Designer of the Week: John Lee

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PRINT is excited to introduce our latest

Designer of the Week, LA–based John Lee. Read on to learn a bit more about this designer, illustrator and front-end developer who values minimalism in design.

Name: John Lee

Name of Studio: Keebs

Location: Los Angeles

How would you describe your work?I have a background in illustration, and I incorporate that into a lot of my work. Overall, I’m a fan of minimalism and simplicity.

Where do you find inspiration?Fellow artists and designers, vintage artwork, traveling and the city of Los Angeles.

Who are some of your favorite designers or artists?Smug One, Sainer, David Choe, Craola, Kim Jung Gi

waffle wings logo illustration design; simplicity in design

Do you have a favorite among all the projects you’ve worked on?Waffle Wings

natural warrior tea product label design and logo; simplicity in design

Is there a project that stands out to you as having been the biggest challenge of your career so far?The logo design for Natural Warrior Tea Co. was challenging. The company used teas originating from Latin American and Asian countries, and the goal for the logo was to create a warrior character composed of various motifs from these countries.

What do you hope to accomplish in the future?I hope to expand my work across different canvases. Also, I hope to develop more of my own paintings and eventually build up a collection to display in a gallery.

What’s your best advice for designers today?Find your specialty, and try to bring something unique to the table.

Additional work by John Lee:


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