Leslie Friesen

Power Agency Designer-in-Residence


Leslie Friesen has more than 30 years experience as a professional graphic designer, which she brings to this "professor of practice" position. Prior to joining the faculty as Power Agency Designer-in-Residence in 2002, she was the Art Director and head of the Creative Services Department for a public relations firm for 17 years. Her projects there ranged from publication design (magazines, newsletters, brochures, annual reports), to internal communications, to logo design. She is maintains her design practice through Point A Consulting, and is the Art Director for Edible Louisville & the Bluegrass magazine. View Friesen's work.

Course Offerings

ART 205 | Design Methods
ART 571 | Letterforms I
ART 575 | Packaging Design
ART 570 | Design for Public Issues
ART 598 | Portfolio

ART 440 | Co-op in Graphic Design
ART 579 | Directed Studies

Professional Activity

Creative Director, Point A Consulting, 2007 to present.
Art Director, Edible Louisville and the Bluegrass, bi-monthly magazine, 2010 to present.

Designer for approximately 250 scientific diagrams in Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, by John C. Morrison

Professional Memberships



“Successes and Challenges in Teaching a Pro Bono Community Engagement Course.” Presented at 2013 national AIGA Conference in Design Educator’s Workshops. October 2013.