Leanna Martin

STW2020_LEANNAMARTIN

MIAMI AD SCHOOL AT PORTFOLIO CENTER

Leanna Martin is currently a student at Miami Ad School at Portfolio Center in Atlanta GA. She sees each day as an opportunity to improve, pursue her love of design and inspire others. Leanna, has always found herself creatively inclined — even at 7 years old, she was she was selling her artwork to her first patrons, her parents. Determined, in high school she once convinced her teacher to let her use an art department closet as her personal studio for a year. She then went on to graduate from Furman University, where she majored in studio art. Dependable, Leanna is Co-President of AIGA’s Atlanta student board where she works with 16 schools and over 200 students in the region. Leanna loves to get involved whenever she can. She uses her many experiences as inspiration for her work which is characterized by her empathy for others, her strong conceptual thinking and her love of art. Dedicated in her studies, Leanna could not be more excited about a future career in design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Rock Hill SC

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram but Tik-tok is growing on me

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Queer Eye, they find the best in everyone and everything which is so uplifting

FAVORITE PODCAST?
My Favorite Murder

FAVORITE BOOK?
Anything by Jodi Picoult

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Seven pounds, it always gives me a nice cry

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Caravaggio!

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Give Kids the World

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Going on a walk

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Stefan Sagmeister

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Incorporating more Universal Design into everyday designs

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Something in the medical field

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
We learn the tools of designing and then can go any direction from there!

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
There is power in kindness

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