Leonard Teo
Leonard Teo
CEO, ArtStation
The Metaverse, Canada


I work with a great team to impact artists' lives.
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  • CEO at ArtStation
    Montreal, Canada
    April 2014 - Present

    ArtStation is the showcase platform for art & design. Reaching millions of people and loved by most professional games, film, media & entertainment artists & designers.

  • Director at Ballistiq
    Montreal, Canada
    April 2011 - Present

    Ballistiq builds platforms that transform industries and impacts lives.



    ArtStation is the leading showcase platform for creative professionals in games, film, media & entertainment.

    Ballistiq Professional Services


    Clients have included: Autodesk, Nvidia, Epic Games, Pixar Animation Studios, Riot Games, Toon Boom Animation, Luxion, Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Allegorithmic, CGarchitect, FZD School of Design, Cru, LeaderImpact, and more.

  • Product Marketing Manager at Autodesk
    Montreal, Canada
    November 2008 - November 2009

    Following the Autodesk acquisition of Softimage, I became Product Marketing and Games Industry Marketing Manager for Autodesk Games, an industry-focused group specializing in the games. Responsible for product marketing for Autodesk middleware technology, as well as games industry marketing for all Autodesk software related to video games.

    Products shipped:

    - Autodesk Softimage 7.5

    - Autodesk Softimage Mod Tool 7.5

    - Autodesk Kynapse 6 AI middleware

    - Autodesk HumanIK 4 character animation middleware

  • Product Marketing Manager at Softimage
    Montreal, Canada
    October 2006 - November 2008

    Product Marketing Manager for all Softimage products including SOFTIMAGE|XSI, Face Robot, CAT and Mod Tool. Softimage was acquired by Autodesk in November 2008, and I continued my role there as Product Marketing Manager.

    Products shipped:



    - SOFTIMAGE|XSI Mod Tool


    - Face Robot 1.8

    - Alienbrain 7.5

    - Alienbrain 8.0 & 8.1

  • Founder at CGSociety / Ballistic Publishing
    Adelaide, Australia
    December 2001 - September 2006

    Founded CGSociety.org and Ballistic Publishing. CGSociety.org is the leading community of digital artists. Ballistic Publishing produces fine digital art books.

    Products / Books shipped:

    - EXPOSÉ 1

    - D'artiste - Digital Painting

    - EXPOSÉ 2

    - The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants

    - Vesage - the book of the Visual Effects Society (VES)

    - Grand Space Opera

    - MachineFlesh


    - D'artiste - Character Modeling

    - D'artiste - Matte Painting

    - EXPOSÉ 3



    - EXPOSÉ 4

  • Conference Chair at 3D Festival
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    July 2002 - May 2004

    Conference Chair and Event Manager for 3D Festival in Copenhagen for two events - 2003 and 2004. 3D Festival was Europe's largest festival for 3D animation, visual effects, games and visualization with over 5,000 attendees.