 

GNOMES AND TROLLS 2

White Shark

Visual development

 

 

XMAS FILES

Land Marvel Animation

Visual development, character design

 

 

9 >

 9 LLC, Tim Burton, Shane Acker

Visual development

 

 

ESHAN

Digital or Not

Visual development, set design

 

 

CHARLIE SEAHORSE

DNA Productions, Warner Bros.

Visual development, character design, color design

 

 

RANCID

Sonet: story art, film dramaturgy

 

 

KAUTOKEINO 1852 >

Fido Film, Sweden

Story art, film dramaturgy

 

 

LILLA JÖNSSONLIGAN & STJÄRNKUPPEN

Stars and Angels, Sweden

Story art, film dramaturgy

 

 

PETTSON & FINDUS, TOMTEMASKINEN >

Happy Life, Swedish Film Industry (SF)

Background painter

 

 

AFRICAN TALE

Sunrise Productions, Cape Town

Visual development

 

 

WALTER

Bluegrass Millenium, Sweden

Character design

 

 

CAPTAIN SABERTOOTH

Happy Life, Swedish Film Industry (SF)

Background designer, set designer,

story art, film dramaturgy

 

 

BARNEN FRÅN FROSTMOFJÄLLET

Sonet

Visual development, graphic design, pitch kit

 

 

9mm

Sonet

Story art, production illustrator

 

 

LOOP

Erik Wernquist

Visual development, set design, story art

 

 

EVO

Arkham Films

Production design, costume design,

story art, matte painter

 

 

CHESS

Pernilla Hindsefeldt

Graphic design

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAMEOGRAPHY / IMMERSIVE

(In selection)

 

UNKNOWN 9

Company P, Reflector Entertainment

Pitch designs, 2019

 

 

NEED FOR SPEED RIVALS

Ghost Studios, EA Games

Gameplay storyboards

 

 

SERIOUS MATH

Steven Bachelder

Concept art

 

 

BATTLEFIELD 2142

Dice, EA Games

Proof of concept film director, VFX animation,
editor, compositing

 

 

MIRROR’S EDGE

Dice, EA Games

Proof of concept film director, editor, 
gameplay storyboards, gameplay animatic

 

 

JUST CAUSE

Avalanche Studio

Concept art

 

 

CRUSADER KINGS

Paradox Entertainment

Art director

 

 

AIRFIX DOGFIGHTER

Paradox Entertainment

Art director

 

 

MUTANT CHRONICLES ONLINE

Paradox Entertainment

Art director

 

 

SVEAKAMPEN

Paradox Entertainment

Art director, graphic designer

 

 

VALHALLA CHRONICLES

Paradox Entertainment

World artist

 

 

NUMBER CRUNCHER

Wognum Art, Ericsson mobile

Illustrator, animator

 

 

FOGWORLD

Wognum Art

Concept artist

 

 

ZIGGY

Wognum Art, Nordea

Illustrator, animator

 

 

 

 

 

PRINT

(In selection)

 

 

IMAGINE

FabPics.

Publisher, writer, designer, illustrator

 

 

IBM ECO SERVERS

Passion Pictures, Against All Odds

Illustrator, US daily press print campaign

 

 

PETTSON AND FINDUS BOARD GAME

Egmont Kärnan

Cover art

 

 

KAMRAT POSTEN

Bonnier

Illustrator

 

 

PLAZA KVINNA

Illustrator

 

 

PLAZA MAN

Illustrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADVERTISING AND MUSIC VIDEOS

(In selection)

 

BLACK EYED PEAS

Kaktus Film

Character design

 

 

BOUYGUES

SWISS

Story art

 

 

UEFA EURO 2016

Kaktus Film

Story art

 

 

PEUGOT

Ohlala

Story art

 

 

ICA

Modfilm

Story art

 

 

ORIFLAME

Story art

 

 

BACKYARD BABIES >

Kaktus Film

Story art

 

 

EISBLUME

Kaktus Film
Story art

 

 

CRAZY FROG

Kaktus Film
Character design, story art,
Background painting, color keys

 

 

TEKLA

Kaktus Film

Story art

 

 

A–TEENS

Bluegrass Millenium

Story art

 

 

COCA COLA

Filmtecknarna

Story art, color keys

 

 

DISNEY INTERACTIVE

BReel

Visual development

 

 

LEVI’S 501

Sköldebrand & Sjögren

Illustrations

 

 

LEVI’S RED TAB

Storyboards, visual development

 

 

MAGNUM ICE CREAM

BReel
Illustrator

 

 

RED CROSS SWEDEN

Illustrator

 

 

SAMSUNG SCANDINAVIA

S.T.O.P.P
Character designer

 

 

+ ca. 100 TV commercials and music videos

 

 

 

 

 

 ACADEMIC CAREER

 

 

ARTISTIC RESEARCH

FabPics. 2009 – current
Uppsala University, Sweden 2010 – 2020

Konstfack, Sweden 2014

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Art Center Pasadena, Viz Dev 2020
Online. International freelance business strategies.

 

 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Uppsala University, Sweden 2010 – 2020

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Swedish Academy of Realist Art, Sweden, 2019

 Visual literacy applied to thematic gestalt

 

 

MASTERCLASS

Net Entertainment, Sweden 2019

Narrative color, light and form

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Södertörn uni. Game studies, Sweden 2019

Photoshop storyboarding for After Effects

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Animations Akademien, Stockholm, 2019

Intro to Maya

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Mälardalens högskola

Creativity 2017, 2018

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Södertörn uni. media studies, Sweden 2017 - 2019

Film editing, shooting strategies, film dramaturgy

 

 

SPECIAL GUEST, GESTALT

Beckmans, Sweden, 2017 – 2019

Visual communication, Graphic Design

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Tokyo University of Technology, Japan 2017

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Aalto university, Finland,  2017

Film department

Visual development techniques

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Swedish Academy of Realist Art 2017

Thematic phenomenology

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Stockholm University of the Arts, StDH 
Film and TV department 2016
Artist driven production methodology

 

 

VISITING PROFESSOR, GESTALT

Florence Academy of Art, Italy 2016

Thematic phenomenology

 

 

PLEIN AIR – RICKLUND GÅRDEN

Composition, 2016

 

 

PAPER PRESENTATION: ART GALLERY APP

Nicograph International, Tokyo 2015

 

 

BERGHS SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

Illustration, 2008 - 2015

 

 

SWEDISH ILLUSTRATORS AND

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS GUILD 2012

Digital painting and illustration

 

 

SWEDISH ACADEMY OF REALIST ART 2011

Commercial illustration

 

 

NET ENTERTAINMENT 2012

Effective graphic pipelines

 

 

B-REEL STHLM 2012

Narrative color and light

 

 

DIGIPEN SEATTLE 2009

Visual development for feature film

 

 

HYPER ISLAND STOCKHOLM 2012

Visual development

 

 

CAP DESIGN 2010

Digital painting

 

 

SWEDISH TELEVISION (SVT) 2009

Script analysis to storyboards

 

 

SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE

DREAM FACTORY 2008

Storyboarding

 

 

DIAGONALAKADEMIN, SWEDEN 2009

Storyboarding for animation

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

(In selection)

 

CONTINUOUS LEARNING
Pluralsight, Skillshare, Schoolism, Gumroad,
nma.art, masterclass.com

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN
AND ART DIRECTION

Bill Perkins masterclasses, Sweden 2018

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CREATIVES

Stockholm University of the Arts, StDH 2017

 

 

ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROCESSES

University College of Arts, Crafts and Design Konstfack 2013

 

 

STILL LIFE OIL PAINTING

Swedish Academy of Realist Art 2013

 

 

LIGHTING FOR ANIMATION

Animation Mentor 2013

 

 

PLEIN AIR OIL PAINTING

Swedish Academy of Realist Art, 2012

 

 

ADVANCED CHARACTER ANIMATION (CG)

Animation Mentor 2010 – 2012

 

 

ACTING FOR ANIMATORS

Improv acting wih Ed Hooks 2011

 

 

INTUITION IN ACTION, ACT 2

Improv acting with Stephen Rappaport 2012

 

 

INTUITION IN ACTION ACT 1 (x4)

Improv acting Rappaport 2009

 

 

ACADEMIC TEACHER TRAINING

Högskolepedagogik, Gotland College 2010

 

 

ADVANCED NARRATIVE  ILLUSTRATION

HDK, Gothenburg, Sweden 2010

 

 

2D ANIMATION CLEAN–UP

Private tutoring Stephanie Olivieri 2010

 

 

CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT FOR FILM AND TV

Animation Workshop master class, Denmark 2006

 

 

GESTURE DRAWING

Masterclass, Glenn Vilppu 2013, 2011, 2006

 

 

ILLUSTRATION

Parsons School of Design, Paris 1995

 

 

 

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY

Riddarfjärdshuset, Stockholm, Sweden Class of 1989

 

 

TAILORING

St Göran, Stockholm, Sweden 1986-87

 

 

 

SOFT-, HARDWARE

Mac

Photoshop

InDesign

InCopy

Illustrator

Painter

Muse

Cinema 4D

ZBrush

Maya

3D Coat
Blender

After Effects

Premiere

Final Cut Pro

Causality

Final Draft

Shot Designer

Visma eEkonomi
Etc.

 

MEDIUMS

Watercolor

Pastel

Oils

Markers

Pencil

Ink

Photography

Super Sculpty

 

 

SKILLS

Dramatic writing
Film directing

Film editing

Improv actor

Drawing

Painting

Sculpting

Graphic design

Motion graphics

Character animator

Accounting

Sales/pitch

Teaching

Leadership

Entrepreneurship

Drivers license

 

 

HOBBIES

Skiing
Snorkeling

Traveling

Former chef

 

Family & friends <3

 

:)

 

Carpe diem