As a young teenager, Lee designed websites simply for fun, oblivious to design rules or web standards.
After some time in a self-contained playground of web design bliss, Lee began to take notice of web standards and took inspiration from web design galleries.
Lee’s first taste of print design came during a work experience placement at Sinclair International, where he was encouraged to develop his artistic skills.
Having dabbled in very amatuer animation work for fun, Lee was approached by the senior designer of BBC News to brainstorm and exchange ideas for a relaunch of the channel.
Later, Lee was asked to come up with a brand for a new production company, Starstruck Media.
Lee was born and raised in Norwich, Norfolk. His childhood remained pretty normal until he reached High School. After being bullied, he dropped out of school and was home tutored. Lee eventually regained some confidence and took on a work experience placement at Sinclair International, where he was encouraged to develop his artistic skills.
Lee later joined a course at City College Norwich, where he received an incredible confidence boost. He went on to design an Open Day poster for the college and entered into courses on photography and web design.
After leaving college, Lee developed his skills further and was approached by Norfolk writer Tom Corbett to design a logo and website for his new publishing company, Gatehouse Press. Lee not only developed the brand but continues to design the covers for their publications.
Lee was also approached by a television presenter who needed a brand for his new production company, Starstruck Media. Lee later created opening titles and graphics for some of Starstruck’s productions for Channel 4, including movie specials for Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Source Code and I Am Number Four.
Sinclair International: 2001
City College: 2002
BBC Radio Norfolk: 2002
Gatehouse Press: 2006 - Present
Starstruck Media: 2008 - Present
Norwich Designer: 2010 - Present
Lee uses the above software to an advanced level, with an excellent understanding of all features, tools, keyboard shortcuts and export options. He also has excellent HTML and CSS code-writing skills.
2001: Started learning Adobe software
2002: Developed art skills at College
2004: College course on Web Design
2006: First book cover design printed
2007: OU course on Design and the Web
2010: First graphic broadcast on television