As a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's DAAP graphic design program, Leslie has spent worked in New York City, Chicago, Columbus, and San Francisco. She has over 8 years of experience designing for global retailers creating packaging, brand identities, interiors, developing retail product, and traveling internationally to study and report on macro cultural trends and their effects on the retail and graphics world. 

Leslie currently resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she spends much of her spare time biking, coffee-drinking, and cheese-eating.