2023 Juror

Leigh Chandler

Partner & Executive Creative Director

Vault 49

Leigh Chandler

NEW YORK, USA // Originally from the UK, Leigh has 20 years’ industry experience working at branding and design agencies across Europe and North America. Joining Vault49 in 2014, and subsequently becoming a Partner, Leigh has been instrumental in the continued growth of business from a small NYC-based team to two global studios, and her team’s projects have been recognized at the likes of Cannabis Clios, DBA Design Effectiveness, Design Week Awards and Pentawards.

Combining a strategic mindset with creative flair, Leigh thrives on unpicking complex client briefs and business challenges, distilling them into a powerful brand idea, and then delivering a super expressive, disruptive creative solution. Working across everything from holistic brand identities, brand worlds and packaging to retail outputs, events and brand activations, Leigh counts Guinness, Baileys and Smirnoff amongst her current global clients.

Leigh also works with entrepreneurs and startups across emerging categories to create and launch new-to-world brands. This includes collaborating on consumer cannabis products with House of Brands, including multi-award winning designs for cannabis vape brands Roach and FUZED.

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