let’s sit down and create beautiful designs…
“why don’t we sit down one afternoon and talk about design”
I never thought that one day, something I used to say to people I’d meet looking for a designer, would turn into a name.
October 1999, London, was when I studied at Central St Martins in Graphic Design & Communication. A two week work experience placement at GQ mens magazine in my 2nd year, and all my student loan spent on coffee’s for the art team, meant it lasted a lot longer and lead me straight from university into the world of magazines.
I worked on luxury and lifestyle brands like GQ, Elle, Tatler and InStyle over a 14 year career in publishing, becoming an experienced Art Director & Creative Designer. Taking on the Digital Art Director role while at Tatler, I took 2D print designs, and creatively turned them into interactive engaging fun experiences on tablets and mobiles. I loved the challenge, but it also subconsciously started an itch which inevitably was going to be scratched into the digital design world.
In 2016, I bravely went back to college and passed with distinction a Digital & Web Design course. This strengthened my previous experience on digital and web design projects I had ventured on in my spare time with other brands.
I love the design process and the finished product is a rush and a journey, something I never want to lose in my life. Creating something from nothing, that will be around for people to see is incredibly rewarding. With no ego, my passion is design and the relationships I build with people along the way. Getting lost, making mistakes, mistakes leading into ideas, and the finished, beautiful end result never gets boring! Some clients have even become friends – bonus!
My name is Lee Pears. Yes, like the fruit.
Lee’s work is of the highest quality and has great attention to detail. Highly creative and committed, Lee is also a personable guy and easy to work with. Bonus!
DIGITAL ARTIST : RETOUCHER
Lee is a confident and passionate Art Director. When leading a shoot he always brings loads of ideas to the table, and works really well as part of a creative team. Lee’s enthusiasm and attention to detail, combined with knowledge of design and photography, will always open doors and lead him to great things.
I’ve had the sincere pleasure of working with Lee since the beginning of 2011. He’s diligent, has the all-important art director’s eye, and can communicate effectively even as deadlines loom. I hope we can work together for a long time.