Helping creatives make meaningful connections.

Leelee Creative Studio provides thoughtful graphic design services. We work with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and organisations in creative industries.

The studio also creates surface pattern designs and sells a range of paper goods.

We are advocates of slow creation. We design with intention and meaning to help you create a deeper connection with your audience.

As reliable, ethical professionals we strive for quality design delivered with meticulous care. When you work with Leelee you get more than just graphic design. We have a holistic approach, taking the time to understand our clients and their needs. We handle all aspects of your design with careful consideration and a touch of artistry. From graphic design to project management and content organisation, we explore distinctive solutions for your design needs. We are there for you every step of the creative journey.

We are based in Toronto, Canada, and Cape Town, South Africa. We work with clients all over the globe.

Leelee Macdonell
Leelee Macdonell

About Leelee Macdonell

Leanne “Leelee” Macdonell is the founder and creative director of Leelee Creative Studio. She is an interdisciplinary artist and designer curiously exploring different ways of being creative. Leelee continually strives to build links between many forms of practice from graphic design to abstract art and interior decor, as well as photography.

As a professional graphic designer since 1996, she has worked on many different kinds of projects with a wide range of people from all over the world. Leelee has experience creating branding, packaging, publications, surface patterns, websites, promotional items, and more... While she's designed a lot of things, the one thing that she absolutely love to work on is books. Her love for publication design began in her 20s when she worked nights creating layouts for an entertainment guide. Since then she's designed several art, culture, and lifestyle publications. Today she loves to help creatives expand their reach beyond the internet and exhibition walls with tangible books.

A Third Culture Kid born in South Africa, Leelee enjoys a colourful life. She has lived in South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, and now Canada. She considers herself to be a global citizen. She loves to help people celebrate their culture, craft, family, and lifestyle in ways that bring joy and meaning to their community.

Leelee has a fondness for projects that challenges our perspectives, ignites our imaginations, and sparks connection with others. She welcomes opportunities to collaborate on design and curatorial projects. Her knack for back end management and client support makes her an invaluable asset.

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