Leigh Zieske | MFA | 510.566.6057

Graphic Designer | llzieske@gmail.com

www.LeighZieske.com | @LeighZSees



To apply my strategic design and storytelling skills as a graphic designer.



Academy of Art University
Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, 2012–2015

Santa Barbara City College
Certificate, Graphic Design, 2011

University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Science, Biopsychology, 2009
    Minor: Women’s Studies 


Work Experience

Lucasfilm Ltd. Publishing
Graphic Designer, 2016-Present
    Designed book jacket and interior designs from concept to final book.
    Read manuscripts to identify key story elements, characters, themes         and genre for cover inspiration.
    Presented designs and ideas to art directors, editors for review.
    Communicated instructions and comments to illustrators.
    Reviewed proofs for color reproduction instruction with production.
    Worked on multiple projects simultaneously.
    Verify licensee’s designs for brand accuracy and authenticity.

Cottage Health Services, Public Affairs
Graphic Design Intern, 2011
    Produced print and web designs from conception to print.
    Worked in a fast-paced environment with rapid turnaround.

2009 Western Regional LGBTQIA Conference
Programming Co-Chair, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2009
    Coordinated speakers, workshops, and caucus leaders.
    Communicated with venues to entertain 800 conference attendants.


Computer Skills

Adobe Creative Cloud | Acrobat Pro | Word | Excel | Powerpoint | Blue Jeans | G suite | Outlook

Social Media
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Behance | LinkedIn
YouTube | Vimeo | Google+



365 Days of Star Wars Women, Day 120
Academy of Art University, Spring Show 2015



AIGA SF member since 2012



Furnished upon request