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Guest Speaker

2019    Bulletproof design Agency

2019    The Marketing Store Agency

2018    Beyond Tellerrand Dusseldord Germany

2017    Springetts Design Agency

2017    Reasons to Brighton UK (1 of 5 Best Speakers by DLG Digital)

2017    Spark 44 Birmingham UK

2017    Ravensbourne College Greenwich London UK

2017    Ruder Finn London UK

2016    YoIllo London UK


Judge

2016    D&AD Illustration Awards

2016    Secret Wars London

Vic Lee is an artist, illustrator, storyteller, wordsmith and mapmaker.

Based in his studio, an old Victorian suitcase factory, in Camberwell, south east London, Vic creates artworks for some of the worlds biggest brands and companies.


Vic’s career has not always been in art. Starting his working life as a decorator, postman, billiard table restorer and his most colourful years, working as a stateroom steward aboard a cruise ship traveling this fine globe of ours across the oceans.


This period opened Vic to the riches of the world, the cultures, colours, aromas and flavours. This was pre internet days, so everything was tactile, new and exciting. Never seen or explored, shared or blogged. 


After returning, Vic attended Nottingham Trent and gained a degree in graphic design. He moved to London and after applying for 53 jobs finally joined an interior design practice in Old Street, London as the sole graphic designer. He made mistakes, learnt and grew the graphic department, creating a very successful side to the company. 


After 5 years, Vic went freelance, and was highly sought, working and heading projects for some of London’s prestigious agencies, mainly working alongside interior design teams. This time was paramount in how Vic works today. His understanding of space, interaction and communication can be seen in his work, especially his murals. 


Vic left graphics after 14 years and began his art career in 2011, creating limited edition prints of London streets, all hand illustrated combining buildings and typography, these proved to be an unprecedented success both in the UK and around the world. His editions would sell out quickly and purchasers became clients. His very first paid commission was for The Zetter hotel group. (The owner of which bought an Exmouth Mkt print) Who he has worked with since.


Vic has been fortunate to work with some of the worlds biggest brands and agencies as an artist, creating bespoke pieces as well as working on campaigns, packaging,books and collaborating on limited edition pieces.


Nike, Mercedes, JLR, Virgin Atlantic, Rocco Forte, The Four Seasons, M&S, to name a fraction, his list of clients is endless and continues to grow. Each project is a privilege to work on for Vic, and he relishes each as a chance to exhibit his unique set of skills as a craftsman in typography, storytelling and beautiful detailing. 

Clients

Accenture · Adecco · Ansys · Artist Residence Hotels · Ascot Racecourse · Aviva · Bahrain EDB · Black Sun Agency · Blackbody Oled Lighting · Bloomsbury Publishing · British Airways · Brompton Bicycles · BSkyB · Bulletproof Design · Charlie Chaplin Foundation · Charles Schwab · Chichester Playhouse · City University · Completely London Magazine · Contagious Design · Crabtree & Evelyn · Credit Karma · Crown Estates · Dalziel & Pow · Design Junction · Diebold Nixdorf · Edrington · Elle Magazine · Esquire Magazine · Foamie · Four Seasons Hotels · Freestone Creative · Gemini Recruitment · GES · GLA · Hailo · Harper Collins · Havas · Heathrow Commercial · 1HQ Design · Initials Marketing · JLR · Kindred Design · Ledgard Jepson · Maido Digital · Marks & Spencer · Mercedes · Metro Newspapers · Mindshare · Mr Jones Watchmaker · MWorldwide · Natural Motion Games · Nike · Page Design · Plarium Games · Purestone Creative · Rocco Forte Hotels · Royal Shakespeare Company · Ruder Finn Design · Sainsburys · Sapient Nitro · SEAT · Shine PR · Slater Design · Smith & Williamson · Southbank Centre · Spark 44 Design · SSe Hydro Club · St Johns Foundation · St Pauls Cathedral · SVEA · Talk PR · Tate Modern · Tea Creative · The Bank · The Famous Grouse · The Team · The Zetter Hotel Group · Ticketmaster · Touch Events · Tune Hotel Group · Turnkey Consultants · University of Kent · Usborne Publishing · VBAT · Virgin Atlantic · Waltham Forest Council · Wella · Wetheralls · Whiteroom Creative · Woodalls ·

Awards

2018    Drum Award  (Inside the head of Mark Denton) Superunion

2018    Brand Impact Awards (Mark Denton) Superunion

2018    Design Week - Shortlisted (Mark Denton) Superunion

2017    WIA - Shortlisted (Tate)

2014    International Typographic Award - Typeface Design (Purestone)

2014    International Typographic Award - Hand Lettering (Personal)

2013    Design Week Shortlist (Wood Street Mural)

2011    Creative Review Illustration Awards Best in Book (London Streets)

2011    Creative Review Illustration Awards Best in Book (Type Styles)


Featured Publications

Scripted - Custom Lettering in Graphic Design (Sandu)

Urbanism (Routledge)

The Field Guide to Supergraphics (Thames & Hudson)

A Map of the World (Die Gestalten Verlag)

Reinventing screenprinting (Bloomsbury Publishing)



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