HI, I'M STACEY LEONARD.
I am a published illustrator, artist and designer. I wear many hats. In a typical week, I may work in graphic design, illustration, business branding and identity, web design, marketing, print, apparel, product design, content creation, fine art, pottery... you get the idea.
My work has been aired nationally in commercials on NBC, featured by Barnes & Noble, local magazines and websites, published in multiple children's books, novels, and other projects and resources, and is currently hanging in many clients' homes. Oh, and tattooed permanently on people's bodies forever (that one still gets me.)
I am currently working as the visual artist and lead designer/researcher for a couple private, multi-brand projects illustrating and designing artwork, brands, websites, interactive positive psychology journals, a recipe book, an organic supplement line, print and advertising materials, children's books and more. I launched a brand new service called "9 to 5s" in 2023 which is now my primary service available to the public.
I love being in nature. Hiking, kayaking, fishing, foraging, walking, swimming, etc. Organic gardening is my favorite. Oh, and I love to bake bread. That's my favorite, too. I also enjoy doing pottery, writing music, reading, being involved in my local church, cooking, helping others, spending time with family and traveling. I love so many things. Too many things, probably.
You can usually find me tucked away working in my cozy studio in Saratoga County of New York. I'm an identical twin (she's an artist, too), and we are two of eight siblings. Life growing up was chaotic but, looking back, I really wouldn't change much. I feel very blessed. God is good.
I live with my parrots, Albus and Monet, over seventy plants, and, apparently, endless intention, purpose and conviction to learn and create. I choose to be grateful every day for the personal and professional journeys I am on. I believe life is a gift, and I don't take it for granted.
Thanks for being here.