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Amazon.comArt Direction View Project
Illustration + LetteringDesign / Illustration View Project
University Book StoreArt Direction / Design View Project
PortraitPhotography View Project
Kindle & FireArt Direction View Project
Books Are Our PassionArt Direction / Design / Photography View Project
MobilePhotography View Project
Logo + BrandingArt Direction / Design View Project
DCC Membership BookDesign / Photography View Project
Print & Digital Design
Book | Editorial | Advertising | Brand Identity | Logo Design | Brochure & Catalogue | Email Marketing | Social Media | Packaging | Website & Blog Consultation
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Digital | Pen & Ink | Hand Lettering | Watercolor | Textures
“Great things are done by a series of smaller things brought together.”Vincent Van Gogh
“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”Albert Einstein
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”Georgia O'Keeffe
“Design is thinking made visual.”Saul Bass
“Design is the silent ambassador of your brand.”Paul Rand
Great stories happen to those who can tell them.Ira Glass
“Marketing without design is lifeless, and design without marketing is mute.”Von R. Glitschka
“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”Julia Child
My name is Leah Dankertson (Dank·ert·son) and I am a creative freelancer based out of Seattle. I have over 10 years of experience in art, design, and photography.
I’ve had the privilege to work with such fine folks as Amazon.com, Fonté Coffee Roasters, The Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and University Book Store and have had my work featured in such fine publications as Seattle Magazine and Wine Spectator. I love working with people and brands that are passionate about the story they have to tell, who love the collaboration process as much as I do, and are eager to take bold and creative chances.
Outside of the “office” you’ll find me drinking way too many americanos, cooking dinners for friends, singing at the top of my lungs while sitting in traffic, being Jimmy Fallon’s #1 fan, dreaming of the next place I want to travel, and thinking of more art I could be making.
Hey all! I’m heading out to DC and NYC for the next week and thought it would be fun to leave you with five things that have been inspiring, super helpful, funny, cool or well…all of the above! Have a great sunny week! 1. In Pieces You will be mesmerized by the illustration and interaction…
So I just started “DIY Coaching for Creatives” by the lovely gals over at Braid Creative and one of the things we get each week is a theme. I thought it could be fun to share this weeks theme – Be Here Now – in illustration form, along with some of the notes I jotted…
Thankful today for those who have and are still sacrificing and serving our country well and grateful for the legacy of military service in my own family.
I’m posting this week’s Freelance Life post a little late, but I didn’t want to miss sharing with you some of the books, blogs, articles, and videos that I’ve turned to inspire creativity and to teach me about this bizness of running a business. Books Creative, Inc.: The Ultimate Guide to Running a Successful Freelance Business…
The last time I wrote a Freelance Life post I had left you guys at the bottom of a metaphorical pit. Erm…sorry about that. To be completely honest, that’s where I had found myself at the time. In a pit of my own making – endlessly comparing myself to other freelancers and artists who had…
Today I thought I’d tell you a little story… Once upon a time there was a humble freelancer named Pixel. Pixel wakes up one day to her alarm. She presses the snooze button once…er…okay…two times (but who’s counting, right?). Today she jumps out of bed, bright, eager, and ready to take on the day and…