My name is Liam Lees, I am an award winning freelance graphic designer with 7 years experience. I’ve had a hand in a number of projects big and small, including clients such as BT, Pancreatic Cancer UK, The Alan Turing Institute, Kodak Alaris, University of Northampton, V Festival, Lark and many more. I aim to help brands and organisations realise their ambitions and business goals through visual communication and passionate strategy. I have a hardwired need to understand how things work, which leads me to work on many other projects of experimentation including type design, motion design, photography, illustration and more recently creative coding.Locked Pro Plan feature
I have spent 5 wonderful years at Red&White working closely with Paul Franklin on a number of projects such as PCUK, Kodak Alaris, Circa Gallery, Diadem and the most recent re-brand of BT. My role has evolved during my time at Red&White, initially starting as a Junior, I have grasped all opportunities that have come my way, this has included working with motion designers to create educational films for BT, installation concepts for reception spaces, running work shops on how best to create illustrations or how to make films the right way for BT.
As a Junior Designer, my responsibility was to assist the senior designers for a range of projects from brand creation, presentation, conceptual thinking and artworking.
My role at Saffron was an unusual one for an intern. I was invoved in a number of high profile projects such as VFestival and Kings College London. This included presenting ideas and concepts to a creative director and working closely with the design team and strategy team to bring it all together under one approach.
While at ASHA, I was given the opportunity to work on the re-brand of Lark Insurance. This included the creation of a new logotype the needed to elegantly show the famous bird too. So, after many nights staying in the local YMCA (including two fires in the opposite rooms) I created the now existing Lark Logotype.
The ISTD is a typographic award for designers that want to hone their skills with the use of the a-z and the 123. My idea of creating a conversation between the author and the readers by producing a magazine that would take one short story at a time and allow for varying interpretations based on interviews. Very much inspired by the idea of Roland Barthes' Death of the Author. Where discusses the notion that all texts lose their original meaning once it is given to a new reader, for their own history, thoughts and beliefs will shape the story in a new way, a way unknown to the author.