Leonardo Cesareo

Leonardo Cesareo

San Francisco, CA, US



Leo Cesareo is a San Francisco based artist and designer who specializes in custom design, offering a full range of residential and interior decorating services. 

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Leo originally began his career as a furniture and lighting designer, working in Atlanta for various high-end home goods and lighting manufacturers.

In 2010 Leo transitioned into an interior design career with HGTV. After two whirlwind seasons with HGTV, Leo moved to San Francisco where he has continued to grow and expand his own design practice. 

Leo's unique and playful designs are tailor-made for the contemporary individual and household. His approach to space and composition draw from his formal education in the visual arts and his real-world experience in interior design, to create beautiful, modern living spaces. 

His attention to detail and innate eye for great design will leave your space looking polished, youthful, and chic.


City Lights, San Francisco, CA, US, Design consultant

I collaborate with local designers and clients in lighting design and consultation.

Apr 2011 - current

HGTV Television Network, Los Angeles, CA, US, Jr. Design Assistant/Art Dept. Coordinator

In charge of on-set photography, graphics and blog entries, as well as coordinating the art
department during production. Worked closely with host Emily Henderson, to brainstorm and
present all of Season One’s designs to network executives. On air Jr. Design Assistant.

Jul 2010 - Jul 2011

Solaria Lighting, Atlanta, GA, US, Lighting Designer

Lead designer for small lighting company. Oversaw design and production of ornamental
lighting fixtures, including chandeliers, pendants and sconces. Worked closely with overseas
manufacturers and skilled local artisans. Marketed events sales and seasonal trade shows.

Apr 2008 - Aug 2010

R. L. Goins, Atlanta, GA, US, In- house Artist and Design Consultant

Apprenticed in woodworking, painting and restoration of antique furniture. Skills included full
working knowledge of furniture design, assembly and execution.

Nov 2007 - Apr 2008


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Bachelors, FAV/ Art History

Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

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