Lezz is more
My name is Lesley Blom, and I am an environmental artist based around the area of Rotterdam. I draw from my education in animation and urban design to create animations, illustrations and maps, with a strong focus on environments and worldbuilding where it all comes together!
The core of what I do with my work is visualizing narratives and connecting complex issues to create a unique concept that has a balance between science and art. The format for this narrative and concept can be an animation, illustration or even a map!
To end on a personal note: my favorite song is Lose Yourself by Eminem, a rap song that tells the personal struggle of Marshall Mathers masterfully. In terms of animation I love character driven stories that explore the personality of a character, because they help me reflect on my own reality. These types of animations feel like they try to make a difference and it’s fascinating that animation is able to make you feel understood on a personal level. The End of Evangelion and Bojack Horseman are two animations that influenced me the most as a person and artist.
2021 – Winning design proposal for a design competition of a playground in Tarwewijk, Rotterdam.
2022 – Graduated as Master of Animation at the AKV St. Joost – Master Institute of Visual Culture in ‘s Hertogenbosch
2020 – Graduated as Animator at the Willem the Kooning Acadamy in Rotterdam
2016 – Graduated as Urban Designer and Spatial Planner at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
2012 – Graduated as Interior Designer at the Da Vinci Academy for Secondary Vocational Education in Dordrecht