Hi. I’m Leslie, a freelance graphic designer, photographer and artist based in Riverside, California. For as far back as I can remember I’ve had a passion for communication, language and expression. I studied Classical Civilizations at USC (complete with 8 years of Latin grammar under my belt…who does that?), utterly in awe of the artistic beauty revealed in ancient art, architecture and poetry. My minor in film design—and my A-type personality—allowed me to further explore my creative side with traditional cell-drawn animation projects and Claymation films.
I began a successful career as a freelance graphic designer in 2004. I found it difficult to stay in one “creative niche” often bouncing between Adobe Illustrator, watercolors, oils, and photography. I found inspiration comes from anywhere and can be reproduced in any medium (and it’s always good to mix it up—life is too abundant not to!) hence Kahle Creative was born in 2007 and I try to make each day a creative one.
Now, I’m lucky to have work I love—massaging context and imagery into stories that build great brands. Being a certified yoga instructor, I also embrace the great outdoors, fitness and wellness lifestyle. Some of my best creative thinking happens when I’m walking my spunky 11 year-old Boston Terrier, Louie. I’m a mom to two wonderful boys that keep my life fun, frantic and unconditionally rewarding.
In my spare time, I continue to love on my countless plants, find new Paleo-inspired recipes, read one book after another, practice piano with my boys (it’s on my bucket list to become an aficionado), volunteer with the PTA and try to fit in a glass of red wine with my friends whenever I can.