Biography and background

About

Background information of work and experience.


Jordan Wayne Lee is an Emmy® Award Winning independent artist, designer, and creative director. He is a forward-thinking innovator who has designed and art directed for global brands such as The Walt Disney Company, ESPN, REI, Obama for America, Annie Leibovitz, Apple, TEDx, The Hollywood Reporter, UBS, Cannes Lions, Netflix, and many others.

His solution-driven design and creative strategy has generated billions in revenue for multiple companies. His unique approach to merge business and creativity has been recognized worldwide, generated proven results, and exceeds expectations for any project. His passion to create work that makes humanity better drives him to stay on the cutting edge of art, design and technology.

Lee has developed a unique ability to translate design solutions across multiple disciplines through constant and consistent practice. Over the course of his career, Lee has worked professionally in digital design, responsive design, UX/UI design, print design, production design, brand and identity design, photography, typography design, art direction and most recently motion/film production.

As an Art Director and Creative Director, Lee had led multiple design teams, multi-million dollar projects, global marketing campaigns, and developed creative digital strategies for brands which have led to billions in revenue.

“I believe the best kind of leader is one who can get in the trenches with the team. I have worked on all sorts of projects and have led teams to do the things I have previously done in my career. I am a hands-on Art Director with a thirst for getting my hands dirty and working through  projects with others. I take enormous pride in my efficiency with production design, and my high-level strategy for bigger creative initiatives to collaborate and greenhouse ideas with any team. The process is just as important as the end result.”

With an additional background in public relations, front-end development, theology, and business, Lee handles every project with a holistic approach to design. Solutions are often derived from a larger world perspective, empathy for the audience, and connecting creativity and inspiration from unusual places. Meshing disciplines of design, UX, front-end development, marketing and analytics to meet every business goal. He has always merged art, design, business and technology.

Jordan currently resides in Hollywood, CA with his wife Laura Walker Lee. He is currently seeking new projects and opportunities. He is also pursuing a certificate of Design Thinking through Cornell University.

Accolades

Emmy® Award – Outstanding New Approaches 2008
Interactive Media Award Most Creative 2012
Interactive Media Award Best in Class 2012
Interactive Media Award Outstanding Achievement 2011
Disney Hack Day Award 2012
Creative Mickey Award 2012
Awwwards Site 2012
Creativity Awards 2011
Graphis Nominee 2011
Creative Mickey Award 2012
Disney Responsive Subject Matter Expert 2011 – 2012
Abduzeedo Daily Inspiration 2013
Internet Advertising Competition Outstanding Website 2012
Disney Digital Creative Award 2013
Featured designer for Decorated Youth Magazine 2013
Featured articles for An Event Apart – 2014
LIA Silver – Visual Design
Andy Bronze – Website 2013
Addy – Best of Digital 2013
Addy – Best Website 2013
Addy Gold – Mobile App 2013
Addy Silver – Mobile Web
Webby Honoree – Travel
Webby Honoree – Best Use of GPS – 2016
Webby Honoree – 2013 – My Disney Experience

Work Media Recognition

Awwwards
Cannes Lyons
The New York Times
Washington Post
The FWA
Wired
Forbes
LA Times
Outside Magazine
FWA Site of the Month
FWA Site of the Day
PRINT Magazine
Business Insider
Ars Technica
USA Today