Leah Tickner


Senior Creative

Hello! I’m Leah and I’m a Senior Creative here at Just R. 

Starting my journey to become a Graphic Designer whilst still at school, I’ve always known that this would be my vocation and I’m extremely lucky to have had over a decade (and some!) successfully working within the creative industry, truly loving the job that I do everyday. 

Graduating in 2009, with a BA (Hons) in Design & Visual Arts, I left my hometown, making the move to Carlisle, where I began what would become an 8-year pathway of progression at local publishers Cumbrian Newspapers; honing my skills in all things advertising, editorial and print – working my way from the back pages of classified ads, to being involved in the initial concept, branding, layout and launch of an award-winning Food and Drink magazine.

Making the move from print to digital was the natural next step, and sitting as a Lead Graphic Designer within a PR and Marketing team, I absorbed a whole wealth of knowledge (and gained a nerdy love of analytics and performance stats!). 

My previous experience has culminated in the Senior Creative role I’m in today, and I am able to pull from all aspects of my experience to influence and guide the work I create. Striving for continuous improvement and development, backed by a company who celebrate and encourage curiosity and learning, I love nothing more than collaborating with our Videography, Copywriting and Web teams to create cohesive, creative campaigns that get results for our clients.

Joining the team in 2020, at the height of a global pandemic, really opened my eyes and highlighted how much we rely on our NHS, and the need to look after it. I find fulfilment in being able to do what I love and design with such a purpose; playing my part in solving one of the biggest social issues we face in this lifetime.