Susannah Pollen Art Advisor Modern and Contemporary Art, London
Lee was recommended to me by architects Seth Stein and designed a report on 'Warhol and the Contemporary Art Market' for delivery to an international Investment Group. Lee was flexible, efficient and a pleasure to work with. She immediately understood the need to make a large amount of potentially dry material look both engaging and convincing but not ‘over-designed’. Lee brought visual clarity and impact to a complicated document. Her skill was a key component in cementing credibility with an important new client. Lee’s work reminded me again of the value of good graphic design and I would recommend it without hesitation.
Andrew Abdulezer Associate, Seth Stein Architects
We worked in collaboration with Lee on our project at the Novo Cemetery, situated within the campus of Queen Mary, University of London in Mile End. Our brief was to integrate the site into the fabric of the University so as to improve the circulation of pedestrian traffic. At the same time, we needed a scheme that would raise awareness of the Cemetery as a cultural asset within the campus. Lee’s work in tying together both the interpretive panels and various graphic elements embedded within the architectural fabric of the scheme, meant that the site as a whole successfully revealed its story to a constantly changing audience in subtle and effective ways. As testament to the work that Lee was a key part of, in 2014 English Heritage granted Grade II listed status to the site, including the new perimeter works, thereby protecting it for generations to come. The process of working with Lee was professional, inspiring and enjoyable from beginning to end, and we would happily recommend her on that basis, as well as looking forward ourselves to working with her again.
Ruth Rogers Owner at the Canvas Cafe
For The Canvas, Lee has designed the brand identity, and is working closely with the management team to design the interior of the cafe and workshop space. Lee has an impressive level of focus and dedication. She really listens to her clients to genuinely understand what they need and want. To Lee, design is a passion, and she is a perfectionist in the best sense - she won't settle for anything less than perfect for her client, and I've often witnessed Lee going the extra mile to make sure her work is absolutely perfect for us. As a person, Lee is thoughtful, sensitive, instinctive and loyal - she demonstrates all these positive traits in her professional work as well.
Laura Samuels Director of Jakaranda Tree Ltd
Lee and I have worked together for a number of years. She has created the graphic design for the Churches Conservation Trust - produced in line with the CCT brand guidelines, and for the University of Reading. Lee approaches every aspect of her work with passion and commitment. She thrives on new challenges, researching best practice guidelines and producing excellent results. She is easy to collaborate with, open to discussion and joint working, responsive to feedback and happy to challenge where appropriate. I trust and enjoy working with her so much, I commissioned her to produce the printed materials for my wedding!
Alexandra Mckenzie Fine artist, London
I've worked with Lee on visual identity design for our building business and getting my fine-art work into the world. Lee takes time to do things properly and is patient with us. She has made our businesses look modern and relevant. We are enjoying renewed interest and a new kind of client calling to seek our services.
Laurence Barnett Director, Laurence Barnett Marketing Ltd.
Having known Lee for many years an opportunity recently arose to engage her services to create a corporate ID program for a new company I was forming. She was able to think outside the box and bring to the discussion new thoughts and ideas. Her meticulous research into the competitors within our market enabled her to submit alternative proposals which we again discussed in detail. Lee was a pleasure to work with, she understood the brief, researched our market, submitted alternative ideas, listened to my comments and finalised the full ID program. I couldn’t have asked for more. I would highly recommend her services to anyone, provided it wasn’t a competitor of mine.
Dr Julie Ellis Research Associate, University of Sheffield
I was working as a researcher on a very sensitive project about baby loss and post-mortem when I was introduced to Lee via a recommendation. My colleagues and I were collaborating with an artist to curate a public exhibition that explored the themes emerging from our research. As the work was so sensitive we were very aware of the need to ensure that the visual identity of the exhibition was thoughtful and respectful, but that it was also engaging - we wanted people to come and see the work! Our aim was to reach-out to different audiences - parents, professionals, fellow researchers and the general public. It felt like a tall order and we were nervous about how we might achieve all this. And then we met Lee... and after our first chat I felt completely reassured that she understood the importance of creating a visual story that placed sensitivity at the heart of the exhibition. Lee worked very hard for us, often working flexibly, to tight deadlines and an evolving brief. She became an integral part of the exhibition team - both in terms of her technical skills, but also as a fabulous sounding-board for our thoughts along the way. I am personally thankful to Lee for the kind support (and oodles of time!) she gave to me when I needed to talk through how ideas might work. The designs Lee produced for us (exhibition graphics, booklet and website) were beautiful and of a very high quality. We received so many positive comments about the work that made us feel very proud. In sum, Lee is an absolute dream to work with! Her attention to detail, sensitivity, sincerity and commitment are second to none. I will be highly recommending her to any colleagues who are thinking about how to share their research with different audiences beyond academia.
Louise Holstein Co-founder, Mike's Table CIC
Working with Lee has been an incredible experience. Mike’s Table is a non-profit organisation and we need to communicate to diverse sets of customers – foodie-loving paying guests and charities who refer non-paying guests to us. Lee has helped me find the right tone to deliver our message to both. Not easy. But she asked all the right, thought-provoking questions, that not only helped her to create our extremely effective visual identity, but helped me clarify and refine our core business ideals. The Mike’s Table website has been an invaluable tool. Everyone loves it and I am extremely proud of it! The visual identity is beautiful, robust and flexible. It works so well on other media – especially our new aprons. Lee’s enthusiasm and passion for the project is extraordinary. Her creativity, tenacity and gentleness make her a wonderful person to work with.