Become a 2D animator.
Get hired in a studio.


My name is Leandro Mello, and I am a 2D animator living in Canada.

I worked for animated projects in Brazilthe Netherlands and here in Canada. Here, my first project was a feature-length movie, the second one was a series that is a hit on Netflix, and the third one just premiered on Netflix on September, 2019.

If you’re reading this page, it’s probably for one of these two reasons:

  • You have been in one of my workshops series.

  • You have talent, but probably had no time, money or opportunity to get formal education in animation.


Or both.

Either way, you want to get into the industry as an animator, but maybe you have no portfolio and no idea of how to get in.

That’s why you’re here. I want to increase your chances of getting hired.

So I created:

How does it work?

We’ll work together for a few months, one-on-one, to develop a one-minute portfolio with scenes that reflect your unique skills and personality.

We’ll train a few basic skills, plan our scenes, and immediately put those skills to good use.

You’ll receive a few theme ideas to explore. Traditional, cut-out, effects, creatures etc. You’ll learn a lot as you go.

And, by the time your portfolio is ready, you’ll be ready for the industry as well.

Plus, if your portfolio looks really outstanding, I’ll refer you to studios in town!

Having worked for studios in three different countries, I know what they look for in your presentation material. And you are going to deliver just that.

Interesting! How much?


That will depend on several factors, including how much training in animation you already have, how much you need to learn, how long we’ll be training for, etc.

Sign up with your email on the bottom of this page, and we’ll schedule an in-person meeting to assess your skills, preferences and availability, and come up with a value.

One thing is for sure:

Why choose the 2D Animation Portfolio Program?

  • It’s faster than a school: a few months instead of a whole year, and you might end up already employed!

  • It’s cheaper than a school: how convenient is that, eh? And as soon as you get hired, you’ll have your money back in the first few months.

  • It’s more focused than a school: you will learn animation. Straight on. No other distracting or boring disciplines you never chose.

I’m so in! How do I sign up?


Just write your email address on the field below and hit that Sign up button!

And I will follow up with the next steps.

Also, make sure you check out the 
Leandro Mello Anima Facebook page!

Welcome to The 2D Animation Portfolio Program.

Let’s create life.