Leah L’Esperance serves as art director for truTV. In this capacity, she is instrumental in development and creative direction of all on-air graphic elements, including show packages for the programming department, promo packaging, bugs, lower thirds and all Upfront deliverables. She also serves as liaison and manager on all advertising sales integrated spots, innovation presentations and multipurpose platforms across the network, with the goal of maintaining brand identity. L’Esperance is based in New York and reports to Andy Verderame, Senior Vice President of Creative Services, truTV.
Prior to joining truTV fulltime in 2011, L’Esperance served as senior designer for numerous networks, including Comedy Central, Discovery, HBO, MTV Networks and NBC. She also worked on national campaigns for Best Buy, Kohl’s, Nationwide Insurance, Time Warner Cable, Slimfast, Starbucks and Vonage, among others.
L’Esperance holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In addition to her work for truTV, she has volunteered for the Haiti Renaissance Foundation, for which she helped design a website and promotional video; the Can’t Tell Foundation, through which she mentors young women who have been mentally, emotionally or sexual abused; and Camp Friendship, which provides summer camp and after-school programs for underprivileged children.
truTV is a network within Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., which creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.