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| About Leah Dankertson, Art Director & Designer
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An  art director + designer with over ten years professional experience in digital, editorial, marketing, retail, and studio environments.


I’m also a collaborative leader who thrives in roles and projects that highlight my passion for storytelling, concept creation and proven skills in typography, publication layout, photo-editing, and illustration.


You’ll find me drinking way too many decaf 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.

  • Living in… Seattle, WA
  • Watching…old episodes of Parks & Rec and nail-biting episodes of Stranger Things.
  • Listening…to the West Wing Weekly podcast and the summery sounds of Wild Belle’s “Dreamland”
  • Drinking…Onyx Coffee Lab Decaf Colombian Huila


(While I love designing pretty much everything from logos to brand campaigns, these are some of my absolute favorites…)


Publications! Books, Magazines…the printed page is one of my favorite canvases. Experimenting with new layouts, finding ways to excite and surprise the reader, and showcasing the amazing talents of photographers, artists, stylists, and writers (to name a few), is what gets me jumping out of bed in the morning and super jazzed to work into the wee hours of the night.


Social Media & Blog Content! Whether it’s capturing a styled food or travel shot on my iPhone or putting my personal (and often hand-lettered) stamp on an Instagram post or blog photo, I love the freedom and potential that the online space provides to work fast, take risks creatively, and have fun telling stories in real time.


Illustration & Hand Lettering! I am an artist at heart and enjoy when a project gives me the opportunity to get out the brush pens, watercolor palette, or any other type of drawing medium.  Not only does it give me the chance to “play” but I also get to make something for my client that is one of a kind.