“You can blend in
or stand out.
Pick one.”
Jim Rohn



Book Cover Design
Banners & Signs
Discovery & Consultation


Through the foundation of branding, Leslie Ann Akin helps her clients enlarge their business presence while they enlarge their sense of self and their own capabilities.

Since 1989 Leslie Ann has designed graphics and developed a strong following for her distinctive style of personal and business branding. Her grasp of design and ability to understand what her clients wants, even if her client can’t verbalize it, is something that comes naturally to her.

Leslie was a professional clown for 15 years and even performed twice at The White House. She was a jazz radio DJ for 12 years in San Francisco and her design studio was voted business of the year.

Leslie The Brand Boss works with smart people who want to show up in a bigger way. They have more to accomplish in their lives and are at a crossroads in defining how to move forward in a significant manner. That’s where your heartburn ends, and Leslie Ann’s work begins.

​Leslie Ann enjoys meeting and collaborating with clients on zoom. Let’s connect.

Leslie the Brand Boss


Tess Booker & Friends

Tess Booker & Friends

Gold Dog Consulting

Gold Dog Consulting

Jest for Clowns

Jest for Clowns

Jane Martin, RN


Money Mindset Master

Money Mindset Master

Coffee Zone Portland Oregon

Coffee Zone, Portland



Second Look Editing
Clown Arts Education for Kids
Charles E. Oxford Consulting
Photo Media Productions
Quick & Clean
IT with Coffee


Leslie the Brand Boss

Intuits with Ease and Grace

Leslie is amazing. She was imaging my brand as I was speaking to her about my desires, and when we went to her studio, she came up with the perfect brand in a matter of minutes. She can intuit what you want with ease and grace. Give her a try for your brand!

— Anita Stewart

Awesome Graphic Surprises

It was so fun to work with [Leslie]. Lots of awesome graphic surprises. I realized I felt like a circle had been completed. I’ve thrown mucho dinero at poor designs, advertising, creating meetups, domains etc. It’s such a relief to come out of a project with something so beautiful and useable.

— Allison Grace

Table Top Banner!

I love my table top banner! My graphic designer is so amazing! Her branding skills are on point! Leslie Ann Akin is the very best!

— Vanessa Truett


Branding allows you to build relationships with your audience, which can eventually turn them into loyal customers. You can create a brand that people actually care about and put yourself ahead of businesses that aren’t using this to their advantage.

Forbes Magazine | Mar 24, 2021


Logo fonts can make or break your logo design. Choosing the right typography can help to tell your brand story and amplify the impact of your logo whenever and wherever people see it.

Colette Pomerleau | 2019


It has to relay information about the book in a way that grabs potential readers and inspires them to investigate further. It doesn’t have to tell everything about the story or provide the illustrator’s unique viewpoint like an editorial illustration.

Business of Illustration | Mar 21, 2016

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