Jamie Leo

Storyteller, with words & pics.

A practice spanning multiple creative and marketing disciplines. Design expertise in branding, promo, UX design, typography, digital illustration. And cross-channel, cross-platform writing chops.

Sought after for strategic, ideative, and tactical collaborations by leading corporations, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and innovative startups.



Building stories.

On panels for design literacy; spoke on cross-disciplinary creativity at Tehran University, hosted a breakout session at Creativity Week, mentored at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and won a tech hackathon hosted by Stanford Design School (also led a winning team at another hackathon in NYC). Gave a rousing lecture on creativity at the State of Now Conference.

An Albee Fellow in writing with works heard and seen in NYC and elsewhere; collaborations with leading creative artists, including Deb Margolin, Paul Clay, Sebastian Stuart, Lisa Kron, Chris Jordan, James Sellars, and Theodora Skipitares; published in The Drama Review, HuffPo, OUT, and Resilience; a principal designer of B'way's RENT (plus many legendary NYC stage productions), award-winning video/theatrical design, art installations, and events. Makes time to take a stand as an advocate for health and social justice causes.

Additionally, a frequent collaborator, adjudicator and evangelist in new media communities. Two new theatrical works in development: a commissioned work with book and lyrics for an original musical, '68. Ongoing art commissions based on a body of die-infused-pigment-on-aluminum artworks which have shown twice at Miami Art Basel.

Taking flight.

Thanks to ongoing collaborations with inspiring colleagues, when a project needs a particular skillset, the best people are broght on board. Clients benefit from a responsive, top-drawer, made-to-order team of practitioners – resulting in smart ideas, through-cycle project management, and outstanding results.

Keeping informed – on important trends, thinking, and technologies that impact communication occurs via active participation in conferences, industry panels, and awards adjudication – is central to this practice.


The sky is no limit.


ARTWORKS    recent pieces

Artist interview  video

Branding interview  'How creative branding dictates the industry’s future'  video

Conference speech – State of Now   slides + presentation links  |  video

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