Media in Africa is proud to introduce to its readers Leanne Eksteen, who will be responsible for the layout and design of Floors in Africa.

Creative insight requires an inherent talent, and when this is combined with dedication and passion it gives rise to a graphic designer and layout artist who will ensure that the layout of a magazine offers its readers a product that is visually appealing and inspiring.

For this reason, Media in Africa, and in turn Floors in Africa, welcomes Leanne Eksteen as its new Graphic Designer. “The team welcomes Leanne with open arms and we are looking forward to her creative contribution to both ourselves and our clients,” says Roxanne Mancini, Managing Editor of FLOORS in Africa.

Leanne studied Graphic Design at The Open Window School of Visual Communication in Centurion. Upon graduating in 2010, Leanne commenced her career working as a Graphic Designer for a company in Pretoria.

After getting married, she moved to Plettenberg Bay and was employed by a company in Knysna in 2011. Her husband’s career once again created an opportunity for Leanne to continue her passion as a designer while living in Polokwane. Her talent and commitment meant that the company she had worked for asked her to remain in their employ and communicate by means of e-mail and Skype.

“This taught me a great deal of self-discipline while also ensuring that I gained experience in a variety of projects in print and web,” says Leanne. “This experience has created a firm foundation for my current position as Graphic Designer for FLOORS in Africa magazine.”

She goes on to say that she has a passion for being creative, while providing fresh and clean designs for each upcoming issue in order to deliver the best possible visual product upon completion. “I consider myself a hard worker and am proud of my work,” she concludes. “I never give up, and am driven to excel regardless of the challenges at hand. To ensure I stay up to date in an industry that is constantly changing, I keep educating myself to remain abreast of modern technology and design trends.”