Leon van Rooij studied animation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tilburg. He has worked as an art director, animator and VJ on commercials, projections and special events for several studios. He is the founder of Playgrounds International Digital Arts Festival and a former curator at the STRP Biennial in Eindhoven. He also advises institutions and organisations on post-digital culture.
Van Rooij teaches animation and interaction design at the bachelor and postgraduate departments of AKV|St.Joost.