Studio Southpaw

Who am I?

I am Leslie Bolin, a strategic marketing, communications and multimedia professional with a passion for helping companies establish solid foundations for brand identity, content creation and digital marketing through images and words. With more than 15 years of experience, I get it—it’s not just about cool, trendy design; it’s also about the clients you work with and the problems your business solves for them. I believe:

  • Good design matters.
  • In SMART goals (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely).
  • In saying “please” and “thank you.”
  • Little things make a big difference.

My collaborative style emphasizes teamwork and consensus building. I’ve led strong, seatbelt-free brainstorming sessions. I know how to handle diverse constituencies with finesse, sensitivity and integrity. I have demonstrated that I can manage and inspire others, and I negotiate resourcefully with external vendors.

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Why Choose Studio Southpaw?

  1. You’ll get one-on-one attention and support from an efficient, organized person.
  2. My marketing and design experience offers unique results-oriented outcomes.
  3. Take advantage of a diverse skill set in a one-stop shop.

Giving Back

Volunteering is an expression of an individual’s involvement in their community. Here are some of the places where I’ve lent a hand:

  • Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Joliet City Center Partnership
  • Pro bono design for local musicians
  • American Association of University Women
  • Art in the Classroom, elementary grades

Software Skills

I’m equally at home in a Mac or PC environment, and my skills are constantly evolving.

Adobe Indesign100%
Adobe Illustrator90%
Adobe Photoshop90%
Adobe Premiere Pro80%
Scientific Photography80%
Studio Photography80%
Adobe After Effects60%