Lee is a photographer, graphic designer and artist working in and around the overlap of art and design, blending these disciplines to create work for arts, film, video games, fashion and music companies that include Rapha, Paul Smith, Sony, Capcom, Sega, EMI, Parlophone, Saatchi, and Artificial Eye.

Over the years, he has written, illustrated, and photographed for the magazines Paper-Sky, Dazed and Confused, Tokion, and Level. Since 2000 he has exhibited both as a solo artist and collectively in England, Japan, USA, Germany, China and Ireland. His work has featured in numerous books and design journals, including; Creative Review, +81, 200% Cotton, The 3D Type Book, Cutting Edge Illustration, Concrete 2 Canvas and Graphic Britain.

He was invited by UNIQLO to their Creative Awards ceremony in Japan where he received a Judges Choice Award and took part in the Lightning Bolts + Innovation Art Show curated by Nike which debued at the Beijing Olympics. Lee is currently working on his first photography monograph, documenting the life on a horse farm in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

Design and art direction over at humankind.





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