blog post 9


Leanne Owens is a personal friend of mine who also happens to be a wonderfully talented designer. Because we had a lot in common our paths crossed often. She also attended the University of Georgia one year ahead of me. She was a Graphic Design student in the Lamar Dodd School of Art, was my big sister in my sorority family, participated in the same study abroad program, and lived in the same apartment complex. Since she graduated and moved on from Athens, GA in May 2014, she and I have kept in touch. She has worked for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City and now resides in Hawai’i, where as you can see from her blog, she is soaking up daily inspiration.

I love that Leanne’s work never strays from its purpose. She maintains a clean, simplistic approach, never distracting viewers from what makes the design worth while. Often her work focuses on the beauty of a typeface or letter form; her love and appreciation for type and hand lettering shines through in the attention to detail, amoung other aspects, of her work. You can see above that her blog currently posses a number of image-based designs as well as her coined style, as she works through new ways to approach graphic imagery.

Leanne has a tumblr, pinterest, and website with the blog you see above. Her social media presence and continuous involvement helps her create stronger designs and share those designs with interested viewers, prospective employers, family, friends, fellow designers, and more. I look forward to seeing what is next for Leanne in life and subsequently through her designs.