Akweley Creative

Anna Leonhard. Based in Atlanta, GA, US.

  • 2 awards won
  • 544 comments made
  • 3498 votes cast
  • Minted on Jul 27 2017
  • https://www.minted.com/creative/akweley

Awards

  • editor pick 2

About Akweley Creative

I'm Anna, the illustrator and designer behind Akweley Creative. My aesthetic is colorful and imaginative, informed by my West African heritage. I love living in Atlanta and believe porch culture is the best way to nurture creativity.

designs by Akweley Creative


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comments

Bethania Lima on Feb 15 2020
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 44 Awards
  • 2288 Comments made
  • 17835 Votes cast

Thank you, Akweley. And good luck!

Manuela BK on Feb 15 2020
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46807 Votes cast

Thanks for the like Anna! Best to you in the challenge!

Alex Roda on Jan 13 2020
Alex Roda
  • Minted May 8, 2018
  • 7 Awards
  • 47 Comments made
  • 3563 Votes cast

Thank you to you too! Best of luck! :)

Von Sides on Jan 09 2020
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Anna, Thanks so much for the like and the kind words! Very best wishes for an amazing 2020 to you too! Von

Laura Condouris on Jan 07 2020
Laura Condouris
  • Minted Sep 20, 2009
  • 41 Awards
  • 674 Comments made
  • 23175 Votes cast

Ghana: so cool! So basically the epicenter of textile design, dyeing, and weaving! Some of my ancestors are from Ghana too, and perhaps Sierra Leone/Senegal /Gambia too, but I can't be sure exactly where: they were enslaved people who ended up in Dorchester County, Maryland, right near Harriet Tubman! I wish I could find out more, but so far in my research, I only have a few names. Clearly too big a topic for a Minted profile, but if you ever have the time or desire to tell me more about your experience in Ghana, I am forever interested in West African culture! (lauracondouris@gmail.com)

Zhay Smith on Jan 07 2020
Zhay Smith
  • Minted Dec 12, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 1161 Comments made
  • 28793 Votes cast

Awww, Thanks Akweley! You're very welcome. I wish you wonderful and wildly successful new year!

Laura Condouris on Jan 07 2020
Laura Condouris
  • Minted Sep 20, 2009
  • 41 Awards
  • 674 Comments made
  • 23175 Votes cast

Hi, Anna! Your designs are fantastic, and I think your art really lends itself well to textiles. Speaking of which, I noticed that you mentioned your West African heritage in your profile. So amazing textile design must be in your blood. Believe it or not, I have a bit of West African heritage, too! Do you know which countries your ancestors (and/or current relatives) are from?

Bethania Lima on Jan 07 2020
Bethania Lima
  • Minted Jun 24, 2012
  • 44 Awards
  • 2288 Comments made
  • 17835 Votes cast

Thank you, Anna! Good vibes in 2020 too!.

Joseph Apel on Aug 22 2019
Joseph Apel
  • Minted Aug 21, 2018
  • 26 Comments made
  • 839 Votes cast

You're welcome and thanks to you as well!

Teju Reval on Aug 22 2019
Teju Reval
  • Minted Jul 29, 2018
  • 6 Awards
  • 330 Comments made
  • 2953 Votes cast

Thanks for the like! Best wishes :)

amanda lawrence on Jul 15 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1520 Comments made
  • 30505 Votes cast

Hi Anna- very best wishes and thank you so much for your lovely feedback - apologies for not getting back to you sooner as I am not receiving feedback/like emails! Good luck on your lovely submissions - Axx

Zhay Smith on Jul 10 2019
Zhay Smith
  • Minted Dec 12, 2015
  • 4 Awards
  • 1161 Comments made
  • 28793 Votes cast

Thanks, Anna, for the like on my "Cheers to a new year" entry!!

Jennifer Holbrook on Apr 10 2019
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 3068 Comments made
  • 41242 Votes cast

Hi Anna, thanks so much for your like on "Picture Frame"! Best wishes to you.

Manuela BK on Feb 26 2019
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46807 Votes cast

Anna, thanks for your likes! Best to you in the challenge!

amanda lawrence on Feb 17 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
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  • 30505 Votes cast

Hi Anna - Happy Sunday and very best wishes and good luck in the challenge - thank you for all your support - it's really appreciated - Axx

Jair on Feb 15 2019
Jair
  • Minted Jun 24, 2015
  • 3 Awards
  • 193 Comments made
  • 11974 Votes cast

Hi Akweley, Thank you for your like and support, best wishes and good luck in the challenges! :)

amanda lawrence on Jan 26 2019
amanda lawrence
  • Minted Jan 13, 2013
  • 10 Awards
  • 1520 Comments made
  • 30505 Votes cast

Hi Anna - good luck on your lovely entries and many thanks for your support - Axx

Manuela BK on Jan 13 2019
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46807 Votes cast

Anna, thank you for your like for "Grad Cuatro". Good luck on your submissions and Happy 2019!

Von Sides on Dec 02 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Hi Anna, I submitted a few in the male and one in the female anniversary challenges, if you have time come take a look. Thanks! Von

Nazia Hyder on Nov 29 2018
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 85 Awards
  • 6635 Comments made
  • 14108 Votes cast

Thankyou for your sweet note on my Merry play special prize win. I truly appreciate it. I absolutely love your Joyful Home designs novel, and Jack Frost is too funny! Good luck! :)

Benita Crandall on Nov 28 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
  • 19 Awards
  • 999 Comments made
  • 13946 Votes cast

Thank you so much Anna for showing your appreciation of my design "snowflakes' . Love your design 'joyful Home'. xo Benita

Anupama on Nov 28 2018
Anupama
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
  • 112 Awards
  • 3011 Comments made
  • 19768 Votes cast

Thank you Anna for your comment on my holiday pie chart design. Congrats to you as well for your special award.. wish you many more awards in future :)

Von Sides on Nov 28 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Anna, Congrats on your newcomer award in corporate holiday! So very happy for you! Von

Erica Krystek on Nov 28 2018
Erica Krystek
  • Minted Mar 14, 2013
  • 364 Awards
  • 2239 Comments made
  • 25448 Votes cast

Thank you so much, Anna! XO

Lee Dunnie on Nov 19 2018
Lee Dunnie
  • Minted Dec 31, 2017
  • 111 Comments made
  • 1941 Votes cast

Hi Anna, Nice work here. Good luck!

Von Sides on Nov 08 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Hey Anna, When you have a chance take a look at my reworked "Forest Embrace" and "Forest Feels". No hands! Thanks, Von Von

Von Sides on Nov 08 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Anna, Thanks for the feedback on my "Forest Feels". May have to make some changes. Appreciate your help, Von

Von Sides on Sep 29 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Anna, Congratulations on your win in Holidays!! So exciting!! Look forward to many more!! Von

Manuela BK on Sep 21 2018
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46807 Votes cast

Congrats on your win! It's a very clever design!

Manuela BK on Aug 15 2018
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46807 Votes cast

Anna, thank you for your comment for"Origami Dinosaurs". I actually had a darker sky earlier and polled this one had more likes. I will tweak it though. Good luck on your submissions!

Von Sides on Jul 25 2018
Von Sides
  • Minted Nov 30, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1252 Comments made
  • 33467 Votes cast

Anna, Thank you so much for taking time to comment on my calendar submission. I appreciate it so much! Von

Manuela BK on Jul 18 2018
Manuela BK
  • Minted Nov 24, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 998 Comments made
  • 46807 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your like for Modern Shana Tova! Good luck with the challenges!

Cindy Reynolds on Jul 18 2018
Cindy Reynolds
  • Minted Oct 31, 2017
  • 13 Awards
  • 292 Comments made
  • 16170 Votes cast

Good luck to you too! This was such a fun challenge!!

lulablu on Jul 05 2018
lulablu
  • Minted Jun 12, 2013
  • 1 Award
  • 662 Comments made
  • 11933 Votes cast

thank you so much for the "white" lettering comment on our new year's layout...it is really appreciated! best to you on this round...thanks again

frau brandt on May 15 2018
frau brandt
  • Minted Sep 19, 2015
  • 21 Awards
  • 2697 Comments made
  • 14390 Votes cast

Thanks for the comment on "Close your files" All the best in the challenge.

Amy Cohas on May 15 2018
Amy Cohas
  • Minted Jan 27, 2016
  • 21 Comments made
  • 556 Votes cast

Hi Anna, thank you so much for your helpful comment on my entry. I looked several times, trying to find the piece you submitted for a poll but had no success :-( but I wish you good luck with your submission(s)!

Jan Shepherd on May 15 2018
Jan Shepherd
  • Minted Jul 5, 2014
  • 11 Awards
  • 2883 Comments made
  • 11748 Votes cast

Thank you Anna - you didn't mention which of the options, just that you like the warm b/g but I truly appreciate that you took the time to give feedback (which can be hard to get at the best of times!) so of course I would be happy to look at your poll anyway, I always try to do that with all of them especially when fellow designers have made an effort too - god luck with your entries :)

Vani Gupta on Apr 30 2018
Vani Gupta
  • Minted Nov 8, 2017
  • 101 Comments made
  • 952 Votes cast

Hi Anna, just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to give feedback. Couldn't update my design in time for the voting phase, but your suggestions are much appreciated. All the best!

Vani Gupta on Apr 28 2018
Vani Gupta
  • Minted Nov 8, 2017
  • 101 Comments made
  • 952 Votes cast

Hi Anna, thanks so much for your feedback on my 'Gilded Herringbone' design! It is much appreciated! All the best in the challenges!