Say hello. If you would like to discuss a potential project, collaborate with me or simply have a creative chat get it touch.


+43 650 27 28 180
Ziegelofengasse 29 | 1050 Vienna | Austria

Strong design and execution in constant evolution.

Daniela Leitner works on style development with focus on non-conventional materials of visual approaches, no matter if traditional or digital. Having a background in advertising and strategy she believes in simple storytelling and a strong core idea.

Since 2014 Daniela collaborates with Salon Alpin and completes their craft department for animated and interdisciplinary handcrafted Projects. She loves to work alongside other people and is always interested in complementing a bigger team for a larger purpose.

Currently she works as a Visual Development Artist and Concept Sculptor in NYC for an upcoming Netflix Animation Feature.


Character Concept Sculpting

Creative Direction, Art Direction & illustration for visual communication

Artistic production & set design for installations, retail design, editorial & visual communication

Direction, style development & production for animation

talks and workshops

OFFF Vienna (Oct. 2018)
IFCC-Croatia (May 2018)
Ladies, Wine & Design - Vienna (March 2018)
Die Graphische / Making Of Nachsaison (Feb. 2018)
Learning Journey, Digitales Design (Feb. 2018)
2 Days Animation Festival / Nachsaison - Making Of (Nov. 2017)
Vienna Art Week - Departure Tour (Nov. 2017)
ÉCU-Filmfestival / SheShoots (April 2017)
Creative Mornings (Dec. 2016)


Essence (2017)
Wien Museum - Auf den ersten Blick (2016)
Art@Vent (2015)

FILM awards


Commercial awards 

CCA (Creative Club Austria): Silver Venus/category Art Direction, 2018

CCA (Creative Club Austria): Bronze Venus/category Digital Websites, Microsites, 2018

CCA (Creative Club Austria): Bronze Venus/category Animation, 2018

Cannes Silver Lion // Digital Craft - Video/Moving Image, 2017

CCA (Creative Club Austria): Gold Venus/category Animation, 2017

CCA (Creative Club Austria): Gold Venus/category Film Craft, 2017

CCA (Creative Club Austria): Silver Venus/category Music and Sound Design, 2017

CCP (Creative Club Portugal): Gold / Best Art Direction, 2017

CCP (Creative Club Portugal): Gold / Best Brand Film Entertainment, 2017

ADC Deutschland: Silver/category Animation, 2017

ADC Deutschland: Nomination Winner/categories Illustration, 2017


CCA Vienna: “Bronze Venus”/category Illustration, 2016

CCA Vienna: “Bronze Venus”/cat. Art Direction, 2016

 ADC Nachwuchswettbewerb – Daniela Leitner: Silver/category Illustration, 2016

CCA Vienna: Gold Venus/category Illustration, 2015

CCA Vienna: Gold Venus/category Art Direction, 2015

Reddot Award: Winner in Advertising Illustration, Advertising Film and Digital Campaign, 2015

Shortlisted Cannes Lions, 2015

ADC Deutschland: Silver/category Illustration, 2x Nomination Winner/categories Film and Animation, 2015

ADC Europe: Silver/category Illustration and Photography, 2x Nomination Winner/categories Graphic Design and Film & Radio, 2015

Selected client list 

Montblanc, Die Presse, Alfa Romeo, Der Tagesspiegel, Hotel Sacher, Princes - Vier Diamanten, Red Bull, Ströck, T-Mobile, ...  


Scholz & Friends, Traktor, Reichl & Partner, Ars Electronica Solutions, Ogilvy & Mather, Heimat, Mama said no, Virtual Identity, …