What is your name and your current occupation?
Pablo Leon; I am a freelance illustrator, visual development artist and I also do motion graphics animation for educational digital media.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?Â
I have had a few. Stock supervisor for Leviâ€™s, Sign Artist for Trader Joeâ€™s, but one that stands out the most was the early morning shift I had as a loader for UPS. Almost everyone in my vicinity was rude, cranky, and sleep-deprived. Loading a truck for a very racist driver wasn’t my cup of tea either, so it didn’t last very long.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?Â
I worked on an animated info-graphic for the â€œStory of M-Pesaâ€. M-Pesa is kind of like the Western Union of Africa, but their business was conducted through the use of cell phones. It made itâ€™s way through the World Bank, who liked it a lot, and that project has gotten me a lot more work as a result.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am originally from Guatemala and currently live in Washington DC. My last year of college I was hired by a start-up company to be a graphic designer (I had no real GD knowledge). However, Continue reading