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Aaron Leighton


Aaron Leighton grew up in a small town on the Canadian prairies but was drawn to the chaos and colour of urban life in the big city. He graduated in 1995 from the Alberta College of Art & Design in Calgary, Alberta and has been working as an illustrator and character designer ever since.

Combining a love of line with a fondness for tribal artwork, cartoons, anthropomorphic objects and bugs, his work is both weird and wonderful. He currently lives in Toronto. And loves it!

This clients include Chronicle Books, The New York Times, Fast Company, Fortune, Profit, Time Out New York, Travel & Leisure, Child magazine, Teletoon, CBC, Macleans, MoneySense, Canadian Business, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent, Vancouver magazine, Cottage Life, The Globe & Mail, La Presse, and Zoom Media.