Give a warm welcome to Leonni Antono, Page Two’s creative and passionate digital marketer! Leonni brings a strong background in graphic design, copywriting, and marketing to our team. In her new role, she’ll be making our social media sparkle with eye-catching images and copy, expertly managing our advertising campaigns, and creating sleek marketing collateral for our authors.
Read on to learn more about Leonni, including her penchant for fried chicken and beautifully designed books!
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in English Literature. While deep in the realm of Shakespearean tragedies and post-apocalyptic narratives, I developed a strong interest in graphic design and digital marketing. Before joining Page Two, I had been in various marketing and design roles with different types of organizations, including the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, the Vancouver International Film Festival Society, and Building Bloq Project.
What excites you the most about your role as Page Two’s digital marketer?
I’m thrilled to unite my love of writing and design through this role and dive into the fascinating world of book production and marketing. Above all, I’m really looking forward to working with a stellar team of book enthusiasts!
What book are you most likely to recommend to someone and why?
I’ve recently become infatuated with Pocket Full Of Do by Chris Do. It’s a collection of bite-sized wisdom for those who work in creative fields, covering topics like creativity, mindset, and marketing. I think it’s a perfect book for someone who’s looking for powerful doses of new ideas and perspectives on different aspects of life and career that they can quickly absorb. Plus, the interior design of the book is a visual treat!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
There’s this Chinese saying my dad used to say all the time, “做事不求盡如人意，但求無愧於心”, which roughly translates to “not everything goes according to your wishes, but you shouldn’t have any regrets in your heart.” To me, this means that you should always give 150% so you’ll have no regrets regardless of the outcome.
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Other than reading and drawing, I enjoy experimenting with fried chicken recipes, taking food pictures, petting neighbourhood cats and dogs, listening to Studio Ghibli soundtracks, and playing as Link in Breath of the Wild. Some of my most triumphant moments were when I nailed the crispy outer coating for a Korean golden fried chicken recipe and the soup base for traditional Xiao Long Bao!