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.
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