Leslie Bonzella

Hello. I am a Cincinnati based communication designer. I graduated from University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program in 2020. I’m currently searching for a full time opportunity.

I just finished working with C-90. I helped worked on this AJ Mitchell site, designed sauce labels, and assisted in a multitude of photoshoots.

My current creative interests include sustainability, writing, and environments. My other interests include olives, my dog and white shoes.



The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is recognized as one of the best R&B albums of all time. In my 12x 12 coffee table book, I explore how Ms. Lauryn Hill’s lyrics can be expressed visually. I utilize a system of color, photographs, and hand-drawn elements to portray sound and emotion.

Lauryn Hill’s journey to transcendence is told in three parts through her first and only full studio album. This album tells a spiritual journey of a talented artist who wanted nothing more than to stay out of the spotlight. Along the way, she is forced to reconcile with fame, the loss of love, and newfound self-acceptance. She ends the album with a new world view. This book is my visual interpretation of each track on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Each track includes a combination of a lyric page, expression page, and imagery page. Expression pages are made up of texture and hand-drawn elements that I created while listening to the song.