Yasemin Emory, Whitney Geller & Benjamin Leszcz


Whitman Emorson is led by Yasemin Emory, Whitney Geller and Ben Leszcz, who work in close collaboration to shape the company’s culture and its work. All three partners play an active and significant role in every project.

The partners’ diverse experiences contribute to the company’s uniquely interdisciplinary approach and its distinctive point-of-view. Yasemin, a McGill and Parsons graduate, worked previously at the New York design agency CO-OP, and as an art director at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Whitney, a graduate of McGill and the University of Warwick, spent several years at Bruce Mau Design in Toronto, Chicago and New York, working with MTV, Coca-Cola, The Mayo Clinic and the Oprah Winfrey Network. Ben, an alumnus of the University of King’s College and LSE, worked previously as a journalist, contributing to Monocle, Conde Nast Traveler and Bon Appétit, and at Winkreative in London, UK, where he collaborated with Hermès, Porter Airlines and the Government of Thailand.

Whitney and Yasemin founded Whitman Emorson in 2011, when they were both living in New York. Soon after the pair moved the company to their hometown of Toronto, Ben joined as a partner.

Michael Di Leo
Account Lead

Maggie Kent
Project Manager

Kristina Ljubanovic
Strategic Director

Hélio Teles
Design Director

Jade Courroy

JR Pagnotta

Laura Soper



Whitman Emorson’s core team comprises three principals, who work on all of the consultancy’s projects, and a small group of designers, copywriters and project managers. We also draw on a broad, global network of collaborators – including photographers, illustrators, web developers, filmmakers and more – as projects require.