Lee was born and raised Coney Island, Brooklyn - Under the roller coaster. (Annie Hall reference anyone?) Growing up, Lee studied art and photography. He worked in a One-Hour Photo Lab, did caricatures at Bar Mitzvahs, illustrated political cartoons and was even commissioned to paint on Ostrich eggs.
In 1998, Lee was hired out of the School of Visual Arts by DeVito/Verdi. There, he created award-winning advertising for Sony, Daffy’s, ForEyes, Seagrams, About.com, Canon Business Solutions, ACLU, People Magazine, Meijer Superstores and the National Thoroughbred Horseracing Association.
He did stints at WestWayne, Atlanta and BBDO, NY where he worked on larger clients like GE, Pepsi, Gillette, Guinness, Doritos, Office Depot and Toyota. As Group Creative Director of Cliff Freeman, he oversaw and created new and award-winning work for Snapple, Quiznos, YouthAids, CBS, Baskin Robbins, Sports Authority amongst others.
Since 2008, Lee has been freelancing on everything from Scrubbing Bubbles to Apple working with large and small agencies as well as working directly with a variety of brands and start-ups.
During his career, Lee’s work has earned top honors in every major award show including Cannes,
One Show, ADC, Clios, Addy’s and so on.
Lee also created and teaches at 101 The Ad School, a school designed to teach a foundation to those foolish enough to pursue advertising as a career.
On the side, Lee continues to draw (on paper - not on the eggs of large flightless birds) and does headshot and portrait photography for personal and corporate clients. (Bio photo is a self-portrait) He also owns and operates The Rectangle Studio & Gallery in the Valley Arts District in Orange, NJ.
He lives in the suburbs of NJ with his very talented wife and two very adorable boys.