About

 

We love to tell stories with quality brands and idea people.

Our goal is to help refine and promote your message. We use all the tools we have at-hand:

  • Listening and synthesizing well. Your goals are our goals.
  • 10+ years of strategic design experience.
  • Brand marketing fluency. We work with a sense of the big picture.
  • A passion for process. We're creative AND efficient.

Our main service offerings are brand design, Squarespace websites and graphic recording

Leah, Owner + Creative Lead

After studying journalism, human-computer interaction and design, I found my native space as an entrepreneur and visual creative.

I spent over 8 years on Whole Foods Market's store graphic design, regional marketing and global tech communication teams, and always had freelance creative projects going too. Eventually, I found myself with several clients and a need for more time and space to pursue the work.

In April of 2016, I left my 9-to-5 to grow Urban Wild into a full-on creative studio. I most enjoy the strategy: partnering with brands to articulate their stories, then help communicate them with deliberate, tailored ideas. 

I am based in Chicago, with a second home among family on the West Coast and a habit of traveling regularly.

I am a digital nomad, which means I work on projects from anywhere in the world where I can bring my laptop and sketchbook (read more). #followthejoy

Kathleen, Blog Contributor

With a background in business, mind for marketing and a passion for food, I found a home at Whole Foods Market. I love that Whole Foods is a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence, and working there has pushed me professionally and personally. It is through my experience working with this company that I fell in love with supporting local creators.

I was fortunate to watch Leah create Urban Wild Studio and I am so honored to be a part of the team and to further connect with others through the blog. Urban Wild offers me a space to be creative, meet artists, and give back to the community in a way that is true to me. To promote creative dreams is such a special gift and I cannot wait to see what the future holds.