Lena Podesta


Hi, I'm Lena. I work as an illustrator, animator, and story artist in beautiful, soggy Portland where I live with my husband and son. I create character driven work that is mostly sweet and a little bit wicked, like me.

I earned my BFA in Studio Art and my MFA in Animation from The University of California, Los Angeles. Since 2005 I have worked as an artist in the animation industry on various TV, commercial, and feature film projects.

I hope my work gives you a smile.

Past Work

The Simpsons Movie, 20th Century Fox, San Francisco 49ers, The Simpsons TV Show, Universal Studios, Klasky Csupo, Film Roman, Intel, Fishpeople Seafood, Xerox, Ernst & Young, Post Cereal, Hallmark, Willamette Week, Bent Image Lab, Epipheo Studios, Rad Girls, Farm Labs, Grack Films, Sugarshack Animation.

If you would like to hire me, or just say "hi", you can contact me at info@lenapodesta.com

For all children's book inquiries please contact Stephen Barr at Writers House