Portrait of the month
NAME: Leo Pihlblad
ROLE: 3D Artist
LIVE: Perth, Australia
What is your happy place?
In the ocean, among the waves on a hot summer’s day. 🌊
Falkenberg, LA or Perth?
Biarritz is my favorite place. 💙🤍❤️
City or beach?
Côte de Basque – Biarritz. 🏖
Digital or analogue?
Digital in work, analogue in life. 💻 🌅
Suit or shorts and t-shirt?
Suit after 6pm. 🕴
What do you love most about what you do at SWIFT?
The creativity and break boundaries with new ideas. 💡
How come you started doing animation and rendering?
It started as a side hobby from seeing other 3D artists. 🧑🎨
What skills are required to do your job?
Visual communication, knowledge of interior and exterior architecture, 3D modeling and graphics, light and material behavior. Video editing, and photography. And lastly, creativity and a good eye. 📷
Tips from the coach to someone dreaming of working with what you do?
Trial and error and a lot of YouTube tutorials. ▶️◀️
What does home mean to you?
Where we are together. 🤲🏼
What do you like the most about the SWIFT home lift?
The fact that you can choose different ways to make the lift personalized and make it fit your home. 🏘
Your favorite architecture style?
Modern, classic architecture. 🏛
How does a normal workday look like?
A normal workday starts pretty early, I look at my to-do list, and usually work for a couple of hours, then a pause to take a break. And then I continue work in the afternoon again when the Sweden office is open so I can be available. 📝
Your 3 daily routines?
Stretch, workout, and annoy my girlfriend. 🙆
What do you think is the most important in your work at SWIFT?
Making sure I represent the quality and the aesthetic of the products and company. 👌🏽
Your guilty pleasures?
Swedish candy abroad. 🍬
Your best travelling advice?
Don’t follow the herd, and don’t plan every day. Most fun things are usually happening in the spontaneous zone.
What’s on your bucket list?
Base jump from a mountain. 🪂
Your motto in life?
Whoever has the most experience when he dies, wins. 🏆
Your favorite means of movement besides SWIFT Home Lifts?
Up and down the face of a wave. 🏄♂️