Aaron Leighton grew up on the Canadian prairies, and currently works as the art director and illustrator at Sago Sago studio in Toronto making innovative apps for kids. In addition to being an illustrator, he’s done other stuff such as working as the creative director of the Emmy Award–winning animated project, The Zimmer Twins, publishing a book, Spirit City Toronto, with Koyama Press, writing for UPPERCASEmagazine, creating frequent collaborative work with the Trio Magnus collective and teaching at Sheridan College. He currently lives with his wife in Toronto, and spends his free time reading about magic and other wonderful impossibilities.


partial client list

Teletoon, CBC Television, Target, Ford, Zoom Media, Chronicle Books, Penguin Books, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, La Presse, Macleans, Fast Company, Fortune, Harvard Business Review, MoneySense, Time Out New York, Seattle Metro, Travel & Leisure, Chatelaine, Today’s Parent



  • American Illustration
  • Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Annual
  • International Interactive Emmy Award – The Zimmer Twins