The challenge was to create a poster series that captures diverse performances while maintaining cohesion. Every poster was rendered in a mix of acrylic and watercolor paints, paired with vector art. Each hints at duality:
• METAMORPHOSES: A fiery sun is reflected as a cold moon
• BERKELEY DANCE PROJECT: A female dancer leaps in empowerment, yet is suspended in scrutiny
• ALL IN THE TIMING: Hailing from opposing points of origin, two hourglasses briefly converse mid-flight
• MECHANICS OF LOVE: A single ballerina emerges from a multiverse, casting a kaleidoscope of shadows
Leila Singleton is a hands-on art and creative director in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She was drawing before age one, and had planned to study painting, but fell in love with graphic design. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, with honors, from the Savannah College of Art & Design.
Leila began as an ad agency art director, built a DMO’s in-house design division, and then went solo, working for San Francisco’s Stern Grove Festival, and for clients at the University of California, Berkeley, among others.
Leila also teaches and judges advertising and design competitions. She still draws.
Leila's work appears in over two dozen books and magazines; has been exhibited in locations such as New York City's Times Square and Kharkov, Ukraine; and has been recognized with more than 50 honors from organizations including Graphis, GDUSA, Creative Quarterly, the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts, American Graphic Design and Advertising, Hiiibrand, Indigo Design Award, the MUSE Creative Awards, and the Summit International Awards.