Steve Leeper

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Steve has produced short films using pixilation, stop-motion, digital cutouts and drawn animation. 

Steve was a freelance animator while leading workshops for the Chicago Children’s International Film Festival and teaching at Columbia College.   

Steve went on to Big Idea Productions to head up their 3D Layout department.  He contributed to many videos including the feature film Jonah: a VeggieTales Movie.  Later on Steve was one of the founding faculty of Digital Media Arts at Huntington University where as Director of Animation he helped students produce award-winning animation for over a decade.   

This fall Steve will join the Department of Art and Design at Central Michigan State University to begin building a new animation program.   You can see examples of his personal and commercial work on his JSL Studio/Vimeo page and view progress on his Br. Thomas project at