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Leesa WheelerVirginia Beach# 326 - Sue Nami
...Leesa Wheeler ( e-mail ) of Virginia Beach
Mermaid : Sue Nami
Sponsor : Hambright , Calcagno & Downing Advertising and Public Relations ( HCD )
Sue Nami , sponsored by Hambright , Calcagno & Downing Advertising and Public Relations ( HCD ) , was designed by one of its own , Leesa Wheeler
.Wheeler , a Virginia Beach native , is a 1989 graduate of East Carolina University receiving her bachelor's of fine arts in graphic design
.Wheeler worked as a graphic designer at HCD for four years where she worked on the creation of a number of designs for prestigious clients such as Marva Maid Dairies and TRT
left the agency in 1995 to start a family.She
now free-lances doing print work and web design.HCD asked her to join the Creative Department in designing and painting the mermaid because of Wheeler's illustrative style
.In addition to being a graphic designer , Wheeler is also a rejuvenator
has the free time , she
likes to hunt for interesting furniture pieces at estate sales and give them new life.More often than not , her
work has a whimsical feel , but she'll paint the piece according to its basic design.Wheeler
has been influenced by many artists but counts Edward Gorey as her
favorite because he
has a wit about his
Wheeler lives in Virginia Beach with her
photographer husband , Echard and daughter , Sophie
Sue Nami is a diva of the deep sea.She
represents our favorite memories of comic-book heroes and heroines , fighting the villains and preserving peace in the universe , in this case the deep-sea universe.