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Welcome to the official website of Leila Singleton, The Whole Package. Leila is an award-winning graphic designer, fine artist and writer based in San Francisco, California. Her artwork appears in a dozen books and magazines, and has been exhibited in such diverse locations as Times Square and Kharkov, Ukraine.

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Email: leila@nullleilasingleton.com, and be sure to follow her on Twitter (@leila_singleton).

09.17.13 : Recipient of two American Graphic Design Awards

Two projects by Bay Area graphic designer Leila Singleton have been selected as winning entries in Graphic Design USA magazine’s 2013 American Graphic Design Awards. Considered the publication’s flagship competition, the four-decades-old contest attracted more than 9,000 entries nationwide from ad agencies, design firms, publishers, in-house teams, and beyond. Only 15% of entries ultimately received a Certificate of Excellence; according to the magazine, multiple awards are “a rare case.” This is the first time Singleton, an independent designer, has entered the competition. (back to top)

08.06.13 : Exhibited in Distorted juried show

Tangram, copyright 2009 by Leila SingletonThree photographs by Bay Area artist Leila Singleton have been selected for inclusion in “Distorted,” a juried show at Arterie Fine Arts gallery in Naperville, Illinois. The show’s theme explores how “changing a reality, altering the vantage point — be it through anamorphosis or through distortion — often enables the artist to express reality with even greater clarity.” Juror Nelson Ghorbanian will be on hand for a critique during the show’s August 10 reception, which starts at 5:30 pm. “Distorted” runs August 6 through 31, 2013; all accepted work, including Singleton’s, can also be viewed online. (back to top)

06.27.13 : Exhibited at The Pour House

A flash exhibition of photography by Bay Area artist Leila Singleton is on display at The Pour House Wine Bar & Lounge in San Francisco, California. Perfect for the beginning collector, the exhibition features a small, eclectic selection of pieces from her collection, “Dislocations.” Her work will be up through July 16, 2013, during regular business hours. (back to top)

06.01.13 : Reviewer at Portfolio Day Logo, AIGA Portfolio Day 2013

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA SF) welcomed “over 90 top Bay Area designers” as reviewers at AIGA Portfolio Day 13; among them was award-winning designer Leila Singleton. Portfolio Day offers students an opportunity to infuse their portfolios with professional insights. This year marks Singleton’s sixth as a reviewer. Her article, “Get Review-Ready: Maximize Your Portfolio Review Experience,” was published by AIGA SF last year to help prepare students for their big day of reviews. (back to top)

06.21.12 : Featured in PsPrint Blog

A booklet designed by Leila Singleton for Stern Grove Festival Association is featured in this week’s “Hot Off the Press” blog feature by PsPrint. The booklet, which serves as an event program for the popular festival’s first-ever VIP picnic fundraiser, was printed by PsPrint and selected by their staff as a standout design as it made its way to press. (back to top)

06.02.12 : Reviewer at Portfolio Day Logo, AIGA Portfolio Day 2012

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA SF) welcomed “over 90 top Bay Area designers” as reviewers at AIGA Portfolio Day 12; among them was award-winning freelance designer Leila Singleton. Portfolio Day gives students an opportunity to infuse their portfolios with professional insights. Singleton preceded the review with an article titled “Get Review-Ready: Maximize Your Portfolio Review Experience,” published on the AIGA SF website to help prepare students for the big day. This year is her fifth as a reviewer. (back to top)

05.01.12 : Recipient of Two American Inhouse Design Awards Logo, GD USA American Inhouse Design Award 2012 Winner

Two projects designed by Leila Singleton have been selected as winning entries in the 2012 American Inhouse Design Awards. Held for nearly five decades by Graphic Design USA magazine, this year’s competition attracted more than 4,000 entries from around the United States. Only 15% of entries ultimately received a Certificate of Excellence; according to the magazine, multiple awards are “a rare case.” Both of Singleton’s winning entries were designed for the San Francisco Travel Association, where Singleton is Manager of Design Services. (back to top)

04.26.12 : Get Review-Ready published by AIGA SF

An article penned by graphic designer Leila Singleton has been published in the Community section of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) San Francisco website. Titled “Get Review-Ready: Maximize Your Portfolio Review Experience,” the article arms design students in their junior and senior years of college with tips for success and growth in a review setting. Singleton is no stranger to reviews: she attended two amazing portfolio events held by AIGA Jacksonville as a student, scoring a top-ten finish both years out of 140+ students. She now volunteers on the other side of the table: she’s reviewed work at Colorado State University and four AIGA SF Portfolio Days. Read the article here. (back to top)

04.24.12 : Published in Logos 2: Bright Ideas

Two logos designed by Leila Singleton appear in the latest e-book by legendary design author David E. Carter, titled Logos 2: Bright Ideas from Around the World. The logos featured were designed during her time as a freelancer for clients Step Up Music Vallejo and classic rock cover band Wink. The e-book is available for immediate download here for both the iPad and other readers. (back to top)

03.01.12 : Published in Business Cards 1: Bright Ideas

Two business cards designed by Leila Singleton appear in the latest e-book by legendary design author David E. Carter, titled Business Cards 1: Bright Design Ideas from Around the World. The business cards featured were designed during her time as a freelancer for client Step Up Music Vallejo and for Singleton’s own freelance design business. The e-book is available for immediate download here for both the iPad and other readers. (back to top)

06.04.11 : Reviewer at Portfolio Day

Logo, AIGA Portfolio Day 2011The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA SF) welcomed “over 90 top Bay Area designers” as reviewers at AIGA Portfolio Day 11; among them was Leila Singleton, Manager of Design Services at the San Francisco Travel Association. Portfolio Day gives students an opportunity to infuse their portfolios with professional insights. This year is Singleton’s fourth as a reviewer. (back to top)

05.17.11 : Published in Green GraphicsCover of Design DNA: Logos

A poster by Bay Area graphic designer Leila Singleton appears in Green Graphics, the latest release by Spain’s Index Book. Authors Vicky Eckert, Efrén Zúñiga and Ana Freixas “present a whole collection of artistic projects dedicated to the environment,” showcasing “more than 150 projects from more than 23 different countries related to the environment and global warming.” To date, Singleton’s work appears in over half a dozen books; this is her second appearance in an eco-oriented volume. (back to top)

05.17.11 : Published in My Own Business Card #2Leila Singleton : The Whole Package Business Card

The business card of graphic designer Leila Singleton appears in My Own Business Card #2, author Marc Praquin’s second card showcase. Says Praquin, “The most ambitious project for a designer is undoubtedly the design of his own business card. Being his own client, stepping back, finding the right balance between vision and strategy are real challenges.” Singleton’s card is featured among 100 designs from around the world. (back to top)

01.26.2011 : Featured in UPrinting.com Design Blog

Cheyenne: Live the Legend, a visitors guide designed by Leila Singleton, is included in a 1/26 post on the Uprinting.com Design Blog. The popular online printer “took the liberty of collecting a few exemplary travel guides that may inspire [readers]” for its “17 Great Travel Brochure Examples Fit for Globetrotters” feature. Singleton redesigned the 20-page visitors guide in 2003 while working at a Colorado ad agency. She worked on three subsequent editions, which were produced for the Cheyenne Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. (back to top)

12.30.10 : Published in Design DNA: Logos

Cover of Design DNA: Logos Matthew Healey’s latest release, Design DNA: Logos — 300+ International Logos Deconstructed has hit the shelves, and it includes a logo designed by Leila Singleton. Says publisher HOW Books, the volume “analyz[es] exemplary designs from around the world” giving readers “a clear understanding of how to target [their] market and convey brand values.” Declared “a showcase of inspirational design,” the book deconstructs logos created for various industries; Singleton’s logo for Alaskan cover band Wink appears in the Media & Entertainment chapter. (back to top)

09.20.10 : Hired!

Bay Area creative Leila Singleton has joined the staff of the San Francisco Travel Association (SF Travel) as their first-ever in-house graphic designer. She will help build the organization’s design division, with a focus on delivering ad agency-quality creative. Prior to accepting the position with SF Travel, Singleton worked as an independent designer and as an ad agency art director. Her travel industry experience includes working in MMG Worldwide’s Colorado office, and with the Colorado Tourism Office, Wyoming Travel & Tourism, Cheyenne Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Nagle Warren Mansion Bed & Breakfast. (back to top)

08.17.10 : Exhibited in TypeCon Poster ShowLogo, TypeCon 2010: Babel

Three posters by designer Leila Singleton appear in the TypeCon 2010 Poster Show. Held annually by the Society of Typographic Aficionados, the exhibition is part of the organization’s larger TypeCon event, which ranks as the biggest conference in the United States focused on typography. Singleton’s posters will be on view through August 22, 2010, at the Century Plaza Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles, California. (back to top)

06.05.10 : Reviewer at Portfolio Day Logo, AIGA Portfolio Day 2010

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA SF) welcomed “over 90 top Bay Area designers” as reviewers at AIGA Portfolio Day 10; among them was freelance designer Leila Singleton of The Whole Package. Dubbed “the best portfolio review on the West Coast,” Portfolio Day gives design students an opportunity to infuse their portfolios with professional insights. This year is Singleton’s third as an AIGA SF Portfolio Day reviewer. (back to top)

01.07.10 : Published in Basic Logos

Cover of The Big Book of Green DesignTwo logos by graphic designer Leila Singleton appear in Basic Logos, the first volume in a three-book series on graphic design’s basic disciplines. Published and produced by Spain’s Index Book, Basic Logos “features a variety of logos developed by designers from around the world, showcasing a broad range of styles that enhance the book and make it both a compendium of visual input and a great source of inspiration.” Among the logos included in the book is that for Singleton’s design business, The Whole Package; it can be viewed at the top of this very page! (back to top)

11.17.09 : Published in The Big Book of Green Design

Cover of The Big Book of Green DesignThree works by graphic designer Leila Singleton appear in The Big Book of Green Design, the latest offering from Crescent Hill Books and author Susanna MW Stephens. Available in stores today, the book “…explores the specific techniques and methods that graphic designers are employing worldwide to make their business a more earth-friendly one.” Over 2,000 firms from around the world submitted work to the book; Singleton’s design firm, The Whole Package, is among the 230 whose work was selected for publication. (back to top)

05.30.09 : Reviewer at Portfolio Day Logo, AIGA Portfolio Day 2009

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) welcomed “over 90 top Bay Area designers” as reviewers at AIGA Portfolio Day 09; among them was freelance designer Leila Singleton of The Whole Package. Dubbed “the best portfolio review on the West Coast,” Portfolio Day gives design students an opportunity to infuse their portfolios with professional insights. Singleton reviewed portfolios at last year’s event, and has also reviewed portfolios at Colorado State University. (back to top)

05.11.09 : Design User or Thinker? published by AIGA SF

An article penned by graphic designer Leila Singleton has been published in the Community section of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) San Francisco website. Titled “Design User or Thinker? Beyond Junior Designers and Creative Directors,” the article details the User/Thinker concept, challenges associated with applying it, and how it can push designers to a higher level of creative achievement. Read the article here. (back to top)

04.26.09 : Exhibited in 4th Block’s International Triennial of Eco-Poster

A poster by graphic designer Leila Singleton has been selected for inclusion in The 4th Block’s VII International Triennial of Eco-Poster exhibition, opening today in Kharkov, Ukraine. Established in 1991 to commemorate the Chernobyl disaster, this juried exhibition aims to represent “the most significant art achievements of the world design community on ecological subject matter.” Following the show, an illustrated catalogue of exhibited works will be published, and Singleton’s poster will become a part of The 4th Block Museum’s permanent collection. The exhibition can be seen at Radmir Expo-Hall, Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts, and various other venues throughout the city; it concludes May 3, 2009. (back to top)

01.01.09 : Published in 1000 Handmade Greetings

Cover of 1000 Handmade GreetingsFour cards designed by artist Leila Singleton appear in Laura McFadden’s latest release, 1000 Handmade Greetings: Creative Cards and Clever Correspondence. The book showcases greeting cards by “hundreds of leading paper artists, printers, and designers” executed in a wide array of media; Singleton’s designs exemplify this variety, appearing in the Fine Art, Collage & Mixed Media, and Print Gocco Cards sections of the book. Singleton began her collection of greetings, Twilight Cards, in high school (in fact, a card she painted as a 17-year-old is among the designs featured in 1000 Handmade Greetings) and she began selling them in small stores and coffee shops as a high school senior. Interested in purchasing one of the featured cards? No online store (yet); in the meantime, send an email to leila (at symbol!) leilasingleton.com. (back to top)

07.22.08 : Celebrating ten years

Today marks an exciting milestone for graphic designer Leila Singleton: ten years of freelance design. Join in the celebration! Be among the first five people to send an email to leila (at symbol!) leilasingleton.com, along with your complete mailing address (international addresses okay), and you’ll receive a signed, limited-edition poster. It’s like getting a present on someone else’s birthday! (back to top)

05.31.08 : Reviewer at Portfolio Day Logo, AIGA Portfolio Day 2008

The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) welcomed “over 90 top Bay Area designers” as reviewers at AIGA Portfolio Day 08; among them was freelance designer Leila Singleton of The Whole Package. Dubbed “the best portfolio review on the West Coast,” Portfolio Day gives design students an opportunity to infuse their portfolios with professional insights. Singleton, a recent transplant to San Francisco, has also reviewed portfolios for Colorado State University in her native Fort Collins, Colorado. (back to top)

05.01.08 : Published in Really Good Logos Explained

Leila Singleton's logo for Trashbag pictured in Really Good LogosA logo designed by Leila Singleton appears in Really Good Logos Explained: Top Design Professionals Critique 500 Logos & Explain What Makes Them Work. The book is co-authored by Margo Chase, Ron Miriello, Alex White and Rian Hughes. According to Rockport Publishers, “…some of today’s top creative minds critique and appraise over 500 examples of truly exceptional logos, and explain what makes them work.” Singleton’s design, which appears in Chapter 1: Loud & Proud, was selected from over 3,000 entries worldwide to appear in the final publication. (back to top)

04.01.08 : Relocation!

Fort Collins, Colorado native and graphic designer Leila Singleton has officially relocated to San Francisco, California. Singleton, who left Fort Collins in 1999 to pursue studies at the prestigious Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia, has lived and worked in her hometown since her 2003 graduation; she recently concluded her four year tenure as Art Director at local firm Kelly Rizley Advertising & PR. Singleton will be freelancing as The Whole Package and enjoying the company of another recent San Francisco transplant: her boyfriend, award-winning CG Animator Kyle Winkelman. (back to top)

02.05.08 : Published in Big Book of Logos 5

Leila Singleton's logo for Webster Home Maintenance pictured in The Big Book of Logos 5, by David E. CarterA logo designed by Leila Singleton appears on page 80 of David E. Carter’s latest release, The Big Book of Logos 5. Hot off the presses, the book features “thousands of the best logos and trademarks in use in the world today,” according to publisher HarperCollins. Singleton’s logo, designed for a residential contractor, was selected via the international Logo 07 competition to earn a spot in the book. (back to top)

12.05.07 : Poster donated to Deck the Halls and Walls

5th Annual Deck the Halls and Walls Poster AuctionLeila Singleton is a proud contributor to the 5th Annual Deck the Halls and Walls Poster Auction, going on tonight at Access Gallery in Denver. Organized by the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Deck the Halls and Walls benefits three non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting visual arts locally: The Other Side Arts, Very Special Arts of Colorado and AIGA Colorado. Singleton’s autographed poster joins donations from such design luminaries as Milton Glaser, Clement Mok and Sean Adams / Adams Morioka, among others. The event runs from 6:00 to 9:00 PM; admission is $20 for both AIGA members and non-members. (back to top)

10.18.07 : Invited to present at Poudre High School

Art students at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado were exposed to the world of graphic design today through a presentation by local designer Leila Singleton. Singleton, a 1999 Poudre graduate and valedictorian, returned to her old stomping grounds with a digital presentation, samples of her work and a question-and-answer session. (back to top)

09.14.07 : Exhibited in Graphic Responses

Emit Responsibility (Not CO2) by Leila SingletonA poster design by Leila Singleton is featured in Graphic Responses, the digital component of the 15th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition. Her piece, Emit Responsibility (Not CO2), is included in the Professional portion of the show, which features 50 works by designers from around the world. Graphic Responses seeks to give artists a way to respond immediately to international issues of social, cultural and political concern. The exhibit will run until October 19, 2007 at Directions Gallery, located in the Visual Arts Building of Colorado State University, and online thereafter. (back to top)

08.01.07 : Type treatment appears on Dream Machine cover

Dream Machine titleDream Machine, a children’s book about leadership written by Mark Hoog, hit bookstores today. The book was illustrated by multi-talented artist Robert J. Aukerman, who commissioned graphic designer Leila Singleton to develop a cover type treatment that reflects the story’s carnival setting. Singleton also assisted with the inking of three of Aukerman’s illustrations, among them the book’s center spread. Dream Machine is the second book in Hoog's Growing Field Series and can be purchased here. (back to top)

06.01.07 : ONE for the Early Riser available at CVS

Leila Singleton ONE for the Early Riser condom wrapperONE For the Early Riser, a condom wrapper design by graphic designer Leila Singleton, is now available at CVS Pharmacy. Singleton’s design was named both a winner and Judge’s Pick in the ONE Condoms 2005 Design ONE Contest, which charged entrants worldwide with the task of creating an original “ONE Liner” — a hallmark of all ONE packaging — and accompanying graphic. In addition to other prizes, Singleton received an allotment of 5,000 “charity” condoms, which she donated to the International Medical Corps for use in their HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence program in Liberia. Singleton’s design has been in production since the news of her win in 2006. (back to top)

04.30.07 : Urban Forest totebag available for purchase

Leila Singleton Urban Forest Project t-shirt and totebagLeila Singleton’s banner design for last fall’s Urban Forest Project exhibition in New York City is now available for purchase online…as a totebag. Each of the Project’s 185 banners are being recycled into these made-to-order accessories by Jack Spade. Quantities are limited: only two bags can be made from each banner. T-shirts of the designs continue to be available on the Project’s website. Proceeds from all sales benefit Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships and the AIGA/NY Mentoring Program. (back to top)

04.12.07 : Invited to critique, present at Colorado State University

Local designer and art director Leila Singleton participated in a critique of “Wonders of the New World,” the latest assignment for two classes of advanced graphics students at Colorado State University. The assignment called for the design of a series of three, full-page, full-color print ads; critiques were interspersed with a presentation by Singleton of her own work, as well as her tips and tricks for effective advertising design. (back to top)

01.10.07 : Leila-centric links available at ClaimID.com

A comprehensive list of web links related to graphic designer Leila Singleton is now available at ClaimID, a site dedicated to online identity management. You can view her profile here. (back to top)

11.17.06 : Invited to present at Poudre High School

For the first time since her graduation, 1999 valedictorian Leila Singleton returned to alma mater Poudre High School to discuss graphic design as a career path. Singleton made a digital presentation of her design work to students currently enrolled in art classes at the high school, which is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. (back to top)

10.11.06 : Covered in Fort Collins Now

Clipping from Leila Singleton article in Fort Collins NowFort Collins, Colorado native Leila Singleton is the subject of an article in this week’s Fort Collins Now newspaper. The article, titled “Prettying Up Times Square,” details Singleton’s inclusion in the Urban Forest Project, an exhibition of 185 banners representing the form or idea of a tree as dreamed up by top international artists. The banners are on display in New York City’s Times Square. Fort Collins Now is a community newspaper with weekly circulation of 85,000. (back to top)

09.13.06 : Exhibited in Urban Forest Project, Times Square, NYCLeila Singleton's Bark banner hanging in New York City

A 7' x 3' banner designed by Leila Singleton is currently hanging in Times Square, New York City, as part of The Urban Forest Project exhibition. The sponsors — American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) New York Chapter, Worldstudio Foundation and Times Square Alliance — describe the project as “…[bringing] 185 banners created by the world’s most celebrated designers to Times Square.” Artists were charged with creating an original design using the form, idea or characteristics of a tree as their inspiration; Singleton’s response can be viewed on the Project's website, and t-shirts bearing her design are available for purchase. Totebags will be made from the banners by noted apparel and accessory designer Jack Spade, with all proceeds benefiting Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships and the AIGA/NY Mentoring Program. The Urban Forest Project will be on display through November 31, 2006. (back to top)

08.25.06 : Full bio now available at ZoomInfo.comZoomInfo logo

A full biography for graphic designer Leila Singleton is now available on ZoomInfo, “the premier business information search engine.” Her profile can be accessed here. (back to top)

07.28.06 : Featured in Savannah College of Art & Design’s Chronicle

Today’s issue of The Chronicle, the official campus newspaper of the Savannah College of Art & Design, includes a feature about 2003 graduate Leila Singleton. Titled “Alumna’s Career Soars in Mountain States,” the article can be viewed here. (back to top)

07.23.06 : Nameplate selected for rotation on typographica.org

A nameplate designed by Leila Singleton has been accepted for Typographica nameplate (cropped) by Leila Singletonrotation on typographica.org. Typographica is “a daily journal of typography featuring news, observations, and open commentary on fonts and typographic design.” Periodically, a new nameplate — a web banner bearing the Typographica name — tops the site’s pages; readers are encouraged to submit their own typographically creative take on the nameplate for possible inclusion in the rotation. Singleton’s design features ITC New Baskerville hand-carved into a bar of soap. (back to top)

06.30.06 : Named a winner in Design ONE ContestONE for the Early Riser by Leila Singleton

ONE Condoms announced the winners of their 2005 Design ONE contest today, and Leila Singleton’s design, ONE For the Early Riser, has been named both a winner and Judge’s Pick. The contest, which charged entrants with the task of creating an original “ONE Liner” and accompanying graphic, attracted over 300 entries from around the world. Singleton’s design will be featured on ONE packaging, and she has received an allotment of 5,000 “charity” condoms, which she will donate to the International Medical Corps’ HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence program in the West African country of Liberia. (back to top)

05.03.06 : Invited to review portfolios at Colorado State University

Graphic designer Leila Singleton was among a panel of local professionals in attendance at today’s senior portfolio reviews at Colorado State University. The in-depth, interview-style reviews lasted 30 minutes apiece and gave graduating graphic design students a final opportunity to gain valuable pointers and critiques from Fort Collins-area professionals before beginning their job searches. Singleton is art director at Kelly Rizley Advertising & PR. (back to top)

11.15.05 : Invited to critique, present at Colorado State University

Two classes of upper-division graphics students at Colorado State University welcomed Leila Singleton to a critique of their latest assignment: a series of three print ads for a wellness/disease control organization. Singleton, a local graphic designer and ad agency art director, worked alongside celebrated poster artist and Professor Phil Risbeck to critique each student’s solutions one-on-one. She additionally made a presentation of some of her own work, sharing tips and tricks for effective advertising design. (back to top)

11.04.05 : Prints donated to Hurricane Poster Project

Disaster Doesn't Discriminate by Leila Singleton Graphic artist Leila Singleton has donated a limited-edition poster design, Disaster Doesn’t Discriminate, to the Hurricane Poster Project, an online fundraiser launched in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Project, conceived by Boulder, Colorado design firm Moxie Sozo, “seeks limited-edition sets of hurricane-related posters from high-profile and up-and-coming artists, designers, and firms from the United States and abroad.” 100% of proceeds from each poster go directly to the American Red Cross. Singleton’s contribution is a set of 40 signed, numbered screen prints; prices start at $15 and go up as quantities decrease. Please contribute to this good cause! (back to top)

05.05.05 : Portfolio reviewer at Colorado State University

Graphic designer Leila Singleton was among a panel of three local professionals in attendance at today's senior portfolio reviews at Colorado State University. The in-depth, interview-style reviews lasted 30 minutes apiece and gave graduating graphic design students a final opportunity to gain valuable pointers and critiques from Fort Collins-area professionals before beginning their job searches. Singleton is art director at Kelly Rizley Advertising & PR. (back to top)

03.10.05 : Presentation made at local university Official Colorado State University logotype

Graphic designer and art director Leila Singleton made a capstone enrichment presentation today to two sections of upper-division graphic design students at Colorado State University. The presentation focused on the transition from school to a professional career in graphic and advertising design and included a digital presentation, as well as a question-and-answer session. Singleton is a Fort Collins, Colorado native educated at the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, Georgia. (back to top)

09.22.03 : Hired!

Recent Savannah College of Art & Design graduate Leila Singleton has joined the team at Kelly Rizley Advertising & PR in Fort Collins, Colorado, as Art Director. (back to top)

05.30.03 : Honored for “Outstanding Achievement”Leila Singleton's Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design trophy

The Savannah College of Art & Design has selected Leila Singleton as one of two students to be honored with the school’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design Award. Singleton is graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. (back to top)

05.30.03 : Exhibited in 2003 Senior Showcase

The Savannah College of Art & Design Exhibitions Department has selected artwork by Leila Singleton for inclusion in this year’s Senior Showcase. The annual, juried show is open to graduating seniors in any program of study; Singleton is one of 28 students whose work was selected, and the only graphic design major. Says assistant curator Joanne Duran, “Not all majors are represented. [The exhibit] is intended to showcase the highest quality work on campus.” The Senior Showcase will be on display through July 1, 2003 at the college’s Pei Ling Chan Gallery. (back to top)

04.25.03 : Lunch with Allan Haley

Savannah College of Art & Design graphic design senior Leila Singleton is one of two students selected to share lunch with visiting type guru Allan Haley. Haley is the director of Words & Letters at Monotype Imaging and a past president of the New York Type Directors Club. Widely published and a frequently requested speaker at design conferences, he is highly regarded as an educator and for his efforts to raise the standards of graphic communication in business communication. (back to top)

04.05.03 : Top-ten finish, AIGA-JAX Portfolio Review

Leila Singleton, a graphic design senior at the Savannah College of Art & Design, placed in the top ten at the 13th Annual AIGA Jacksonville Portfolio Review. 140 students representing six regional colleges and universities attended the event. Students are scored on various design criteria, as well as interviewing and presentation skills. Singleton’s first trip to the review in 2002 also yielded a top-ten finish. (back to top)

08.06.13 : Exhibited in Distorted juried show

Tangram, copyright 2009 by Leila SingletonThree photographs by Bay Area artist Leila Singleton have been selected for inclusion in “Distorted,” a juried show at Arterie Fine Arts gallery in Naperville, Illinois. The show’s theme explores how “changing a reality, altering the vantage point — be it through anamorphosis or through distortion — often enables the artist to express reality with even greater clarity.” Juror Nelson Ghorbanian will be on hand for a critique during the show’s August 10 reception, which starts at 5:30 pm. “Distorted” runs August 6 through 31, 2013; all accepted work, including Singleton’s, can also be viewed online. (back to top)

06.27.13 : Exhibited at The Pour House

A flash exhibition of photography by Bay Area artist Leila Singleton is on display at The Pour House Wine Bar & Lounge in San Francisco, California. Perfect for the beginning collector, the exhibition features a small, eclectic selection of pieces from her collection, “Dislocations.” Her work will be up through July 16, 2013, during regular business hours. (back to top)

12.05.11 : Exhibited in San Francisco Travel ArtSpan exhibition

ArtSpan San Francisco logoEight abstract photographic works by artist Leila Singleton are on display in the office of the San Francisco Travel Association as part of the organization’s semi-annual ArtSpan exhibition. ArtSpan, a local nonprofit, builds community by connecting the public to visual arts in San Francisco. Curated by Jill Manthei, the exhibition at San Francisco Travel supports this mission, devoting wall space to a hand-picked group of Bay Area artists. Singleton, who is Manager of Design Services at the Association, had hoped for special treatment, but she ultimately did have to go through the selection process just like everyone else. She’s honored to have made the cut, and her work will be up through May 2012. (back to top)

12.01.11 : Photographs featured in Funkyum magazine Cover of Funkyum Issue 01: Transformation and Location

Lunar Series, comprised of eight new abstract photographic works by artist Leila Singleton, is featured in the inaugural issue of Funkyum, “a compilation of engaging art, graphic design, photography, typography and words,” created by Lita Mikrut and Jason Chapin. This first issue investigates the theme of “Transformation & Location;” Singleton's offering is a series of photographs exploring how a snowstorm creates a sense of locational ambiguity in an otherwise familiar landscape. The shots are shockingly reminiscent of moonscapes and were prepared especially for the magazine. Singleton is among a handful of artists invited to contribute works to Funkyum, including Adam Benjamin, Daniel Blackman, Jim Doukas, Steve Mikrut, Laura Serra and Delve Withrington. Printed copies of Funkyum, Issue 01: Transformation & Location are available for purchase on the publication’s MagCloud page. (back to top)

10.23.10 : Exhibited at Boyz IV Men Album Launch

Leila Singleton is among a handful of artists to show her abstract photography at the Classy as F*** Dance Party, being held tonight at SUB-Mission Art Space in celebration of the launch of Boyz IV Men’s latest album, Sweat. Seven pieces from her collection will be on display during the event, which will be held from 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. (back to top)

05.25.10 : Photographs available at D-Structure

Leila Singleton’s abstract photography is available for a limited time at the flagship San Francisco location of D-Structure, retailer of new school skiing and free ride equipment, clothing and accessories. Two selections from her collection, Suminagashi and Bengal, can be purchased at the store’s curated mini retail gallery. D-Structure is located in San Francisco’s Lower Haight neighborhood. (back to top)

05.15.10 : Exhibited at Intact Qualitative Research

Ligaments 1 and Ligaments 2 by Leila Singleton at Intact Qualitative ResearchFive prints from Leila Singleton’s collection of abstract photography have been selected for display at Intact Qualitative Research, a boutique market research firm in San Francisco, California. Nebula, Surfacing and Glacial permanently overlook the living room space, while Ligaments I and II will hang in the lobby through the fall months. Singleton’s work is included in shots of the firm’s deliciously modern interior, as posted on the Intact Qualitative Research website. (back to top)

03.28.10 : Exhibited at Gecko Gecko Thai-California Eatery

Nebula, Surfacing and Glacial by Leila Singleton at Gecko GeckoSan Francisco-based artist Leila Singleton is the featured exhibitor at Gecko Gecko Thai-California Eatery in Berkeley during the month of April. Her artwork is photographic, but with a twist: much of it could be mistaken for abstract paintings. Singleton is showing 14 prints from her collection through April 30, 2010; all are available for purchase. Collectors should inquire via email: collectors {at} leilasingleton {dot} com. For more information, click here. (back to top)

10.07.09 : Exhibited in 8th Annual Root Division Auction

Charged, copyright 2009 by Leila Singleton Charged, a print from artist Leila Singleton’s collection of abstract digital photography, is both on display and up for sale at San Francisco’s Root Division gallery. Singleton donated the image, which is the newest addition to her collection, in support of the gallery’s 8th Annual Art Auction. The event benefits local emerging artists, as well as Root Division’s free after-school art classes for Bay Area youth. The exhibition will be up through October 22, 2009 (the night of the auction). Tickets and information are available on the Root Division website. (back to top)

07.29.09 : Featured on Style Court

Ligaments, copyright 2007 by Leila Singleton Ligaments (right), a print from artist Leila Singleton’s collection of abstract digital photography, is featured on popular interior design blog Style Court. The 7/29 post, titled “Green Day,” features home accessories and artworks that are — you guessed it! — predominately green. If you’d like to turn one of your rooms into a green getaway, Ligaments can be purchased at shopSCAD’s Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia, galleries. Can’t make it down to the South? Ligaments — and two other prints by Singleton — can be purchased online via the shopSCAD website or directly from the artist. (back to top)

06.25.09 : Exhibited in Hues

Two photographs by artist Leila Singleton have been selected for Hues, a juried show opening today at San Francisco State University. The show features works executed predominantly in one color by ten Bay Area artists. Singleton’s digital abstracts will be on display through August 15, 2009, at The Art Gallery, located on the Terrace Level of San Francisco State University’s Cesar Chavez Student Center. Both works are for sale and can be purchased directly from the artist. (back to top)

04.21.09 : Photographs available on new ShopSCAD site

Surfacing, copyright 2007 by Leila Singleton Photography by artist Leila Singleton is now available for online purchase via shopSCAD’s newly revamped website. A retail gallery of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), shopSCAD features the artwork and designs of SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni. Singleton’s work — Ligaments, Nebula* and Surfacing (right) — has been available at both the Savannah and Atlanta galleries since late 2008, but this is the first time collectors can also purchase her shopSCAD offerings from the comfort of their homes. Singleton was added to the gallery’s roster in 2008. *UPDATE: Nebula and Surfacing have sold and are no longer available via the ShopSCAD site. (back to top)

04.18.09 : Photograph donated to 219: The Show

Artist Leila Singleton is a proud contributor to 219: The Show, going on tonight at Fine Line Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF), the exhibition is named for the 219 pets who die daily in Atlanta metro shelters. Artworks will be auctioned; proceeds benefit AARF programs. Singleton’s contribution is a framed print from her catalog of digital fine art photography. She donated in memory of Shidu, her boyfriend’s beloved Shar Pei who recently passed after 14 happy years, and in honor of her family’s Persian kitty Midnight, adopted from the Larimer Humane Society in 2001. Tickets are $20 and include a bottomless glass (wine, beer or other drinks), hors d'ouevres and one raffle ticket. The event runs from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. (back to top)

03.13.09 : Featured on Gawker Artists

Artist Leila Singleton has been selected for inclusion in Gawker Artists, a juried digital showcase appearing on New York City-based blog Gawker.com. Curated by Liz Dimmitt, Gawker Artists promotes works in all media by artists from around the world. Selections from Singleton’s collection of digital abstract photography can be viewed here. (back to top)

11.13.08 : Artist profile available at artslant.com

A comprehensive exhibitions listing for artist Leila Singleton is now available at Artslant, “the inside spot for art buzz and events…bring[ing] a local and in-depth focus to the contemporary art scene.” Visitors can view her profile, artist statement and a slideshow of selections from her photography portfolio here. (back to top)

10.10.08 : Represented by shopSCAD

shopSCAD logoPhotography by artist Leila Singleton is now available at shopSCAD, a retail gallery of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) featuring the artwork and designs of SCAD students, faculty, staff and alumni. ShopSCAD has enjoyed wide recognition since its opening in Savannah, Georgia, in November 2003, garnering mention in such publications as Vogue, The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Lucky Magazine and more. An Atlanta gallery was opened in 2006; Singleton’s work — three framed, matted photographic prints from her collection of digital abstracts — is available at both locations. (back to top)

10.09.08 : Exhibited in Snap to Grid

A digital photograph by artist Leila Singleton is included in the 5th annual Snap to Grid Un-Juried Exhibit, opening tonight at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA). Reminiscent of the postcard art shows of the 1980s, hundreds of works are displayed in a grid-like installation in the Center’s 1,200 foot gallery. Says LACDA Director Rex Bruce, “The usual (less than democratic) selection process where only the precious few are chosen is turned on its head in a curatorial anarchy where everyone gets to participate and the viewer is literally left to be the judge.” Tonight’s opening reception coincides with the popular Los Angeles Downtown Art Walk, with thousands expected to attend the exhibit. Visitors can see Singleton’s work at the Center through November 1, 2008. (back to top)

10.01.08 : Exhibited by Upstream People GallerySuminagashi, copyright 2008 by Leila Singleton

Five digital photographs by artist Leila Singleton are included in the 10th Annual Abstraction International Online Juried Art Exhibition, the latest show by Upstream People Gallery. Established in the late 1990s, Upstream People enjoys approximately 800,000 web hits monthly, and artists representing almost every country have shown work in its juried exhibitions. “Abstraction” attracted nearly 300 entries worldwide, some from as far away as China. Visitors can view Singleton’s work on the site through September 30, 2009. All five images are available for purchase through the gallery for the duration of the show. (back to top)

08.10.08 : Exhibited by Caladan Gallery Ligaments, copyright 2007 by Leila Singleton

Three digital photographs by artist Leila Singleton are included in Mystery in the Natural World, the latest, juried exhibition by Caladan Gallery. The show “investigates the ever-present and changing enigmatic nature of nature in visual terms.” Caladan Gallery, formed in 2003, is an online art gallery that features work in all media and enjoys 20,000 unique visitors monthly. Visitors can officially view Singleton’s work on the site through September 9, 2008, and for a few months thereafter in the gallery’s archives. All three images are available for purchase through the gallery for the duration of the show. *UPDATE: Ligaments, right, is now available via retail gallery shopSCAD.* (back to top)

02.07.08 : Photograph donated to Heart Art

14th Annual Heart Art Auction logoArtist Leila Singleton is a proud contributor to the 14th Annual Heart Art Auction, going on tonight at Mile High Station in Denver. Organized by the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Heart Art is “a chance for area artists to contribute their talents” to benefit both AIGA Colorado and Project Angel Heart, the latter of which delivers 1,000 meals weekly to homebound individuals living with life-threatening illnesses. Singleton’s contribution to the auction is a framed print from her catalog of digital fine art photography. The event runs from 5:30 to 9:00 PM and includes live jazz, food and drinks. Admission is $20. (back to top)

12.06.07 : Exhibited in Hush

Four digital photographs by Leila Singleton are included in Hush — A Silent Auction. The show is a fundraiser for the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Alumni Scholarship Fund and is hosted by the SCAD Atlanta Alumni Chapter and P’cheen International Bistro & Pub in Atlanta, Georgia. Artwork will be on display at P’cheen through December 19, 2007. (back to top)

02.08.07 : Handmade “Trashbag” purse donated to Heart Art 13th Annual Heart Art Auction

Artist Leila Singleton is a proud contributor to the 13th Annual Heart Art Auction, going on tonight at The Walnut Foundry in Denver. Organized by the Colorado chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Heart Art is “a chance for area artists to contribute their talents” to benefit both AIGA Colorado and Project Angel Heart, the latter of which delivers meals to homebound individuals living with life-threatening illnesses. Singleton’s contribution to the auction is “Sweet Tooth,” a handmade purse from her Trashbag collection. The event runs from 5:30 to 9:00 PM and includes live jazz, a magic show, food and drinks. Admission is $20. (back to top)

01.15.06 : Exhibited in Youth Art Show

Four watercolor paintings and one photographic print by artist Leila Singleton have been selected for inclusion in the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MoCA) 2006 Youth Art Show. The exhibit, which benefits MoCA, runs through February 12, 2006, and features the work of artists aged 13 – 25 who reside in Fort Collins, Colorado. (back to top)

04.18.03 : Exhibited in Bloom

A photograph by Leila Singleton is on display at the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Pulaski House, site of the Bloom spring exhibition. The show features two-dimensional works by students in various programs of study and will be up through May 2, 2003. (back to top)

04.26.12 : Get Review-Ready published by AIGA SF

An article penned by graphic designer Leila Singleton has been published in the Community section of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) San Francisco website. Titled “Get Review-Ready: Maximize Your Portfolio Review Experience,” the article arms design students in their junior and senior years of college with tips for success and growth in a review setting. Singleton is no stranger to reviews: she attended two amazing portfolio events held by AIGA Jacksonville as a student, scoring a top ten finish both years out of 140+ students. She now volunteers on the other side of the table: she’s reviewed work at Colorado State University and four AIGA SF Portfolio Days. Read the article here. (back to top)

12.11.09 : Captions published in Drawords

Cover of DrawordsSeven captions written by Leila Singleton appear in Drawords, a mini book by celebrated illustrator Craig Frazier. Frazier’s book is the result of an informal online experiment that called for captions to complement a weekly illustration. For each drawing, a “Selected” caption and several “Almost Selected” captions received an e-shout-out; the book immortalizes those words alongside Frazier’s 44 illustrations. Singleton accumulated seven Almost Selected entries, which appear among the 450 captions that made it into the book. Over 8,000 captions total were submitted by participants worldwide. Drawords is available for a limited time through Craig Frazier’s online store. (back to top)

08.08.09 : Short story published in 3.1.1.

The Anthill, a short story by Leila Singleton, appears in both the print and online versions of San Francisco, California, zine 3.1.1. A new publication focused on work by Bay Area writers and artists, the printed edition can be found at businesses throughout San Francisco. Read Singleton’s story — and enjoy the rest of the inaugural issue — here. (back to top)

05.11.09 : Design User or Thinker? published by AIGA SF

An article penned by graphic designer Leila Singleton has been published in the Community section of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) San Francisco website. Titled “Design User or Thinker? Beyond Junior Designers and Creative Directors,” the article details the User/Thinker concept, challenges associated with applying it, and how it can push designers to a higher level of creative achievement. Read the article here. (back to top)

10.19.07 : Poem featured in CRUXCRUX front cover

What I Learned in School, a poem by Leila Singleton, is included in CRUX: A Conversation in Words & Images / South Africa to South USA. The anthology features works by 58 writers from around the world, which explore slavery in the Southern US and apartheid in South Africa. (back to top)

06.30.07 : Poem featured in Matter 10: Village

Wolverine Farm Publishing’s Matter 10: Village features a poem by Leila Singleton titled Uncanny Valley. Published twice a year, Matter is a literary and arts magazine based in Fort Collins, Colorado, featuring the works of artists and writers from around the United States. (back to top)

02.15.04 : Poem snags secondOfficial Savannah College of Art and Design anniversary logo

The River, a poem by Leila Singleton, has been named the second-place selection in the Savannah College of Art & Design’s Making Our Mark poetry competition. Held in celebration of the institution’s 25th anniversary, the competition was open to students, faculty, staff and alumni. Her winning poem can be viewed here. (back to top)