VERMONT COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Leslie is a graphic designer, writer, and instructor. After receiving her BFA in 2009, she worked as a designer in an advertising agency, had a few stints as a creative director in-house, and eventually founded her own studio. In 2015, she began teaching graphic design courses at Arkansas State University where she recently accepted a tenure track position. She is an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Art where she is lucky enough to work with some of the most brilliant designers on earth. Her work focuses on the intersections of design, education, and privilege.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Northeast Arkansas for both with a few stops in between.
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
I lean left but I am right-handed
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I prefer to go to bed early and sleep late
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Leslie Knope, Jared Dunn, Mindy Lahiri
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
The Good Place
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Jane LaFarge Hamill
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
I once composed for the glockenspiel but alas, no musical talent here
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Writer or a chef
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“Work hard and be kind.”