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Meet Judith Leslie

Judith Leslie has over 25 years' experience in the Graphic Arts field, primarily in printed and presentation materials. In 1992, she established her own freelance design studio. Judith works closely with many diversity and training companies, creating projects for their internal needs and developing support materials for their national and international clientele. Previously, she spent eight years with a central FL printing house as an artist/pre-press technician. For nine years, she worked with the Alachua Co. Library District in Gainesville, FL, and served as resident artist in the Children’s Department, producing large-scale room decorations, puppet shows, and printed materials. Judith also served as a Recreation Specialist for the U.S. military in Germany, where she was in charge of a full-service arts and crafts shop.

Judith’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) in Fine Arts from the University of Florida (UF) with a second B.A. (summa cum laude) in Graphic Design from UF.

She is well-versed in many software applications including: QuarkXPress; Adobe PhotoShop / Illustrator / GoLive / Acrobat; Microsoft PowerPoint / Word; and FileMaker Pro. She designed and constructed the Diversity ArtWorks!™ website and created all the artwork represented on the site.

Judith Leslie is co-founder of Diversity ArtWorks!™ She brings to each project her creative design expertise, her caring and professional attitude, and her strong attention to detail and quality control - always with a conscientious eye on your budget.

Judy is available for other types of designwork at www.JudithLeslie.com.

Art has always been an integral part of my life. In the beginning, there was my abstract, finger-painting phase. Needing structure, I moved on to paint-by-numbers, but soon cast aside the tyranny of ‘stay-inside-the-line.’ I discovered freehand painting and suddenly there were big-eyed cats in alleyways to conquer. Years later, extra-curricular hours were spent with my talented sister making clay creations in one class, and creating pastel portraits and oil/acrylic still-life fruit compositions in another. With junior college under my belt, I moved to Germany and found myself managing an arts and crafts shop: leatherwork, woodwork, jewelry, ceramics, and more. Then I was homeward bound and off to college for pottery, printmaking, art history and graphic design. Today, it’s classes and workshops on the latest tools in the computerized world of graphic arts.

Now, I have the opportunity to combine my love of art with another passion - the hope that, in some small way, I can contribute to a society and world where acceptance and respect become the norm. It may be a subtle strategy, but I sincerely hope Diversity ArtWorks!'s efforts will make a difference. As Helen Keller, a great champion for acceptance, said:

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.

– Attributed to Helen Keller. Charles L. Wallis, The Treasure Chest, p. 240 (1983). Unverified.

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