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 Machine

In collaboration with Grace Hertlein, Alex Julian, Blake Juras, Abby Lowenstein, & Alison McNair

The Machine is a proposal for the senior communication design exhibition for the DAAP Graphic Communication Design class of 2020.  

“Communication designers are up and running early in the morning and late into the night, pushing pixels and turning gears.  As we reach the end of our time in DAAP, we are running on empty and blowing fuses left and right. But like cogs in a wheel, we help each other, keep pushing forward, and in the end we always produce the best.

We are the machine.”

Brand Mark




Our brand includes a unique voice and syntax. Taking inspiration from all types of machinery, we would incorporate tongue-in-cheek phrases such as “nuts and bolts” for food and beverage, “running on empty” to update our followers on our capstone progress, and “all systems go” on the day of the exhibition.