About

Leila Singleton is an award-winning graphic designer and art director based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Her work appears in over a dozen books and magazines, and has been exhibited in such diverse locations as Times Square and Kharkov, Ukraine. Specialty: Design solutions that consider business and communication strategies in tandem with opportunities for creative innovation.

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///// DESIGN AWARDS ///// GD USA Magazine: American Graphic Design Award (x7) Creative Quarterly 44: Runner-up Graphis Poster Annual: Merit (x4) Graphis Advertising Annual 2018: Merit Award GD USA Magazine: American Inhouse Design Award (x2) Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts: Davey Silver Award (x2) Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts: Communicator Award of Distinction (x3) ONE Condoms Design Contest: Winner + Judge's Pick ONE Condoms: Named a Design All-Star, invited to create packaging illustration ///// WORKS PUBLISHED IN ///// • 1000 Handmade Greetings • Basic Logos • Big Book of Green Design • Big Book of Logos 5 • Business Cards 1: Bright Ideas from Around the World • Design DNA: Logos • GD USA Jul/Aug 2012 • GD USA Nov/Dec 2013 • GD USA Nov/Dec 2014 • GD USA Nov/Dec 2015 • GD USA Dec 2016 • Graphis Poster Annual 2018 • Green Graphics • Logos 2: Bright Ideas in Logo Design from Around the World • My Own Business Card #2 • Really Good Logos Explained ///// DESIGN EXHIBITIONS ///// 2010: Society of Typographic Aficionados' TypeCon Poster Show (Los Angeles, CA) 2009: 4th Block VII International Triennial of Eco-Poster (Kharkov, Ukraine) 2007: Graphic Responses / 15th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition (online) 2006: AIGA’s Urban Forest Project (Times Square, New York City) ///// FEATURES + INTERVIEWS ///// CareerContessa.com: "How to Build a Career as a Freelance Graphic Designer in a Big City" (7/7/16) Foldfactory.com: “Super-cool Fold of the Week” (9/4/14) PsPrint blog: "Hot Off the Press" (6/21/12) UPrinting blog: “17 Great Travel Brochure Examples Fit for Globetrotters” (1/26/11) Fort Collins Now newspaper: "Prettying Up Times Square" (10/11/06) Savannah College of Art & Design Chronicle newspaper: “Alumna’s Career Soars in Mountain States” (7/28/06)

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PAST American Institute of Graphic Arts, Art Directors Club, Colorado Poets Association, Type Directors Club CURRENT TypeThursdaySF

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