Elay Neal Moses Leuthold was born in 1996 close to Zurich. He grew up outside the city. After finishing his secondary school focused on Communication & Information, he interned in a creative service production agency before starting his Design studies at ZHdK in 2019.
In 2020 Elay began working at AkutMag as a Video Producer and became a board member of the Conscious Influence Hub. His ventures include freelancing for a broad palette of clients, conceptionalizing and producing different moving image, photography or social media campaigns. Since March 2022 he is involved into the relaunch of SRF Virus. In July 2022 Elay graduated from his BA studies.
His personal work often comments on societal standards and the observations that come along. Often revolving around our perception. Other prjects may be heavily focused on authentic storytelling inside heavily curated displays. His work is influenced by his elder family members who are graphic artists and stone sculptors.
FIELDS OF WORK
ZHDK Förderpreis BA Design 2022
Eyes&Ears "Best SoMe Campaign" 2022
Nomination Prix Europa "Rising Star" 2022
Nomination B3 Biennale "Social Video" 2022
Nomination B3 Biennale "Social Video" 2020
Zurich Design Weeks 2022 / (CH)
PhotoSchweiz 2021 / (CH)
Collectif Gamine 2021 / (CH)
St.Gallen Textilmuseum 2020 / (CH)
B3 Biennale 2022 / (D)
B3 Biennale 2020 / (D)