After completing the Bachelor of Design at University of South Australia, Aleesha decided to pack everything up and move over to London. An 18 month travel extravaganza followed, and once the Visa (and dream) had ended, she returned to Australia, to settle in Melbourne. The city brought many opportunities, starting out as a Junior Graphic Designer at a truck and trailer curtain and decal company, and then onto Henderson Greetings, as an Illustrator/Graphic Designer working on greeting cards. It was here Aleesha really found a love for illustration, and began working creatively on the side, drawing her own ideas and finding pleasure in putting pencil to paper.
Over time her style developed (and still is) using coloured pencils and dabbling in watercolour and digital media. She now is employed part time at a printing company, while drawing custom illustration work for customers pets and loved ones.
Her dream is to illustrate for kid's books, editorial, magazines and packaging. She is currently taking on work in these areas and would LOVE to sit down and chat with anyone interested in having her work in their publication.