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Leslie Hanlon

Freelance Book Illustrator & Graphic Designer

Location:Glenside, Pennsylvania, United States
Phone: 267-257-5102
2 Skills
The visual world mesmerizes me. The verbal world intrigues me. When I see the perfect union of these two, brilliant. When I see the sloppy, ripped-off version, pathetic. But guess what? I love the challenge of (as “they” say) making a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Give me an eye-rolling, “NO, REALLY??” kind of project and I will return a masterpiece.

My traditional skills blend with today’s digital realm offering you a broad range of resources. Additionally, I am innovative, patient, adaptive and friendly. I like working in a team environment and settle easily working independently. I ask questions and make sure I know what’s what. I love mentoring and teaching others, as well as being a student. I believe in working from the position of “let’s fly to the moon” which hopefully gives the project more potential, keeping in mind the bottom line.

Yes, we all need to eat.


Product Designer
Unique Industries, Inc.
April 2004 – Present
Philadelphia PA
Design and illustrate for international party supply manufacturer and distributor. Responsible for multiple patterns ranging from tableware to accessories. Concept to production. Products printed on paper, plastic, foil and other substrates. Four color process and spot colors. Coordinate with packaging, advertising, mock-ups and photography. View online portfolio samples.

Illustrator / Art Department Administrator
Zagara's Specialty and Natural Foods
January 2000 – September 2001
Marlton, NJ
Designed and illustrated company advertising. Coordinated all current and incoming projects, quality and traffic control, and interfaced with printers and media outlets. View online portfolio samples.

Broadcast Designer
KYW Philadelphia
March 1996 – December 1999
Philadelphia PA
Designed on-air news graphics, maps, lower thirds, maps and, animation. Portfolio samples available upon request.

Broadcast Designer
KCNC Denver
May 1994 – March 1996
Denver, CO
Designed on-air graphics and animation for news, sports, show opens, sales, kids and travel shows. Portfolio samples available upon request.

Broadcast Designer
PBS NewsHour
June 1990 – September 1992
New York, NY
Designed on-air news graphics, set design, maps, lower thirds, informational graphics. Portfolio samples available upon request.

Broadcast Designer
March 1989 – June 1990
Fort Lee, NJ
Designed on-air news graphics and animation for NBC's start-up 24 HR news cable station. Portfolio samples available upon request.


Pratt Institute
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design
1985 – 1989

Københavns Universitet
Certificate of Architectural Design Study
1987 – 1987

Ohio University
Communication and Media Studies
1982 – 1984
Skills (2) Rating
Book Illustration
Graphic Design