Independent Illustrator and Graphic Designer Leah Sayles (she/her) is a freelance creative who collaborates with a variety of individuals and businesses to achieve bold, vibrant illustration and print design.
Leah graduated with a degree in graphic design from the University of Georgia in 2016, where she worked in multiple capacities on one of the university's in-house marketing teams for five years. Upon graduation, she accepted a position at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, where she became a one-woman marketing team for the university's Division of Student Life. Here, she completely rebranded the Division over a span of two short years. In 2018, Leah left Shenandoah to begin her own independent freelance illustration and graphic design studio, where she works with a variety of individuals and businesses on both illustration and graphic design projects on a work for hire, part-time contract, or commission basis.
In 2019, Leah relocated her illustration and design studio to Atlanta, Georgia, where she works with clients from an array of locations across the Eastern United States. Leah spends a large portion of her time working with graphic design clientele, and the remainder of her time illustrating both personal and WFH/commissioned work. As she works on a freelance basis in the graphic design industry, she continuously expands upon her illustration portfolio. Leah loves to incorporate bold line/color, portraiture, and commentary into her illustrations, and she is currently working on a series of narrative drawings, which she intends to share with art directors from the editorial, publishing, and gaming/entertainment industries in the near future. When she is not designing or drawing for hours on end, she dances and sings while listening to music, roller skates, proactively lives a healthy, eco-friendly, & active lifestyle, gets lost in sci-fi and fantasy books, shows, & movies, and loves to spend time with her friends, husband, and beagle mixes. She looks forward to being able to reconvene with fellow artists and fans at conventions and professional retreats once the pandemic has subsided.