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Jessica Leonard

Design Director

Design
Industry Craft

Iris Worldwide, UNITED KINGDOM

Jess Leonard is a Design Director for Iris Worldwide in London with 10+ years agency experience. She is a leader within the design department, working as a conceptual designer, who is best described as someone who sits perfectly between art director and graphic designer.

Jess graduated 13 years ago from design college in Sydney, Australia, and in that time has worked for a number of different agencies in both Sydney and London across a wide range of specialisms; including branding, experiential, digital/social and advertising.

As a creative, Jess is passionate about conceptualising and crafting work that is functional, beautiful and thoughtful. As a multidisciplinary designer, Jess has worked across a wide cross section of clients and platforms, including rebranding the iconic KitKat name for a luxury range, designing 33 bespoke kaleidoscopic landscapes for Australian brand Red Rock Deli, crafting a human-centred brand for a robotics company and art directing a Tokyo Olympic shoot that, unfortunately, post Covid never made it across the finish line. Jess has also been a mentor for the London chapter of Ladies, Wine and Design. A global collective of women working to support new design talent.

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