designer, illustrator, printmaker, studio manager & organizer.
Leland Vaughan (they/them) is a printmaker, designer, and illustrator living on the unceded lands of the Clackamas, Multnomah, Cowlitz and Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde known as Portland, OR.
They love the intersection of empathy and design practice and are super passionate about social justice, intersectionality, accessibility, and the ways creative and educational spaces can offset oppression, process trauma, and elevate marginalized voices.
Leland currently works as the studio manager of Outlet where they get to work alongside Kate Bingaman-Burt and print and nerd out about risograph printing to anyone who will listen. They believe print is a great equalizer in terms of accessibility to information and mutual aid and work to make those services available through Outlet. They also help maintain the space, organize events and workshops, and print as much as they possibly can.
In their free time Leland takes on select freelance clients and is especially interested in working with non-profits, community organizations, and mutual aid groups.