The 'what I did to get here' stuff
Richard Leach is an award winning graphic designer, design consultant, brand manager and illustrator with over 30 years of experience in the communications industry. He started as an independent designer in 1981 and established Creative Edge Design in 1989. He has worked under contract for a wide range of clients including corporations from large to small, business startups, and as a brand manager and art director for established businesses.
In his capacity as an art director, he has also hired or supervised independent contractors (especially writers and web specialists) during his years in business to complete aspects of projects that he felt would be better served by others with unique talents in specific areas. In addition, he has extensive experience working with the CEOs of companies, especially in the creation of logos and branding programs, since the CEOs are the ones most attuned to the direction and purpose of their corporations.
More recently, he has worked on packaging, display designs, and web site projects for his clients as a natural development from printed media to the ever changing digital media of today's world.
Education: Richard holds a BA in Art Education from University of Toronto and a Diploma in Art and Design from Sheridan College. He also completed two years of study in Fine Arts at Hornsey College of Art in London, England (Hornsey was absorbed by Middlesex Polytechnic in subsequent years).