Leonardo Rodríguez was born on February 6th, 1969, in Tucupita, Venezuela. He moved to Caracas in 1987 to pursue drawing and illustration studies at the Instituto de Diseño de Caracas, where he taught junior and senior-level of Basic Drawing between 1993 and 1994. He started working in advertising in 1989 and left his responsibilities as Junior Art Director in 1993 (Agencia VAPRO, Caracas) to pursue his career as illustrator and drawing and illustrator teacher at the Prodiseño School of Visual Arts (Caracas,1994-2000) and the University José María Vargas (Caracas, 1999-2000).
As a Free-lance illustrator since 1993, he created and illustrated historical stamps for IPOSTEL (Venezuelan National Post Office) until 1998. He also participated in several artistic exhibitions in Caracas, and won an honorific award in the First Comic Exhibition of the Alliance Française, Caracas 1996.
In 1999 he became illustrator of one of the two most important newspapers in Venezuela El Nacional and its weekly magazine Todo en Domingo (editorial illustrations). He won the best caricaturist National Award in August 2001, acknowledged for his work in editorial illustrations in Todo en Domingo.
His first illustrated childrens book, Las medias de los flamencos (The Flamingos Socks), was published by El Nacional in November 2001. This book has been successfully welcomed in Caracas and in the International Book Exhibition in Guadalajara, Mexico (December 2001).
He moved to Paris, France in October 2001, where he continues to illustrate and design for various clients. In march 2002 he joined the team of illustrators of El Universal (the most important newspaper in the country togeteher with El Nacional). His current projects include two more childrens books with El Nacional Publishing.