Nicolas Lesaffre (Nikopicto)

Nicolas Lesaffre is a HK-Based French multidisciplinary award winning artist, his art spans a variety of media, including Digital art/NFT, Animation, and Art Toy.

Nicolas initially pursued a successful career as a commercial artist for global brands and clients.

Brimming with unique design and character animation, the surreal scenes he creates are saturated with eye catching elements and attention grabbing characters that will assure you’re seeing something new and unique.

Over the years Nicolas has created a colorful palette of films, illustration, projection mapping, augmented reality, and IP creation in Paris, London, Los Angeles and since 10 years in Hong Kong under the label of his creative animation studio, Nikopicto.

Nicolas’s latest IP creations include Hug the K (arttoys/music/skateboard), GoingApe  (NFT/metaverse/arttoys) , Wuen (kids animation), and Shiny the squirrel (toys/Mall licencing) His animation works have been shortlisted and screening in accumulated ~100+ worldwide film festivals.  

Nicolas has over a hundred collaborations with brands such as Gucci, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Wechat, Nissan, Hasbro, BNP, VW, American Express, Mc Donald's, Hong Kong Land, CCTV, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Singapore Tourism Board, to name a few. 

Nicolas’s artwork has been awarded and showcased in many international film festivals and publications such as Shots Magazine, Luerzer’s Archive, Motionographer, Stash Media, Cannes Lions Festival, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Australian International Animation Festival, etc..

Participating designers
Mizola Ma
Pat Lee
Ma Fai
Husky Kevin
Foon Wong
Wilson Ma
Felix Ip
Jeffery Yau
Lam Pei
Micky Mic
Nicolas Lesaffre
Ryan Lee
Spooky Work
Steven Choi