Leelee in her sunroom studio, surrounded by plants.

Leanne "Leelee" Macdonell is a multidisciplinary designer with 20+ years experience in visual communications.

She has worked on a wide variety of projects with creative entrepreneurs, community groups, and non profit organisations in Canada, Thailand, South Africa, and the United States. Her various roles have provided her with experience in publications, visual identity, packaging, and websites.

Leelee excels in projects with multi-page layouts and lots of content to organise. She has spent the marjority of her career working on publications including books, magazines, brochures, catalogues, reports, informational and promotional documents, and workbooks.

Other design projects she enjoys working on are stationery, special events, surface patterns, and websites.

Leelee is committed to her professional development and motivated to work across several disciplines in design. She is currently studying interior decorating to expand on her love for designing experiential spaces. In her daily art practice she explores abstracts, patterns, and all the possibilities they bring.

You can shop her designs at leelee.design.

Now booking projects for February 2020.

Clients Past and Present

Acclimate Magazine
American Pacific International School
ANZWG Womens Group Bangkok
Bangkok Network of Women
Conceivable Dreams
Creating Together Parkdale
Indochina Memorial Media Foundation
Infinity Financial Solutions
IUCN The World Conservation Union
Jabulani South African Society Bangkok
KIS International School

National Museum Volunteers Bangkok
Relate Siam
Right To Play
Ruben Toral
SCAD Bangkok
Scuba Schools International
South African-Thai Chamber of Commerce
Spa Odyssey Magazine
The Lab
Tom Yum Magazine
United Nations DLPT Program
Untamed Travel Magazine


"Leanne developed for us a beautiful website that fit the needs of our non-profit organization while offering us great value for our budget. Not only did Leanne include all the functional elements we were looking for, she designed it to be easy for a small staff to maintain and update as required. She took the time to understand our needs from the outset, and brought her past experience working with non-profits to our project, sharing ideas that worked and suggesting straightforward solutions to challenges. Leanne is organized and kept the project on track through completion. The staff training component in particular was well thought-out, as she prepared useful reference materials for us and anticipated many of our questions and needs moving forward. For this, we are so appreciative! Without hesitation, we would recommend Leanne to any organization seeking excellent design services and client support."

Sarah Aranha
Board Member, Creating Together Family Resource Centre

"Her attention to detail is exceptional and working with her was a total pleasure. I recommend her highly to anyone seeking quality graphic design work."

Danny Steyn
African Offroad Tours, Ocean Machinery

"Leanne has a great creative, consultative and analytical mind to solve problems from a design and strategic perspective. She is constantly thinking outside the box to come up with new ways to approach projects. She is dedicated to excellent work and is always reliable with work time lines - patiently working with and delivering on difficult client demands. It was a pleasure working with her and I look forward to the opportunity again."

Carmen Koda
Independent Project Manager

"When Leanne and I met, I knew immediately that we'd make a great team. Leanne helped me in the early planning stages of building Acclimate magazine, designed our media kit, and designed the look of the entire magazine. She has a gift for understanding a concept in my head and crafting it into a more beautiful design that I could have imagined. In addition to design, Leanne has also taken responsibility for the printing and distribution of Acclimate, which she manages competently and efficiently. On top of all of her skills, she is fun and easy to work with, and her fees are fair and reasonable. I'm delighted we found each other, and have recommended her many times to friends and colleagues."

Tracy Starr
Acclimate Magazine

"Leanne was the creative director for Medeguide and was responsible for the design of our web platform, branding and corporate marketing collateral. Leanne is a gifted designer with a very good eye. She's a wonderful person and a pleasure to work with. I recommend her without reservation to any individual or organization looking for graphic design talent that is out of the ordinary. We miss her..."

Ruben Toral

"She was always pushing out the boundaries and very good at translating words into imagery and design. She is also a very nice person which helps in small team."

Simon Clarke