LeAnna Weller Smith, Executive Creative Director for Weller Smith Design has been selected as Top Graphic Designer of the Year for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her remarkable creativity and dedication to the graphic arts industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala in December for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala.
With over 20 years of professional experience in print and digital design, LeAnna has certainly proven herself as an accomplished graphic designer. LeAnna and her team are dedicated to understanding their client's vision and providing innovative, polished, and unique expressions of their brands. LeAnna also has over 17 years of experience within the publishing industry. Some of her most notable publishing collaborations include New York City-based houses like Abrams, American Express Publishing, Artisan, Countryman Press, Melcher Media, Weight Watchers, Workman, Reader’s Digest, Rizzoli, Stewart Tabori & Chang, and Time Inc, just to name a few.
LeAnna earned her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communications from Kent University. Her specialties include all aspects of web services, branding, and self-publishing. From the initial creative design to the final production, LeAnna creates web projects, book interiors, calendars, brochures, print identity, collateral, advertisements, and invitations. She assists to build brands while helping to produce a high-quality product that best serves clients, their goals and target audience. LeAnna also has the advantage of supplying Print-On-Demand Publishers, Distributors, or Custom Printers to her clients. Working with experts, entrepreneurs and authors she illustrates titles, cookbooks, gift books, both fiction and non-fiction books and high-end coffee table books.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami stated: “Choosing LeAnna for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is highly motivated, very imaginative and truly passionate about helping others reach their goals. We are thrilled to be honoring her and cannot wait to meet her at the gala.”
Throughout her career, LeAnna’s designs have been featured in numerous publications and literature. Her leadership and knowledge helped create the individualized final outcome for her clientele. For 2020 she is being considered for a feature in T.I.P (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and to be featured on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square, New York City by the International Association of Top Professionals.
Aside from her successful career, LeAnna is also an Award-Winning Designer and Agency Owner. She is an active Board Member of Spark Design Professionals. LeAnna states that her “mission as a designer and strategic creative thinker is to help give our clients the confidence they need, within their brand, so that they can make a greater impact within their communities, throughout their region, and across the world.”
Looking back LeAnna attributes her success to her perseverance, tenacity and mentors she has had along the way. She says she has been blessed and feels this is just the beginning. When not working she enjoys traveling and spending time with family. For the future she hopes to continue to inspire and grow her client’s brands and make a difference in their lives anyway she can.
For more information on LeAnna Weller Smith please visit: www.wellersmithdesign.com
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