Leon Brown is a creative director based in London.

Currently leading design at SaaS purchasing platform Vertice.

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EXPERIENCE

2022—

Design Lead

June—

Leading brand and product design disciplines across Vertice following a mammoth $26m Series A as the company comes out of stealth to launch the next big thing in SaaS management.

2021—

Mentor,

August—

Mentoring on ADPList with a mission to invest in the success of designers worldwide — sharing my experiences in creative leadership, brand strategy, and collaborating with great people on great things.

2019
—22

Design Director,

April—June

Leading the design team at one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, collaborating firm-wide to drive Tessian's creative direction, branded website and channels, live event production, and the launch of Human Layer Security. Founded "Plus", Tessian's LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.

2018

Visual Designer,

August—March

Joining as the first designer and creating for web experiences, enterprise software, and physical merchandise. Supporting content marketing, demand generation, and visual identity in the run-up to a successful $42m Series B fundraise from Sequoia.

2018

Design Research Office,

May—July

Preparing post-graduate student work for showcase at New Designers, and acting as in-house designer for event posters, catalogues, and exhibition design.

2016

Product Design Internship,

August

Producing internal studio collateral and promotional media for clients, leading design concepts to be showcased in the Brand Futures Journal, and assisting with live-brief packaging design proposals.

2015

Permanent Collections Archivist,

June—September

Handling and organisation of museum items, assisting the archival and documentation of collection items, specifically for the Design Museum’s 2016 relocation to the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington.

Selected Press

2022

Dezeen Awards,

Graphic Design Longlist

2022

Fonts In Use,

Human Layer Security Magazine

2021

2020

Infosecurity Magazine,

Vol.17, Q4 Cover Feature, "Out and Proud"

2020

2019

2018

Discovery Channel,

Daily Planet, “Weird Planet”

2018

Wired Magazine,

“When the Toaster Gets Smart”

2018

New Designers, London,

Wilko W’Innovate Award, Runner-Up

2018

2018

Tianjin International Design Week,

Design the Sound, Bei Ning Park Pavilion

An international exhibition on Sound and Music, with a focus on the intersection of work between cultures East and West, running from May 11th to May 18th.

2018

StudentDesign,

“Pupil—Worldwide Design Database”, p.24-25

2017

A cross-disciplinary exhibition of Product Design BA and Glass MA-MFA at Edinburgh College of Art, hosted in the former Edinburgh Lauriston Museum of Fire, on the theme of "Work in Progress", running from December 5th to December 8th.

2017

The Design Museum Holon, Israel,

Sound and Matter in Design Exhibition

An international exhibition dedicated to the relationship between design and sound, entitled “Sound and Matter in Design”. Running June 29th to October 28th.

2017

Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh,

Major Externality Crisis

An exhibition of 3rd Year Product Design work on the intersection of technology and craft. Open at Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court and running April 24th to April 28th.

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