I became enchanted with Aaron Leighton’s illustrations thanks to a good friend who gave me Leighton’s book, 
Spirit City Toronto, as a Christmas present. Soon after, I emailed Leighton to declare myself a fan of his dreamy creations. Then, I was fortunate to meet him randomly at a Toronto bakery, and eventually, I had the pleasure of working with this amazing artist. Leighton’s work is playful, full of humour and life, and includes a range of styles, from character design to layered collages that have an air of spontaneity, showcasing the kid that lives inside Leighton’s super creative mind. Check out Leighton’s work on the RSVP page of ELLE Canada’s August 2012 issue, and visit his website,