Chelsea Leifken is an artist who creates to inspire. She is on a mission to help girls find, love and celebrate themselves. Several years ago, Chelsea created a line of leather accessories by merging her minimalist aesthetic and unique writing style to share her message of love with the masses, and has since built an international fan base.
After graduating with a Bachelors of Business Degree from FIDM LA, Chelsea was left with an incredible education and well-paying job in e-commerce styling. But, while this may have seemed like a ‘dream job’ to many, Chelsea struggled to find and piece together her true self — her purpose, her voice, her passion. Shortly after beginning her career in e-commerce, Chelsea quit the 9-to-5, moved home, trained as a barista, and rented an art studio. A breakdown, a breakthrough, and a haircut later — she realized her calling as a combined artist and philanthropist.
While her art studio is based in Downtown Los Angeles, Chelsea travels the world spreading love as a painter and inspirational speaker. Chelsea has been invited to speak at the Fashion Institute of Design + Merchandising, Queens Speak, Jig + Saw, The Ivy and Awaken Arts. She lives and breathes her signature mantra - TREAT EVERYBODY LIKE THEY ARE SOMEBODY™ — and continues to collaborate with nonprofits, organizations, and communities to inspire, empower, and educate young women through art. Through documenting her journey, Chelsea has organically built a following as an artist, social media personality, and influencer.