Full name

Leah Simone Metters

Title

Illustrator, Writer,Visual Development Artist, Character Designer

Biography

Hello World. You have reached the den of Leah S. Metters, the Leaohness. Growing up, she wanted to be a lion,but she settled for the next best thing, becoming an ARTIST! Leah is a Illustrator, born and raised in Southern California, who just graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a B.F.A in Illustration. She loves working with colors and adding a dash whimsical realism, culture, and optimism in her work!
Her dream is to make AMAZING stories that will give people the strength to never give up, no matter what they may be going through! She also wants to include people of multiple ethic backgrounds, cultures, and personalities in her stories!

(She still wants to become a lion too)

Resume is available upon request.
For book inquiries please contact my agent Natalie M. Lakosil , at Bradford Literary Agency:Natalie@bradfordlit.com

Experience

Illustrator, Character designer, Visual Development

National Resource Center For Asian Languages

Fullerton, CA · September – Present

Illustrator, Character Designer, and Visual Development Artist for six Dual language Vietnamese children’s books(and counting)

Visual Development Artist and Convention Assistant

Whimsical World

On Sight · August 2018 – February 2019

Visual Development work for upcoming Whimsical World Children’s books that includes character design, set design, and more.

Art Teacher

Stone Ridge Academy

20 W 7th St, Upland, CA 91786 · September 1, 2019 – November 22, 2019

Art teacher for troubled kids. I would teach them how to express themselves in art through watercolor, color pencil, and paint. I would also teach them about the many different jobs they can have in the industry and would take them to multiple art shows. Introduced them to forms of digital painting.

Volunteer Portfolio Review Coordinator

Schoolism, Light Box Expo

Pasadena Convention Center · Sep 6, 2019 – Sep 9, 2019

Coordinator of portfolio reviews. I was in charge of matching attendees with industry professional artist for portfolio reviews. My job was to match each attendee with the industry professional that was right for them.

Education

B.F.A in Illustration

California State University Fullerton

800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831 · 2016 – 2019

A.A in Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Studies

Norco College

2001 Third St, Norco, CA 92860 · 2012 – 2015

Awards
2019 Children’s Book Illustrator Award , Do Lang
Winner of the National Resource Center’s Children Book Illustrator award
2020 Schoolism Scholarship , Bobby Chiu
Winner of the Schoolism Black Lives Matter Scholarship!
Exhibitions
2019 O.M.G Convention, The Source, 6940 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621
2019 Titan Con (Solo), Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
2019 Fontana Arts Festival (Solo), Fontana Park, Fontana, CA
Clients

National Language Center For Asian Children's Books Whimsical World LightBox Expo

Skills

Illustration, Visual Development, Visual Storytelling, Character Design, Photoshop, Procreate, Illustrator, Watercolor, Color pencil, Posca Makers, Gouache

Elsewhere