About me

I grew up being heavily inspired by graffiti art and skateboarding; my passion for creativity started to develop from an early age. Transforming movement from skateboarding into keyframes was a comfortable transition.
Skateboard Leon Nikoo
I then worked with large brands and clients, transcribing this experience into moving typography and more. In my early career, I worked for M&C Saatchi and quickly gained experience of what life in the advertising world was. In 2013 I won the 15 second film competition by Samsung and had my work displayed on the screens in Picadilly circus.
 award
Shortly after, I spent considerable time in Amesterdam and Australia before returning to work as a freelancer in UK. In 2017 I was awarded the top London based Freelance Motion Graphic designer by YunoJuno.
YunoJuno Award 2018 Leon Nikoo
Since then, I have worked on several projects such as the intro to guided meditation for Headspace and self-published a book titled People and places of South America.
South America Painting
My mission is to keep creating engaging content with a voice, that tells a story or changes your perspective. Life is there for living and pushing the boundaries, so we need to keep creating and keep giving for good.

Values

A positive contribution

I want to think that my work would have a positive contribution to the world. Whether it be working for sustainable brands, a good startup, a charity. Each year I donate 15% of my time to helping a charity. If you would like to work together, get in touch.

Happiness

There is nothing more rewarding than creating work that creates an emotion of happiness: a smile, laughter or a thought-provoking reaction. Working with headspace to help peoples mental health was the perfect project.

Collaboration

Over the years, I have worked with many different clients and studios. When it works, it works, and there is no better feeling than working side by side, as a unit and in harmony. If it doesn't make you proud, don't show the crowd.

Freedom

I have explored many countries and have brought back a wealth of experiences. This channels into my work, taking inspiration from many different backgrounds and cultures.
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