Seeking freelance opportunities in digital/film photography, graphic design and art direction.

Leah Wendzinski is an artist living and working in Chicago, IL.


2011 – Current: Freelance Photographer/Designer
2022 – Current: Bellows Film Lab, Lab Tech
2021 – 2022: Instrument, Production Designer
2020 – 2021: Span, Designer
2018 – 2020: Thirst, Designer
2018: Other Studio, Freelance Designer
2017 – 2018: Wright Auction, Designer


College for Creative Studies, BFA in Communication Design

portait by briana station

Sitting With Myself

When we look at someone, we take notice of things and make assumptions. But often what we assume is not how a person perceives themselves. Something different lies beneath the surface, waiting to be revealed… How do others see you? How do you see yourself?

Sitting With Myself is a digital research portal conceived by John Pobojewski, LaSean Marie Patton, and Chicago photographer Leah Wendzinski. 21 volunteers from different points of view were interviewed and photographed in early August 2021. The resulting website is a time capsule featuring different explorations of personal and perceived identity.

Each individual is obscured with close-up crops and digital manipulations created in Processing. With a click, an overall portrait and statement from the individual is revealed. All testimonials are in the individual’s own words but have been edited for brevity.


Design Direction, Concept: John Pobojewski 
Photography, Concept: Leah Wendzinski 
Design, Programming, Concept: LaSean Marie Patton
Web Design: Cherly Kao 
Development: Brett Burwell

Designed while at Span