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Courtney Leonard

Based in Austin

I'm a designer at Vox Media, working on brand development and product platforms. I have also have agency and in-house experience, which has given me a great perspective working with and for a variety of teams and stakeholders.

Senior Designer at

Vox Media

Recent Work

What students say

"Courtney was great at providing examples to illustrate her discussion points. She was knowledgeable, willing to answer questions and always showed me ways I could improve. She also made sure to provide positive reinforcement along the way as well. Great experience."

- Krystal P, Design 101

"Courtney really pushed me to put forth my best work. She saw that I was willing to do the work, that I had a passion for it, and that I was ready to learn. She kept pushing me to explore further, dive deeper, and keep producing iterations. This caused me to learn so much faster than just getting a quick check mark on my work. I appreciate her advice and the conversations we had. She was an awesome mentor."

- Brittany M, Branding

"Courtney is an amazing mentor - positive, thoughtful, communicative, and knowledgeable. I can see how much I grew in just four short weeks working with her. I hope to pair with Courtney for the UX Academy!"

- Kelsey S, UI Design

"Courtney was so great to work with! See was very flexible with our sessions and always gave great feedback. Her feedback pushed me to improve my designs and question my design decisions. She also gave great advice about design careers and what to look for in the future."

- Aaron W, Design 101 v1

"Very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I only had 2 sessions with her, as a project came up at work. I would have liked to have been able to extend the time during which I could work with her, since I was unable to finish the course in the 4 weeks alotted. "

- Jori R, UX Research & Strategy

"Courtney offered helpful feedback and resources. Rather than giving me a simple solution, she provided me with the tools to work through problems and use my own judgment. She also commented on my progress during the class, so it was nice to know that she noticed my development from project to project."

- Maia H, Design 101 v1

"Courtney was super helpful - asking questions in a way that would make me think further in my work and providing additional resources to help me get familiar with the different processes learned in the course. "

- Sahita P, Design 101 v1

Past Students

Ally A.

Design 101

 

Ashley P.

Design 101

 

Josh P.

UI Design

 

Lisa B.

UI Design

 

Hannah C.

Design 101

McKinney, TX

Leighton M.

Design 101

 

Krystal P.

Design 101

New Berlin, WI - Wisconsin

Rachel K.

Design 101

 

Katie J.

Design 101

 

Olga .

UI Design

Corvallis, Oregon

Tooba A.

UI Design

 

Andrew L.

UI Design

 

Melissa G.

UX Research & Strategy

Chicago, IL

Riley H.

Design 101

 

Brittany M.

Branding

 

Kelsey S.

UI Design

Chicago, IL

Seagram .

Branding

 

Melody S.

Design 101

 

Adrienne P.

Design 101

 

Bridgette H.

Design 101

 

YU-MIN L.

Design 101 v1

 

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Design 101 v1

 

Lindsey H.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Renee D.

UI Design

 

Shilpa M.

UI Design

Katy, TX

Kate T.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Joshua R.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Katie H.

Branding

 

Sohee C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Swakirti .

UX Research & Strategy

 

Aaron W.

Design 101 v1

Grayslake, IL

Sara W.

Branding

 

Kevin B.

UX: Interaction Design

 

Colin C.

UX Academy

Austin, TX

Will R.

Design 101 v1

 

Kevin K.

Branding

 

Surbhi L.

Design 101 v1

 

Terry Z.

Design 101 v1

Alameda, CA

Xochitl .

Design 101 v1

 

Yunshu Z.

Design 101 v1

 

Jori R.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Daniel K.

UX Academy

Cleveland, Ohio

Sasha (.

Design 101 v1

 

Kristin M.

Design 101 v1

 

Joe M.

Design 101 v1

 

Jacob C.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Ahmed S.

UX Academy

Austin, TX

Hila M.

UX Research & Strategy

 

Jake G.

Design 101 v1

 

Xzavier W.

Design 101 v1

 

Allison S.

Design 101 v1

Lafayette, CO

Amber O.

Design 101 v1

Washington, DC

Christine S.

Design 101 v1

Houston, tx

Design 101 v1

Austin, Texas

Jessica .

UX Research & Strategy

Boston, MA

Julie B.

UX Research & Strategy

New York, NY

Angella B.

Branding

Brooklyn, New York

Maia H.

Design 101 v1

New York, NY

Warren S.

Design 101 v1

Orlando, FL

Sahita P.

Design 101 v1

Miami, Florida

Renae J.

Design 101 v1

Asheville, NC