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Leslie Mechanic

is a Senior Designer at Penguin Random House where she oversees design for middle-grade titles from concept to final product. She is responsible for reinvigorating established brands and turning unknown titles into tomorrow’s bestsellers.

Leslie joined Penguin Random House in 2015 from Scholastic, where she spent over five years designing a broad range of board books and picture books. 

Leslie Mechanic earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with concentrations in Illustration and Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. When she is not working, Leslie enjoys traveling, reading and watching sci-fi thrillers, perfecting her piano skills, and pining after all the adorable dogs in her neighborhood.