Lee Basford

Designer/Art Director

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  • LocationMinato, Japan

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About me

 

Lee is a graphic designer, artist and photographer working in and around the overlap of art and design, blending these disciplines to create work for arts, film, fashion, video games and music companies that include Sony, UNIQLO, Nike, Capcom, Sega, EMI, Parlophone, Saatchi, and Artificial Eye. Over the years, he has written, illustrated, and photographed for Rapha, Paper-Sky, Dazed and Confused, Tokion, Level and designed typefaces for T26 and Fountain fonts. Since 2000 he has exhibited both as a solo artist and collectively in England, Japan, USA, Germany, China and Ireland. His work has featured in numerous books and design journals, including; Creative Review, +81, 200% Cotton, The 3D Type Book, Cutting Edge Illustration, Concrete 2 Canvas and Graphic Britain. In 2007 he was invited by UNIQLO to their Creative Awards ceremony in Japan where he received a Judges Choice Award and was more recently invited to take part in the Lightning Bolts + Innovation Art Show curated by Nike and debuting at the Beijing Olympics. Currently based in Tokyo but working globally.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Sculpture
  • Fine Art
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Design
  • Documentary
  • Editorial
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom