Leonardo Quiles is an author, illustrator, and animator. He received a Masters of Fine Arts in Illustration from the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School, studied Illustration at Parsons School of Design, and received a Bachelor in Arts from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Leo divides his time between being part-time faculty at his alma mater MCLA and writing and illustrating books, comics, and a middle-grade graphic novel.
His abilities as a visual storyteller have evolved throughout his twenty years of experience as an animator and artist working in the visual effects industry, and he has worked in a variety of media, from stop-motion animation to computer-generated visualization. Leo has taught at Bennington College in Vermont, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s iEAR program, as well as the Graduate School of Architecture at Washington University at St Louis. He lives in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts with his wife, their two children and their puppy Roxy.