Viviane Leezer

Illustrator & Animator / Illustrative designer



About me

Viviane Leezer is an independent illustrator & Animator based in leiden. Design is her passion and visual language is her tool for commercial work. Currently she works under her own name Viviane Leezer Illustrations (aka Studio VLI in short). Viviane creates distinct entertaining animations & illustrations designed to communicate and promote products, campaigns, information and companies themselves. Her artwork consists of story driven concepts executed with dynamic, warm and personal hand drawn designs. She has worked with clients such as Singel Uitgeverijen, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, Nrc de week, Profielen magazine, Ministerie van Financiën, Beeldtijd & TED-Ed and collaborated with animation studio's such as Eyesupply, Submarine channel & Beeldtijd.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Tvpaint
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Laser Cutting
  • Print Design

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • The School of Life

    The School of Life

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Work history


Dec 2016 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Directed and animated the animation "What will (probably) happen to you at Work“.




Mar 2016 - May 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Freelance
  • Directed and animated the animation "The otherworldly creatures in the ocean's deepest depths - Lidia Lins"



Submarine Channel

Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Worked on the Book trailer for Boek 256 Seconden by Robert van Fijden ( Worked together with Submarine Channel Client: Singel Uitgeverijen


Animation Storyboard Artist


Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Freelance
  • Worked on the animation project "Verzet" Based on an interview of a woman living in Bergen op Zoom who lived during WWII, the short focuses on her living in a dangerous environment, trying to keep her family and house a safe place. This animation was featured at the Liberty festival Brabant at the presentation of ' Drawn, Brabant eyewitnesses 70 years after the war '. During the liberty festival in Den Bosch was a mobile cinema and in it were a selection of the short animated films to see (Foundation Beeldtijd: Each movie takes three minutes. It was a continuous performance. You can walk in and out. The animation was also aired on the Dutch TV channel: Omroep Brabant


Concept Artist


Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Freelance


Creative Intern


Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • Internship




Driving Dutch Design

Jan 2017
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1 year training for a selected group of Dutch designers on entrepreneurship. Sponsored by ABN Amro, BNO & Dutch Design Week.


Master of Animation

AKV|St.Joost, Breda

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Breda, Netherlands


Bachelor of Arts Graphic Design and Illustration

The Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Minor Digital Craft / Autonomous Practice


Tertiary Preparation Course

Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL) | KABK

Sep 2008 - Jun 2010
  • The Hague, Netherlands