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

Books

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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