Leon has worked across a broad range of positions in the media industry as a visual narrative designer, filmmaker, and educator. Since setting up his practice, he has worked with some high-profile clients including the Science Gallery, Galway International Arts Festival, who commissioned him to produce the iconic Festival Poster, Starbucks on their global holiday campaign, Druid Theatre on promotional film for their iconic productions to musician Macklemore, who commissioned Leon to document their 2014 visit to Dublin’s o2 for two sold-out shows. He has also developed many personal projects in animation, typography, virtual reality and documentary. His research interest areas include adaptive interactions and experiences using available data in the public sphere and generative typography and in 2015 he completed a residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York in this field. In 2016, Leon received a ‘Certificate of Typographic Excellence’ from the Type Directors Club in New York. The Design and Craft Council of Ireland listed Leon as one of their ‘Future Makers’ for 2016 and received an Irish Design Awards in 2019. Leon has worked in Los Angeles with digital agency 72andSunny on their 72u program, as an innovation research fellow on the Techinnovate program at NUI Galway and designer in residence at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Leon has also worked as an educator for seven years across a number of different program areas and currently lectures in design at Technological University Dublin.

Contact Leon[at]bold.ie

Bold Visual Narrative 2018