Leandro Banak

Studio Lead Artist at Gameloft South-East Asia

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Leandro's bio

+10 Years of experience in different positions within the IT industry. Positive mind set, hands-on personality, self-motivated and dedicated. Always focused on finding the best results with the highest production quality. Possessing different skills certified by previous experiences such as Management, Production, Leadership, Training, App Design, Digital Design, UI UX: Interface Design and User Experience, Web and Wap Design. Reliable, open minded, pressure management, communicative and sociable.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Studio Lead Artist

Gameloft South-East Asia

2012 - 2014

User Interface Artist & Trainer

Gameloft South-East Asia

2001 - 2013

Web Designer

bnkestudio

2009 - 2012

Ecommerce Design Producer

Gameloft

2008 - 2009

Wap Design Lead

Gameloft

2007 - 2008

Wap Designer

Gameloft

2004 - 2006

Business Manager

Morelia Restaurant

2002 - 2003

Administrative Coordinator

Tecnograss

Studio Lead Artist

Gameloft South-East Asia

Managing, Recruiting, Coaching and Supervising the team of graphic artists in Saigon Studio for HTML5, Android, iOS creation projects, as well as any other activity deployed later on based on the market needs. To help concerned Producers with technical issues, ensuring quality game assets as well as team development. Responsible for graphical production. In charge of all user interface matters at Studio Level as long as creating assets for games, sites and applications on development. Provide technical support and delegate work to team members. Managed Leads, Supervisors and Artist. Relocate and manage team resources. Evaluate team member's performance. Organization, follow-up and Problem-solving. Strong initiative. Top management responsibilities. Give necessary training and guidance. Inspire, motivate and mentor. Report. Ensure high quality. Plan ahead. Build and maintain high team spirit. Communication competencies: Sociability, negotiation, conflict management, and decision-making. Ask and give quality feedback. Responsible for recruiting talented artists and conducting interviews.

User Interface Artist & Trainer

Gameloft South-East Asia

Working closely with local artists giving guidance and training. Team management, Team Leadership. Delivering graphical assets to local and external producers in headquarters. Working for more than one project at the same time. UI, User Interface Design. UX, User Experience Research, Layout, Style. Planning, Tasking, Accomplishment. Team Management. Problem Solving.

Web Designer

bnkestudio

Freelance Web Design Hosting

Ecommerce Design Producer

Gameloft

Producer of the Design Department (+10 People) inside the eCommerce department (+200 People) in Gameloft Argentina (+400 People). Delivering assets in time and with quality standards for worldwide market game releases. Close contact with Marketing department locally and externally. Salary and Bonus Management. Production reports. Performance reports. Team producer and project management.

Wap Design Lead

Gameloft

Wap Designer

Gameloft

Designer

Business Manager

Morelia Restaurant

Comencé trabajando como camarero y luego de demostrar mis aptitudes fui ascendido a Jefe de Salón en el cual me mantuve por 2 años. Morelia tiene 4 Restauranes en Buenos Aires y 1 en Barcelona.

Administrative Coordinator

Tecnograss

Projects

Take a look at a few of my favorite projects I’ve started or been a part of during the course of my career.

Oasis - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Transporter - Russia - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Deezer - USA - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Tank Battles Freemium HD+

Catch That Dragon

Minion Rush - Despicable Me - Watch

NOVA 3 Ads - iOS

Maze Runner - Germany - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Peter Pan - USA - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

DU - UAE - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Green Farm 3

AirBerlin - Germany - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Oasis - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Transporter - Russia - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Deezer - USA - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Tank Battles Freemium HD+

Supporting in UI work. Create fakescreens and UI elements.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLs1p2pKS_c

Video

Catch That Dragon

Support 3D work.

Video

Minion Rush - Despicable Me - Watch

NOVA 3 Ads - iOS

Maze Runner - Germany - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Peter Pan - USA - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

DU - UAE - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Green Farm 3

AirBerlin - Germany - Rich Media Interactive - Advertising Solutions

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Mobile Games

Video Games

Game Development

Casual Games

User Interface

User Interface Design

Game Design

Level Design

Web Design

Multiplayer

Web Games

Social Games

Gameplay

Team Leadership

Team Management

Marketing

Mobile Game Development

Flash

iPhone

E-commerce

(Full professional proficiency)

(Native or bilingual proficiency)

(Elementary proficiency)

(Elementary proficiency)

Mobile Applications

Mobile Devices

Mobile Design

PS3

Computer Games

Texturing

Zbrush

Wii

WAP

Project Planning

Project Management

Game Balance

User Experience

Tortoise SVN

Interaction Design

User Experience Design

Game Art

Photoshop

Illustrator

Banners

Graphic Design

Website Development

Layout

Wireframes

Adobe Creative Suite

Wacom Tablet

Web Development

Management

Android

Graphics

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Sylvain Baudry

Senior Director of Advertising USA at Gameloft

I have worked with Leandro in Argentina during several years.
He has always been very responsive and efficient with a strong team spirit.
Leandro is someone who tries to organize the way things are done by implement / proposing new processes to help projects be better managed and delivered.
He is also a person who always tries to find solutions and does not only see the half-empty glass.
And of course a great designer!!

Candice de Place

LEAD DIGITAL PROGRAM MANAGER at Pyramid-Consulting (PyCo)

Leandro is a trustworthy and dedicated person. He is very open-minded, always willing to improve, to accept comment on his work, and consider different ideas. Working with him was a real pleasure thanks to his pro-activeness and his very strong team spirit. In more than a year i never had any conflict with Leandro or issue with his work. He is one of those rare person who are always looking forward, solution oriented and truly happy to receive feedback for the good of a project and a team.

Miguel De Nicola

Freelance Designer

Leandro is a very proactive project manager, he manage multiple project worldwide.

The experience and skills he has results in creative, quickly and effective solutions.

He is an excellent team partner.

Ariel Levit

Diseñador WEB en Digiral-Blend

Trabajar con Leandro en Gameloft fue una gran experiencia. El trabajo fue fluido, hubo una gran dinámica. Leandro es una persona responsable, sabe escuchar a su equipo, tiene buena capacidad para llevar adelante un grupo, planteo claramente los objetivos a seguir y la manera perfecta de llevarlos a cabo, y supo hacer crecer el área de diseño de manera considerable.

Alexis Denancé

Lead Producer - Gameloft

I've worked with Leandro on Catch That Dragon!
All along the project, he brought his expertise in the service of the game, always proposing clear and simple interfaces.
He always answered positively to criticism - when there were any - and he anticipated the needs of improvement by providing alternative solutions.

Hernán Cañizo

HR Consultant

Leandro a sabido crecer aprovechando las oportunidades de mejora dentro de la empresa para fortalecer el equipo que tenía a cargo en Buenos Aires, acompañándolo a mejorar la calidad de la producción e innovando creativa y positivamente en el manangement.
Su determinación y profesionalismo lo han llevado a trasladarse a uno de nuestros estudios en Vietnam en donde caitaliza actualmente su trayectoria profesional ampliándola y enriqueciéndola.

Fabrice Navrez

HQ Producer at Gameloft

Leandro is a hard-working person, really dedicated and passionate about his job.

I had the opportunity to work with him on Tank Battles (iOS Game) and he did a great work to improve the whole User Interface design of this game. He had a true and positive role in this project, to make a great final product.

Juan Miguel Serrano

Product Owner at OLX

Leandro is an excellent professional in addition to being a great person. He is very organized and always respect the deadlines he gaves. He is always available and he always propose possible solutions to the problems encountered during development. It was a pleasure to work with him.

Zen Chip

GFX Department Head - Gameloft SA1

I'm working with Leandro in the mobile game creation project and feel very happy about his quality, attitude, responsibility. He is extremely good in project management and very motivate, friendly.

Maximiliano Canestro

Servicios profesionales en NeuralSoft

Leandro is a great professional, with solid knowledge in their area and working and leadership group. He has been an excellent partner and someone you can trust when it comes to achieving goals.

Giang Le (Leo)

Leader at The Fox Returns

I worked with Leandro about 1 year, for a big project. He showed his attitude, passion and carefully for the work. He can handle many task, request, project in the same time and always try to make the best result.
I hope we can work together again in the future.

German Marcelo Caceres

Software Architect

He tenido el gusto de trabajar a la par con Leandro, en equipos complementarios para el área de E-commerce de Gameloft y Siempre nos brindo apoyo y soluciones ágiles en el trabajo diario. Muestra un grandes cualidades para la administración de grupos de trabajo y principalmente un talento extraordinario para el diseño, sin dejar de mencionar su gran su gran calidez humana.

Por estas y muchas mas razones recomiendo ampliamente a Leandro.

Maximiliano Rodriguez

Worldwide Windows Deployment Manager (Bucharest, Romania) at Gameloft

Always with a positive approach on things, Leandro shined to organize both Wap and Web Design teams in order to cope with the expectations / needs. Friendly and open-minded, he has a fast-driven personality that makes him a good manager appreciated by his team

Candice Delhom - de Place

managed Leandro at Gameloft South-East Asia

Leandro is a trustworthy and dedicated person. He is very open-minded, always willing to improve, to accept comment on his work, and consider different ideas. Working with him was a real pleasure thanks to his pro- activeness and his very strong team spirit. In more than a year i never had any conflict with Leandro or issue with his work. He is one of those rare person who are always looking forward, solution oriented and truly happy to receive feedback for the good of a project and a team.

Alexis Denancé

worked directly with Leandro at Gameloft South-East Asia

I've worked with Leandro on Catch That Dragon! All along the project, he brought his expertise in the service of the game, always proposing clear and simple interfaces. He always answered positively to criticism - when there were any - and he anticipated the needs of improvement by providing alternative solutions.

Fabrice Navrez

worked directly with Leandro at Gameloft South-East Asia

Leandro is a hard-working person, really dedicated and passionate about his job. I had the opportunity to work with him on Tank Battles (iOS Game) and he did a great work to improve the whole User Interface design of this game. He had a true and positive role in this project, to make a great final product.

Zen Chip

worked directly with Leandro at Gameloft South-East Asia

I'm working with Leandro in the mobile game creation project and feel very happy about his quality, attitude, responsibility. He is extremely good in project management and very motivate, friendly.

Giang Le (Leo)

was with another company when working with Leandro at Gameloft South-East Asia

I worked with Leandro about 1 year, for a big project. He showed his attitude, passion and carefully for the work. He can handle many task, request, project in the same time and always try to make the best result. I hope we can work together again in the future.

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I have worked with Leandro in Argentina during several years. He has always been very responsive and efficient with a strong team spirit. Leandro is someone who tries to organize the way things are done

Sylvain Baudry

worked with Leandro at Gameloft

I have worked with Leandro in Argentina during several years. He has always been very responsive and efficient with a strong team spirit. Leandro is someone who tries to organize the way things are done by implement / proposing new processes to help projects be better managed and delivered. He is also a person who always tries to find solutions and does not only see the half-empty glass. And of course a great designer!!

Ariel Levit

reported to Leandro at Gameloft

Trabajar con Leandro en Gameloft fue una gran experiencia. El trabajo fue fluido, hubo una gran dinámica. Leandro es una persona responsable, sabe escuchar a su equipo, tiene buena capacidad para llevar adelante un grupo, planteo claramente los objetivos a seguir y la manera perfecta de llevarlos a cabo, y supo hacer crecer el área de diseño de manera considerable.

Hernán Cañizo

managed Leandro indirectly at Gameloft

Leandro a sabido crecer aprovechando las oportunidades de mejora dentro de la empresa para fortalecer el equipo que tenía a cargo en Buenos Aires, acompañándolo a mejorar la calidad de la producción e innovando creativa y positivamente en el manangement. Su determinación y profesionalismo lo han llevado a trasladarse a uno de nuestros estudios en Vietnam en donde caitaliza actualmente su trayectoria profesional ampliándola y enriqueciéndola.

Juan Miguel Serrano

worked with Leandro at Gameloft

Leandro is an excellent professional in addition to being a great person. He is very organized and always respect the deadlines he gaves. He is always available and he always propose possible solutions to the problems encountered during development. It was a pleasure to work with him.

Maximiliano Canestro

worked with Leandro at Gameloft

Leandro is a great professional, with solid knowledge in their area and working and leadership group. He has been an excellent partner and someone you can trust when it comes to achieving goals.

German Marcelo Caceres

worked with Leandro at Gameloft

He tenido el gusto de trabajar a la par con Leandro, en equipos complementarios para el área de E-commerce de Gameloft y Siempre nos brindo apoyo y soluciones ágiles en el trabajo diario. Muestra un grandes cualidades para la administración de grupos de trabajo y principalmente un talento extraordinario para el diseño, sin dejar de mencionar su gran su gran calidez humana. Por estas y muchas mas razones recomiendo ampliamente a Leandro.

Maximiliano Rodriguez

managed Leandro at Gameloft

Always with a positive approach on things, Leandro shined to organize both Wap and Web Design teams in order to cope with the expectations / needs. Friendly and open-minded, he has a fast-driven personality that makes him a good manager appreciated by his team

Miguel De Nicola

managed Leandro at Gameloft

Leandro is a very proactive project manager, he manage multiple project worldwide. The experience and skills he has results in creative, quickly and effective solutions. He is an excellent team partner.

Florian Richard

previously working as a Game Economy Designer at Gameloft, Vietnam

I was working for a year with Leandro on Catch That Dragon, a great mobile game. Even though this was a tough and long project, Leandro always kept a positive attitude. He is harworking and always shows a great passion for game making. He can lead a team, manage projects, and his great at UI/UX design. I wish we can work again together in the near future.

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

Universidad de Buenos Aires

2004 - 2005

Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte

Licenciatura en Actuación

2001 - 2004

Colegio Piaget

Bilingual and Multilingual Education

1996 - 2000

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Vietnam

+84902541197

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