Lee Basford

Designer/Art Director/Photographer

Level
Senior
Location
Minato, Japan
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

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. humankind.jp leebasford.com

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Skills

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

Companies I’ve worked with

  • convivial

    convivial

    • Design
  • Rapha

    Rapha

    • Retail
  • F

    Fluid

    • G

      Gas as Interface

      Work history

      2017

      Art Director, Photographer, Designer, Writer

      Rapha

      Feb 2014 - Dec 2017
      • Tokyo, Japan
      • Full Time

      2013

      Designer, Creative Direction

      Gas as Interface

      Feb 2012 - Jan 2013
      • Tokyo, Japan
      • Part Time

      2012

      Art Director

      Fluid

      Aug 1999 - Aug 2012
      • Birmingham, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Education

      1996

      Sep 1995 - Jul 1996
      • Gosta Green, Birmingham B7 4BG, UK

      1996

      Visual Communication

      Central Saint Martins (UAL)

      Sep 1993 - Jul 1996
      • London, United Kingdom

      1993

      Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

      Bournville School of Art

      Sep 1992 - Jul 1993
      • Bournville, Birmingham B30, UK