Leonid Shmelkov was born in 1982, in Moscow.
2005 - graduated from Moscow State University of Printing, Graphic Arts department
Since 2005, participating in exhibitions, drawing pictures in children's magazines, illustrating books.
Since 2007 - a member of the Commonwealth of illustrators' "Magic Saw"
In 2009 graduated from School-studio "SHAR" on a specialty director of animation films.
Currently working as a director, designer and animator, as well as drawing illustrations for children's books and making workshops with children.