Leanne Gillespie is the founder and creative director behind Shift Designs and brings over 15 years of design experience to the table.
She started her schooling career in the Business Admin Program at Simon Fraser University but realized her true passion involved art + design. She changed her schooling and graduated in 2000 from Kwantlen University College with a Diploma in Graphics + Visual Design.
Upon graduating, she held many positions within large corporations like Superpages and Future Shop (whereby the latter boasts the largest in house advertising department in Canada). She worked a short while with the Hodes Group before she found herself as Art Director with Momentum Media Marketing that focused on marketing national media brands like Sirius, Out TV and Dial Global Radio.
When the agency took a turn in a different direction, she took it as divine intervention (or pure insanity) and began Shift Designs and never looked back.
Today, she works with mostly small business owners and other freelancers to create unique one of a kind designs with a focus on branding. Creating a strong brand is more then making a pretty icon but defining a client with an accurate visual representation. It may not sound snazzy, but a great brand design can last a company’s lifetime. Creating something that will hold up to the test of time is a unique challenge, and which she’s always up for.