2023 Juror

Leigh Chandler

Founder & Creative Director

Sister Mary

Leigh Chandler

NEW YORK, USA // Originally from the UK and now based in NYC, Leigh is a trail-blazing Creative Director whose service to branding and design spans 20 years and several continents.

Leigh recently launched her own creative studio specializing in beverage and cannabis branding - Sister Mary. Inspired by the life and work of artist and nun, Sister Mary Corita Kent, since she was a teenager, Leigh dedicates this agency to her ethos and creative legacy.

Before launching Sister Mary, Leigh was Partner and Executive Creative Director of Vault49, where her team’s projects were recognized at the likes of DBA Design Effectiveness, Dieline, Pentawards and Cannabis Clios.

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 an expressive, disruptive creative solution. Working across everything from holistic brand identities and packaging to retail outputs, events and brand activations, Leigh has worked with global giants Guinness, Baileys and Smirnoff as well as with entrepreneurs and startups to create and launch new-to-world brands. This has included collaborating on consumer cannabis products Roach and FUZED with House of Brands, and overseeing the brand development for Casatera, a premium Tequila-based RTD.

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