Aloha! My name is Leah Love and I produce LOVE-ly designs.
After reading endless amounts of manga and watching countless series of anime, I was determined at a young age that I was going to become a comic book artist and animator. In an effort to start working toward my dream I felt the best way to go about it was to study video game design. Worried at the sound of “game”, my mom suggested I go into web design instead. Disappointed at first, I kept an open mind. Little did I know my love for graphic design evolved from four years of studying web design and development. I am currently pursuing a BS in Graphic Design & Media at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Although design is my main focus, I also dabble with code (like this very site you’re looking at)! When I’m not designing I’m dancing competitive hula with the award winning group Nani Ola Hawaiian Dance Company.
Everyone deals with problems differently. When I tackle a new project I like to use the process LOVE.
LearnMy job as a designer is to not just make things pretty, but to communicate messages. Before I start anything, I must learn about my project. I conduct research following the basic 5 W's, Who, What, Where, When, and Why. This step is arguably the most important because the more knowledgeable I am about my subject, the more effective the message I am sending will be received.
OrganizeAfter gathering information about my project, I start to organize all my thoughts. At this stage I make various lists and charts. I make connections and relationships between the parts from my research.
VisualizeAs I finish organizing my thoughts, I begin to visualize my ideas. This is when the thoughts in my head become tangible pieces onto paper.