Leanne Pedante

Art & Design

Graphic Design Work: Digital

After completing a B.A. in Interactive Multimedia Design from Wilmington University, I began a career as a graphic designer. Below is a small selection of my digital design work, including logos, email marketing campaigns and websites. I ran my own freelance design business from 2013 - 2016 and still take on projects that are particularly appealing. My favorite parts of the process are the discovery interviews where I help clients discuss and discover what they truly want and the problem-solving that follows as I work to manifest their desires digitally.

Graphic Design Work: Print

My first love as a graphic designer was print design. I worked for a boutique stationary company and then spent several years freelancing in editorial and album design. I love working within the physical limitations of print design and appreciated the emphasis on beautiful typography. I ran my own freelance design business from 2013 - 2016 and still take on projects that are particularly appealing.

Founder: Fun-A-Day Delaware

In 2011 I founded Delaware Fun-A-Day. Now in its 7th year, Fun A Day is a public-engagement art project that invites the whole community (artists & "non-artists" alike) to create a piece of art every day for a month. Participants’ 30 days of creations are then showcased in a free-to-the-public group show the following month. It was through organizing the first Fun-A-Day Delaware that I really fell in love with community engagement. I immediately began looking for more ways to help people showcase their strengths and celebrate the good they can share with others.

Grant Review Panelist: LA County Arts

The LA County Arts Commission and Department of Cultural Affairs have asked me to serve on prior Grant Review Panels. My personal experience as a freelance designer combined with my passion for community based program development have been a great asset. It’s a beautiful and rewarding experience to see how LA’s artists push towards solutions during these reviews.

Grant review panelist for LA County Arts Commission Organizational Grant Program (OGP) 2016-2017. Through the OGP program, LA County provides over $4 million support yearly. 

Grant review panelist for Department of Cultural Affairs Artist in Residency program 2018. DCA AIR offers over $150,000 support to individual artists for community arts programming each year.

Presentor: LA County Arts Tune-Up

I was a 3-time workshop presenter at the LA County Arts Commission Arts Tune-Up through 2015-2017. I taught individual artists and arts organizations on the following topics:

  • How To Create Opportunity Through Skill-Sharing

  • Launching an Organization: Essential Steps for People Who Want to Get Their Idea off the Ground

  • So You Want To Start An Organization? 10 Steps for People Who Want to Start Something

DIgital Portraits and Hand Drawings

Although I’m much more comfortable using a computer mouse over a pen and paper, I will occasionally attempt a portrait or abstract drawing. I love capturing the essence of a person using simple digital lines.