Elisabeth Barton is the principal designer behind Life of Leo Designs. She loves all things Pantone and has a soft spot for slobbery hounds. Her nicknames include Lis and soulchick.
Life of Leo Designs started almost a decade ago when it allowed a scientific nerd to continue utlizing the right side of her brain. Elisabeth had a decade's worth of experience in the publishing industry before returning to school to pursue an advanced degree in journalism, specializing in scientific writing and infographics (nerd alert). Life of Leo Designs started in 2004 while Elisabeth worked on trying to find her niche in the design world. Over time, she realized that her true passion was helping out small business owners, especially those in the pet industry. Honestly, she's surprised it took her this long to figure it out given her former educational career path and her passion for animal rescue work. When she's not sitting in front of the computer, she's snuggling with her pack of hounds while watching trash TV.
Life of Leo Designs can provide help with identity, social media and additional collateral materials to help your company stand out in your service area. Your integrated branding package will provide a consistent, cohesive look to your target audience. This unified voice will help build recognition and will contribute to service/product loyalty.
From brochures and cards to websites and media graphics, Life of Leo Designs will help your business get your message to your audience. Life of Leo Designs can also provide content marketing and copywriting/editing assistance.
Life of Leo Designs has experience in developing prints and patterns that can be applied to any surface including apparel, home decor and paper goods. Services include digital textile design, colorways, repeats and recolors, and mood boards. Life of Leo Designs specializes in textile designs for women, children and home decor.
Here are a few featured projects:
"I was throughly impressed with the quality of work Elisabeth did for my logo. She was able to take my vision for the logo and make it a reality. I showed her numerous ideas that I was inspired by, and she was able to create a look that fit with my brand. She revised the logo with a close eye on the little details, and went above and beyond for the business cards and postcards. Plus, she knew how much I loved the twig design and incorporated it into my business card- lovely! I enjoyed working with her and look forward to working with her on future projects."
"I've been working with Life of Leo Designs for a number of years now. Elisabeth is both extremely professional and extremely talented. She has the ability and vision to take my (frequently vague and haphazard) ideas and turn them into cohesive, streamline designs. She has made a very substantial contribution to the way my business is branded, and I frequently get compliments on the quality of my website and advertising materials. From a business standpoint, she works quickly and efficiently which I very much appreciate. She responds promptly to all my service requests and her prices are extremely competitive. I highly recommend Life of Leo Designs! I love working with Elisabeth, and I believe she will be my first choice designer for many future projects."
"Choosing Life of Leo Designs was one of the best decisions we made when starting our small business! Elisabeth was extremely easy to work with because she communicated promptly and asked the right questions to complete our project. She was able to create exactly what I wanted with little direction she knew what our brand should look like before we did! We still regularly get compliments on how great our logo looks, and three years after she created it, we’re still in love with it!"
"Elisabeth of Life of Leo Designs was fantastic to work with! She listens to a business owner's needs and wants, and knows which questions to ask to help you figure out what you need that you didn't know you needed. She takes into account your style and preferences and puts together beautiful designs -- there were several concepts that I could barely decide between. All this she does very affordably, but I'd happily pay her much more than she asks (shhh, don't tell!)."
"Life of Leo Designs has been a pleasure to work with. Elisabeth's designs are always detailed and delivered in a very timely and efficient manner. I appreciate the communication process (email, phone or in person) to coordinate the perfect design for my project needs. I have and will continue to recommend Life of Leo Designs. Elisabeth is great to work with and I will definitely be back for a few more projects. Thanks Life of Leo for another wonderful project design."
"Elisabeth was very patient with my many ideas and subsequent changes. She was always very quick to respond to my questions or concerns. I have gotten multiple compliments on my logo and business card design."