This week’s guest has not only an impressive resume in the world of magazine design but also the courage to push for change when necessary.
Leslie Xia is a queer Chinese American art director. They studied graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and have worked for companies like the Foundry 360 at DotDash Meredith, Men’s Health, VICE News, and Fast Company. Their personal work focuses on race, gender identity, and social justice.
Leslie joins Brand Outlaw to discuss their role as art director at Millie, a money magazine for women. We talk about their time at Men’s Health, where they pushed for the publication to be more inclusive of non-binary people. Leslie also recounts creating opportunities by making what you wish existed and gives advice for fostering a more respectful workplace.
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