Leila Bartholet is a NYC-based graphic designer. She previously attended Pitzer College, where she double majored in Philosophy and Psychology. There, she fell in love with design after being on the graphics team of the literary arts magazine. This led her to attend Shillington in 2018, where she studied graphic design. Since graduation, Leila has been working at Chandelier Creative, a creative agency in SoHo. When she’s not designing, Leila loves backpacking. She independently hiked the Camino de Santiago – a 500-mile pilgrimage from France to Spain. She hopes to eventually complete many more Caminos including the Camino Portuguese and Camino del Norte.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Jerusalem, currently living in and lovin’ Brooklyn!
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Depends on the year
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Haku (Spirited Away)
Silence of the Lambs
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Boondocks (passive binge), True Detective (active binge)
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
My comedic/copywriting alter-ego uses Twitter
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Fantasizing situations in my head that will never actually happen or browsing very old sneakers on eBay.
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The world is, of course, nothing but our conception of it.” – Anton Chekhov