in 2008, after working as a graphic designer for advertising firms and screen-printing companies, twenty-something leah moved to austin, texas, picked up a pen, and started drawing. determined to make a living doing what she loves, leah taught herself how to sew and surface pattern design. three years later her goods are sold in the handmade and boutique markets internationally and her licensed clients include target, urban outfitters, and teroforma.

inspired by her neighborhood in east austin and her native american roots, leah creates a world where quirky meets beautiful, folk meets modern, and feminine meets delicate.

likes: pink, cowboy boots, bic round stick pens, avocados, spring, her bike, sleeping in on saturdays, her pit mix Oslo, people who make her laugh, sunny weather.

dislikes: traffic lights, being pricked by a cactus, backing out of her driveway (it's long), red meat, capital letters.


twitter: @leahduncanisme

photo by abby powell thompson