• From Canada, Lesley lives in New York City. 


    Lesley has always loved text and letterforms.  After having several of her stories that she both wrote and illustrated published, she moved towards hand-drawn letters, then into sign-making and lettering art where she is able to combine her illustration, hand-lettering, and her love of challenge. 


    She has created for Jimmy Kimmel, Rachael Ray, The Plaza Hotel, A. Lange &Söhne, Major Food Group (Santina, Parm, Dirty French, Sadelle's), JP Williams, Cole Haan, JSTOR, and many top restaurant and hospitality groups, packaging designers, creative agencies, and independent business owners in NYC and beyond.  Her PLANTER font received an Award of Excellence and was featured in the 2015  Communication Arts Typography Annual


    She works honestly, collaboratively, and cooperatively, and welcomes clients with these same goals. 


    Her most recent book, The Banana Story of Agony (Conundrum Press, 2009) is a collection of four of her illustrated stories (LoveSusan Had a Chicken on Her ButtThere’s No One Home, and The Banana Story of Agony), that can be seen as children's books or stories for all ages. And can also all be seen here, from the links in this jolly paragraph.


    Lesley welcomes all ideas and inquiries. You can contact her at 347 759 8568 or at lesley@lesleyjohnsonimages.com.



 photo by  Hannah Thomson