Meet the Assisters
Keisha Leon

Keisha Leon

Keisha Leon

Director at Leon Design

Keisha is an Aboriginal Graphic Artist and Director and owner of Leon Design - a creative consultancy specialising in conceptual design to bring ideas to life. As a proud Waanyi & Kalkadoon woman, she is passionate about supporting Indigenous initiatives and projects through creative storytelling.

Career & Background

What inspired you to do what you are doing now?

What was your journey and where are you headed in your career right now?

Your favourite food for thought


I don’t often read ‘business books’ or this topic as greater value storytelling and socio-political non-fiction. Business books on my list to read are: Creative Confidence, The E-Myth & How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Podcasts / Thought Leaders

Radiolab, The Minefield, This American Life. They are a great mix of ideas, social commentary and open-mindedness.

What drives and inspires you

What are your core values?

  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Making a difference
  • Cultural values & identity

Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Other First Nations women, matriarchs and creatives that are breaking glass ceilings and driving the change today.


You as a Mentor

Why have you decided to become a mentor?

I want to help guide and offer support, that I did not necessarily have, to someone navigating their career and what they can offer to the creative industries; and to give feedback and advice to the unknown in their journey. To offer a cultural perspective and designing for change.

What are the top 5 skills or qualities you bring to mentoring?

  • Direct
  • Empathetic
  • Open
  • Respectful
  • Supportive

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Ready to be a part of Assisterhood as a Mentee?

We are now up and running in QLD and VIC – and we’re only just getting started! Let’s shoot for the stars – together!