I am an accomplished graphic design professional and creative leader adept at working from start to finish within the creative process. I offer innovative approaches to any project, while maintaining flexibility and dedication. I own a strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud programs, excellent production habits, multi-tasking expert, typographical wizard, digital asset management guru, and immaculate proofreading. I've entered the realm of animated social media and video editing.
And oh, did I mention I love infographics? I am a lover of icons!
In my spare time I create large abstract paintings, organize my junk drawers, do summer gardening, hike around Vermont, get giddy over thunderstorms, watch anything Star Wars, and haul my 11-year old hockey goalie to practice and games. My favorite toy is my Dymo labeler!
My design heroes are Paul Rand, Jamie Reid, Steve Jobs, John Heartfield, and the Italian Futurists.
I dislike ticks, litter, coconut, typos, and bad design.
“I’ve collaborated with Lesley on a large annual communications project for the past four years. She is a talented, meticulous designer, a deft art director, plus an absolute pleasure to work with. She sweats the details and has a keen grasp of what works and what doesn’t. In addition to graphic design and art direction, Lesley also has the ability to create exceptional infographics which communicate information seamlessly.”
,“It’s a pleasure to work with Lesley. She is smart, quick and an incredibly talented designer. I have personally worked on projects with Lesley for more than 15 years and I can attest to her professionalism, her drive, and her talent.”
“The beauty of working with a truly creative person is when, after describing even just hazy ideas of what you want in your design, she produces images that resonate. The color, the coherent look - an enduring image to build on.”
“Lesley’s personality, organizational skills, and acute attention to detail made her ideal for this position. Lesley has outstanding design and concepting skills, she has a keen instinct to accurately understand the client’s needs and objectives, and clearly translate those objectives into inspired, cutting edge creative solutions and on-target messaging.
“Her ability to understand our needs and apply insight and unbridled creativity always brings graphical life and visual impact to our facts and figures. Lesley’s attention to detail and overall organizational skills enable her to interpret complex data sets/charts/graphs and convert them into highly original, engaging new formats.”
"Over the weekend I got a draft of the town report and just wanted to say you’ve done a brilliant job! Thanks for all your work on improving it, this needed to happen a long time ago. Thanks also for using your professional skills to help the town, it is greatly appreciated. This is night and day different."
"In 2020 the pandemic tested our ability to engage with our customers. You were a big part of a global cross functional team which developed solutions in our new virtual reality. You have provided Waters with a platform to engage with customers and position us for success in 2021."
“Your designs are always beautiful and we simply couldn't have completed this launch and garnered so many registrants for the event without you. We are incredibly appreciative of your flexibility to help send the right messages, at the right time, to the right audience – in very beautiful and engaging ways, as always!”
“Thank you Lesley for going above and beyond your normal work to provide image assets and helping to solve challenges during the migration of 1,200 application notes.”
“Thank you for going above and beyond to help get the event collateral designed, reviewed, and printed in time for the show. Amazing work in a very narrow window! Your contributions allow us to showcase several upcoming products in advance of their official launch; allowing us to gauge interest, obtain pre-launch leads, and showcase new technologies at an important automation show.”
"Wow, Lesley! I am impressed with your creativity, skills, and productivity! Your work is beautiful."