Leona Collins

Leona Collins
Leona Collins is a Creative Director, Creativity Consultant, Designer and published Illustrator with over 20 years’ experience in creative industries across UAE, UK, Ireland and Morocco. Her diverse portfolio includes original artwork and designs from textiles and interiors, to graphics and illustration. With a degree in Fashion and a Masters in Textile Design, Collins is an accomplished printed textile/surface pattern designer, the skills for which translated well into illustration when, in 2018, she joined forces with author Colette Barr to illustrate Barr’s books The Eco-heroes. Together, the pair set up their UAE company Save Our World to self-publish The Eco-heroes book series. Save Our World raises awareness of global environmental issues through relevant, funny and engaging children’s stories that are created to inspire change and climate action for a more sustainable planet – starting in the Middle East.

An experienced art & design educator, Collins has delivered courses at the American University Dubai and Heriot-Watt University. She has created workshops for and exhibited her work at Tashkeel Studio. As a Creativity Consultant (with IdeaTree) she teaches artistic expression, design thinking and visual communication while sharing her passion for art, creativity and wellbeing for all. During author visits, workshops and speaking events, Collins is motivated to educate others on sustainable design and positive social impact while promoting the link between creativity and wellbeing.