Leah Sikes

About

Leah Sikes

Hello, I'm Leah. I'm a designer.

Quiet people have the loudest minds.
— Stephen King

People may tell you I am a quiet and reserved person - and they wouldn't be wrong.  The Stephen King quote above simplifies my philosophy. I am a passionate person, who cares deeply for my friends and family. I am outspoken when it is important to me, though I find my strength in picking my battles wisely. My mind is always racing, thinking of the next great thing to work on, and the next thing I am going to do. I enjoy planning and organizing, keeping my thoughts and life in order while being as productive as possible.

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
— Vincent Van Gogh

I am currently in a battle to train my energetic puppy, a terrier mix named Princess Aurora. She did a better job living up to her Sleeping Beauty namesake when she was a baby, and I am gaining a great deal of patience because of her. I didn't just name my pup Aurora because of her impressive sleeping skills, but because of my love for any and all things Disney. I love to travel, and a bucket list item of mine is to visit all six of the Disney parks around the world. I am currently two for six - ask me which two; you might be surprised.

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.
— J.R.R. Tolkien

I love creating simple, yet beautiful designs that speak for themselves, working mainly in print. I dabble in web design and find coding to be a trying yet rewarding task. Beyond design, I also enjoy expressing myself through writing, and I freelance for a once-monthly magazine to keep up with my writing skills. Though I enjoy writing for myself and getting to be creative with my prose, I generally write opinion editorial pieces or in AP Style, and have a more formal, yet relaxed, writing style. 

Coffee and I are close friends, and I am always up for a cup -  I'd love to get to know you. Check out my résumé for more information on my work and experience.