behind the WORK
Leah Sayles is an artist, designer, and illustrator based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with 7+ years of marketing, design, and illustration experience, as well as a lifetime of exposure to the arts.
Coming from a family of creative individuals, Leah was encouraged at a young age to dive into her artistic talent and inquisitive thought process. She attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design in August of 2016. While working towards her degree, she was simultaneously working in a variety of capacities for the university’s Recreational Sports Student Marketing Team, starting with Special Events Photographer and finally becoming the team’s Lead Designer and then Project Manager.
Upon graduating, she accepted a position as the Student Life Communications Coordinator at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where she utilized all of her experience at the University of Georgia to rebrand and rebuild the single-professional marketing team for the Division of Student Life over a two-year period. Although the community and experience at Shenandoah University was indescribable, Leah made the decision to step away from her position with the Division of Student Life in early 2018 to follow her passions and become an independent artist, designer, and illustrator.
Since May of 2018, Leah has worked with a variety of clients, including universities, non-profits, small businesses, and 40+ individuals while also continuing her education through well-established art programs and mentorships, such as smART School and Illustration Master Class. Leah loves to help any and all individuals looking for quality print design, illustrative branding, and illustration. She is especially inspired when working with topics of social justice, environmentalism, pop culture, politics, and portraiture.