Drawing on her skills in branding, typography and photography, Leslie joined Weber Thompson in 2014 with a wealth of experience designing visual identities and marketing assets for artists, non-profit organizations and local businesses that include Tom Douglas Restaurants and the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest. She brings her experience to bear on many of the projects in the office, from producing marketing graphics for the firm’s website to designing wayfinding and signage on projects such as Ascent and Marlowe.

Leslie is Weber Thompson's innovator and guardian of graphic standards, collaborating daily with architects, interior designers and landscape architects to maintain the firm's high-quality graphics while using a detailed eye to keep the Weber Thompson brand fresh and pertinent. She is a type enthusiast providing insight to colleagues on the architecture of letterforms and has given internal workshops on typographic history and best practices. 

She attended the University of Washington’s User-Centered Design program in 2017, further developing her design muscles and instinctive empathy for the people who interact with our projects. She continues to synthesize how UX Design methods – mostly in the digital space – can integrate with the architectural process in the built environment. She is currently exploring how VR might be implemented more widely in the firm during early design phases, particularly in the Interior Design and Landscape Architecture studios. 

She is an active member of AIGA (the Professional Association for Design) and SEGD (Society for Experiential Graphic Design) and enjoys participating in all things under the Humanities umbrella. Outside of Weber Thompson you’ll find her at a meet-up, daydreaming in bookshops or wandering metropolitan areas in search of a beautiful sign.

Leslie Riibe
Team Member, Senior Graphic Designer
Education

User-Centered Design Certificate
University of Washington


Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design & Illustration
Seattle Central Community College 

 

Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Cultural Studies, History
The Evergreen State College