Who is Leslie McFarland?

Long story short, I love to make things.

As a kid, I always knew I would be an artist (or a "drawer" as I called it). And I did a lot of drawing throughout my youth. Upon graduating high school, I enrolled at Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis. The curriculum includes a foundation year, where students get a taste of all sorts of different media. I happened to have a typography class and it was love at first sight. Something about letterforms just speaks to me.

So I declared myself a Visual Communication major and got to work. I got my BFA and landed a job in a small advertising agency. A few jobs later, I find myself working at a major national corporation doing magazine layout. I enjoy it, but the "drawer" in me had started itching to come out and play.

I took an online class on hand-lettering and fell in love (again). I'm constantly finding reasons to practice this skill. I also draw a lot in my free time and I love learning new illustration techniques. I opened a shop at Etsy.com where I sell some of my illustration work.

When I'm not designing or drawing something, I can be found snuggling with my dogs, hanging out with my husband / partner in crime, geeking out over music and books, or watching Harry Potter.

Résumé available upon request

One of my earliest works, circa 1989. I spent a lot of time drawing Orcas. This one appears to have an underbite.

One of my earliest works, circa 1989. I spent a lot of time drawing Orcas. This one appears to have an underbite.

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Current Employment

Senior Designer / Angie's List

Owner / Fox Grove Designs

Volunteer Designer / Red Panda Network