The man behind the Xavior SeaTurtle is Leo Griffin, a Brit living in the northern part of Denmark for 40+ years.
Graduated in Illustration and Visual Communication from Birmingham City University (1976) Leo has worked as Technical Illustrator, Graphic Designer and Art Director before concentrating on visual and product design.
Within visual design Leo has helped customers with identity work from overall brand development, names and logos, advertising and brochures to exhibitions and websites. Over the years he has won numerous Danish and international prizes, among others the European Design Annual “Certificate of Design Excellence”.
In parallel with his work within visual design Leo has had a lifelong interest in the arts – and he has been a practicing artist for nearly as long. Throughout the years he has carried out a long range of art-related assignments for customers, just as he produces not least pictorial art entirely on his own initiative.
Just to mention one of his international clients Leo has developed several lines of decorative art for Georg Jensen A/S, the world-renowned Danish company founded as a silversmith studio more than a century ago.