Caryn Leschen is a graduate of CCA and has been a professional illustrator, copywriter, graphic designer and cartoonist for over 20 years. She is widely known for her work in the ground-breaking comix anthologies Wimmen's Comix and Twisted Sisters. Since then, she's designed a range of websites, presentations and publications, and written acres of quirky copy and comedy for web, TV, and print. In the '90s, she created Ask Aunt Violet, an advice comic featured in alternative weeklies throughout the US and Canada, including the SF Weekly, Chicago Reader, Ottawa XPress, Madison Isthmus, and Creative Loafing. As a professor of Computer Science at USF, she teaches Adobe Animate and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and Pages, MS Word, and has established a unique workshop in Drawing on the iPad. If you want to actually laugh out loud right now, visit her neglected blogs, Rant Violet and Aunt Violet's Museum of Old Bags.
Let's begin with some illustrations, shall we?
(Click any picture twice to view this group as a slide show.)
David Racionzer, of Air-Sun Screen and Awning, is the best. I loved working with him on this website, because It was really handcrafted, and I could be creative and colorful. Your experience of screens and awnings will be totally transformed here:
At one point I illustrated a travel column for The Wall Street Journal, but they eventually decided that my work wasn't conservative enough, so they went back to making their illustrations with tiny dots.
As it happens, I do quite a bit of marketin consulting with my clients, after so many years of experience in this business.