Jamie Leo


Storyteller, with words & pics.

A practice spanning multiple creative and marketing disciplines. Design competencies – 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), and 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. Takes 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. Commissioned and writing book and lyrics for a new musical. 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 the practice.

 

The sky is no limit.

RECENT PERFORMATIVE WORKS

  • '68 – a new American musical   booking info
  • The Night Hides a World – an American in Iran booking info
  • A Long Day in a Bad Shirt, (highlights video)
  • In What You Call The Dark   booking info
  • RECENT ARTWORKS
    new artworks
    Artist Profile – an interview  video

    State of Now conference speech slides + presentation links  |  video

    request creative samples  |  contact