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Hi, I'm Leigh!

I'm a visual designer who loves crafting distinctive brand identities and creating compelling assets for creative and innovative businesses especially.
 

I'm passionate about weaving authentic brand stories that truly resonate with and captivate target audiences. I also love to bring a touch of illustration and a little bit of magic to my projects whenever the chance comes up.

 

Let's work together! @leighcryan

I'm also a...

tour guide,

My days as a tour guide at Syracuse University and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are long over but I still love history and showing people around.
 

In 2018, I created a sold-out AirBnB Experience Tour covering the typography and signage in Boston's North End, and in 2019, I organized a networking trip to London for students in my design program for a week of studio tours and workshops with amazing UK creatives. It was a blast and inspired one of my last student portfolio projects, too (below).

painter,

Outside of design, painting has always been a big passion of mine. I love to paint in watercolor but a new challenge has been painting outdoors en plein air.

 

In 2023, a streaming giant purchased one of my seascapes for the set of a new series filming in Massachusetts. The set design kid in me was over the moon!

I can't wait to see if the piece made the literal cut in 2024 - but even if it doesn't, I still framed the contract...

& career changer

After graduating, I worked in marketing roles for art museums and non-profits before spending a few years doing email marketing for tech companies.

I always wanted a creative role, and after working with talented designers in other capacities, I knew visual desi
gn was what I wanted to do instead. So back to school I went, and designing ever since.

Below is one of my favorite student projects, an event rebrand of the annual Cambridge Science Festival (2019).

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David Bean, Senior Creative Manager, Rapid7

"Leigh is full of ideas and passionate about creating memorable and stand out work. She often went above and beyond in her role, coming up with ideas for social strategy and catchy headlines. Leigh also contributed stand out ideas towards a brand refresh which were incorporated into the final style guide. She would be a great asset in any team"
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