Leighton Hubbell
Graphic Design, California United States
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Contact details
Tel: 714 227.3457
Brief Summary

Leighton Hubbell, the creative director for the one-person design shop Leightonhubbell.com, has been designing logos, corporate identity systems, promotions, packaging design, illustration, print, web design and television for over 20 years. Clients have included one-person entrepreneurial companies, education facilities, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and major international corporations.

His award-winning design career began in 1987 after studies in the design of graphics, advertising, and typography through the Colorado Institute of Art and soon after at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in 1993. As an Art Director for DDB Needham Dallas Worldwide, he was awarded a CLIO for promotional work for Pepsi - one of the advertising industry’s highest honors. This was followed by a stint as Art Director of a Honolulu ad agency, where he was responsible for ad campaigns for several of the region’s largest hotel chains. After a move to Southern California in 1997 he was Associate Creative Director for an national branding agency; working as the lead art director on several of the agency’s major clients, designing promotions, creating customer programs and re-branding established products.

Many business ventures have invested the future of their companies in the design work of Leighton Hubbell. Clients have included businesses and organizations throughout the United States and other foreign countries. Larger clients have included Sheraton Hotels, Purina Pet Foods, Hanes USA, Lions Club International, Nestlé USA, Samsung and many others.

Leighton Hubbell has received over 200 regional, national and international awards for his advertising, logo design, graphic design and illustration efforts. His work has been featured in HOW, Print and Graphic Design:USA. Over 40 books on the design of logos, identity, and graphic design have presented his efforts as industry examples. Leighton has also recently been a writing contributor to a handful of logo design books including Smashing Logo Design, on the effects of social media on the logo design industry, Logo Nest 01 on the subject of the power of a good logo design, LogoNest 02 on longevity in the logo business and the upcoming LogoNest 03.

Feel free to take a look at my portfolio or contact me for your next project.

GMC Trucks
Progress Technology

Educational institutions.
Cal State Fullerton
St. Paul’s Lutheran Schools

Warner Brothers/Giant Records
Yamaha Music Corporation

First Hawaiian Bank
GE Capital

Food service.
Pizza Hut
Taco Bell

Lions Club International

Packaged goods.
3-in-1 Lubricants
Behr Process Corp.
Bimbo Bakeries
Brian Arden Wines
ConAgra Foods
PepsiCo: All Sport, Crystal Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Lipton,
Mountain Dew, Ocean Spray, Pepsi, Slice
Purina Pet Foods

Public service.
Orange County Transportation Authority
Port of Long Beach

Real estate development.
Centex Homes
Lennar Homes
Lyon Homes
Pulte Homes

Retail services.
Blockbuster Entertainment
Fleetwood Homes
Safeway Stores

GT Bicycles, Inc.
BH Bicycles, USA
No Fear
Pivot Cycles


Travel and tourism.
Hilton Hotels
Ihilani Resort & Spa
Kona Village Resort
Outrigger Resorts
Prince/Westin Resorts
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Tarsadia Hotels/Hard Rock Hotels 
Awards and Recognition

2013 published - LogoLounge 8 by Rockport Publishers
2013 published – iheartlogos Season Three by iheartlogos.com
2012 published – iheartlogos Season Two by iheartlogos.com
2012 published – Logopond Book by logopond.com
2012 published – LogoNest 02 by logonest.com - Guest writing contributor
2011 published – Smashing Logo Design by Gareth Hardy - Guest writing contributor

2011 published – LogoNest 01 by logonest.com - Guest writing contributor

2011 published – Letterhead and Logo Design 12 by Rockport Publishers

2011 published – iheartlogos Season One by iheartlogos.com

2011 published - LogoLounge Masters Library Vol. 3 Shapes & Symbols by Rockport Publishers
2011 published - LogoLounge 6 by Rockport Publishers

2010 published - LogoLounge Masters Library Vol. 2 Animals & Mythology by Rockport Publishers
2010 published - LogoLounge Masters Library Vol. 1 Initials & Crests by Rockport Publishers
2009 published - LogoLounge 5 by Rockport Publishers
2008 published – LogoLounge 4 by Rockport Publishers
2008 published – LogoLounge 3 mini by Rockport Publishers
2007 published – 1,000 Restaurant Bar & Café Graphics by Rockport Publishers
2007 published – American Corporate Identity 22 by David E. Carter
2007 published – Big Book of Letterheads by David E. Carter
2006 published – LogoLounge 3 by Rockport Publishers
2006 published – American Corporate Identity 21 by David E. Carter
2005 published – LogoLounge 2 by Rockport Publishers
2005 published – Letterhead & Logo Design 9 by Rockport Publishers

2005 Orange County Ad Awards
2005 published – World Business Cards Today by PIE Books
2005 published – Big Book of Business Cards by David E. Carter
2005 published – American Corporate Identity 20 by David E. Carter
2004 published – American Corporate Identity 19 by David E. Carter
2003 Neenah Paper Works Bronze Medal
2003 Orange County Ad Awards
2002 Orange County Ad Awards
2002 PRINT Regional Design Annual
2002 published – Big Book of Logos 3 by David E. Carter
2002 published – Direct Mail on Target by PIE Books
2001 PRINT Regional Design Annual
2001 PROMO Magazine Pro Awards
2001 PMA Reggie Awards
2001 Orange County Ad Awards
2000 published – PRINT’s Best Letterheads and Business Cards 6
2000 PRINT Regional Design Annual
2000 Orange County Ad Awards
1999 AAF District 15 Citation of Excellence
1999 Orange County Ad Awards
1999 AAF District 13 Ad Awards
1998 PRINT Regional Design Annual
1998 PRINT Digital Art & Design Annual
1998 HOW Magazine Self Promotion Competition
1997 AAF District 13 Ad Awards
1997 PRINT Regional Design Annual

1997 PRINT Digital Art & Design Annual
1996 AAF District 13 Ad Awards
1996 AICP Awards
1995 AAF Dallas Tops Awards
1995 CLIO Awards


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