Naomi Leeman is an urban designer, illustrator, and graphic designer with roots in the Midwest, but currently living and working in Yuma, Arizona. Trained as an urban designer, Naomi is passionate about designing places. You could even call her a "place designer", if that were a term. She uses her talents on a wide variety of projects -- from developing master plans that guide community development, to creating maps that help people appreciate a place, right down to helping a new business create a strong branding package -- with one goal overarching goal in mind: to encourage and celebrate great places. She enjoys traveling the world, sketching the places she sees and searching for interesting handcrafted goods. In our world of globalization, mass-production, and instant gratification, craftsmanship has become rare and under-appreciated.
She earned her Master of Design Studies in Real Estate Development from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She graduated summa cum laude from Ball State University where she received her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. As part of her undergraduate degree, she studied urban design in over 25 countries, an experience which allows her to bring design inspiration from around the world. She and her husband recently moved back to the States after spending three years in Iwakuni, Japan. They now live in Yuma, Arizona where you will most likely find them working on a renovation project at their home or relaxing by the pool!
During the 10 years of my professional urban planning career, I have had the pleasure of working with many great landscape architects and designers, both in our city and region and across the nation and globe. I can personally attest that Naomi Leeman is one of most talented emerging landscape architects/urban designers in the US. Moreover, she is extremely pleasant, engaging, energetic, cooperative, and honest.”
Josh Martin, Turnberry Consulting
Naomi is a gifted artist and very responsive. She produced a map quickly, was extremely flexible and was eager to produce something wonderful. We couldn't be happier with the process or the end product -- a useful and charming map.
Michael, Wedding Map Customer
Naomi's artwork has been featured in the following magazines, websites & blogs:
Contact Naomi today at naomi[at]naomileeman[dot]com or give her a ring at 502.727.5204 to get started on your creative project.