Leander Herzog

Visual Artist




84 Born in Zürich
03 Gestalterischer Vorkurs St.Gallen1
05 Visual Communication Institute/The Basel School of Design Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW2
06 HyperWerk Institute for Postindustrial Design Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW3
08 Bachelor of Arts4
09 Freelance Flash Dev5
10 Webdeveloper6
13 Independent Webdesigner/Developer
17 Interaction Developer at HV7 Italic8

Visual Artist, Web Designer and Creative Developer from St.Gallen, Switzerland. I design and build websites, applications and interactive things since 2007. I believe in Open Source, the web as a medium and the browser as a platform. Focused on corporate and personal websites, I also make images, visualize data and prototype digital products for individuals, agencies and businesses in art, advertising, consulting, design, education, events, fashion, finance, media, music, public relations and software:

Addie Wagenknecht, Atalanta Advertising, Birkhäuser+GBC, Boutique ROMA, Communications of the ACM, Eliane Bachenheimer Public Relations, Esquire Magazine Russia, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Five to Nine, Heilsarmee, Immersive, Insomnia Festival, Jung von Matt, Klangforscher, Lunchgate, Manual Creative, Marc Tamschick, Merz Akademie, Rufener Events, Ruth Erdt, Sceen Magazine, Taktil Software GmbH, The Pool Communications Consulting, Viktor Giacobbo, Weilanders, Dr. Joel Luc Cachelin’s Wissensfabrik, Wondros.

Code can {communicate, create, change and control|make, move and manipulate} {systems|all the things|us}. I write code to {design|build|create} {things|experiences|objects|ideas} and {automate|reproduce|augment} process. Because distribution is easy and attribution is hard. It can be executed, edited, searched and {scaled|sold}. {Ideas|Concepts|Thoughts} can be {encoded|translated|transformed|shared|spread|deployed} and run in another {context|place|situation} at a different {scale|time}, but still represent the {real thing|source|original}. {Code|A program} has no weight, {does not smell|never dries} and {is not sticky|doesn’t fade}; it is {not limited by|independent from} the angles of the human body and {delivers|enables} abstraction like nothing else.

I work with {great artists|your boss|your audience|the laziest homies}, {old ladies|yung economists}, {evil mathematicians|ex storytellers}, {actually creative directors|fashion hustlers}, {imaginary audiences|invisible budgets}, {oldskool programmers|mean project managers}, {executive scope creepers|busy consultants}, {photoshop bitches|professional liars} and {underground wizards|angry photographers}.

Recently I designed the websites for Viktor Giacobbo, Klangforscher, 5-9, Wondros Productions and Boutique Roma. Between client projects I make art and teach.

Get in touch to discuss your next website, make your brand move, unfuck your product, commission an artwork, free your data from that table or plan a workshop.


Please never stop doing what you’re doing so far.

yeah i started hallucinating pretty fast

Man, these are so fucking good.

too much precision? 5 sig figs is probably wasted on most displays.

I feel an interesting beauty on your works

I think I just found a new background image for my phone.

Great colours.

Those are beautiful

the gradients really sell it

love those colors!

love this style

whatever is going on there, it looks rad

next level

I should just set up a bot to like all your posts :)

super nice! WebGL?

Woah…I love this!

*keepin’ an eye on it.

dude that’s awesome!


D3 on another level.

looking sweet!

that’s beautiful!

Seriously! These are beautiful.

so amazing!

looking good!


your svg flipper has us intrigued!

in which purpose? Terribly awesome!

what sort of sorcery is this!?

  1. Gestalterischer Vorkurs, St.Gallen

  2. Visual Communication Institute, Basel

  3. Institut Hyperwerk, Basel

  4. FHNW Basel

  5. First Flash Page

  6. Nemuk Zürich Lunchgate Restaurant Portal

  7. Hinderling Volkart

  8. HV Italic

  9. WebGL 2

  10. WebAudioAPI 2

  11. CEST

  12. Progressive Web Application

  13. three.js

  14. D3.js

  15. AFrame

  16. Vue.js

  17. Wordpress

  18. Jekyll 2 3 4

  19. ACK

  20. Apache

  21. Bash

  22. Blender

  23. FFmpeg

  24. Firefox Nightly

  25. Git 2

  26. GNU coreutils

  27. Google Chrome Canary

  28. GPGTools

  29. Gulp.js

  30. ImageMagick

  31. ImageOptim

  32. Inkscape

  33. iTerm2

  34. Microsoft Edge

  35. MOSH

  36. Multitail

  37. MYSQL

  38. NodeJS

  39. OpenSSL

  40. Pass

  41. PHP

  42. Piwik

  43. Pixelmator

  44. Prettier

  45. Safari Technology Preview

  46. Termux

  47. Tor

  48. Ubuntu

  49. Vim

  50. VirtualBox

  51. Wget

  52. ws

  53. Oh my zsh

  54. Twitter

  55. Amazon Webservices

  56. Codepen

  57. Cyon Webhosting

  58. DuckDuckGO

  59. Fastmail

  60. Figma

  61. Github

  62. iwantmyname

  63. Let’s encrypt

  64. Linode 2

  65. Mailchimp

  66. PageSpeed Insights

  67. PureVPN

  68. Shadertoy

  69. Sketchfab

  70. Slack

  71. Stripe

  72. W3C Validator

  73. Webpage test

  74. SASS

  75. Javascript

  76. Flash

  77. Tumblr

  78. Actionscript

  79. Joshua Davis

  80. Processing

  81. Marius Watz

  82. VVVV

  83. ES6

  84. The Book of Shaders

  85. IPFS

  86. WebVR

  87. Websockets

  88. CSS grid spec

  89. Chrome Devtools

  90. Live Coding

  91. GLTF

  92. Components

  93. VTT