Lee Calderon is a modern graphic artist and designer, whose work captures a modern world as he sees it. Lee sees his art and designs to have an architectural spirit — a visual layering of concept, stylized shapes, spaces, lines, patterns, colors, structure, and playful contrasts. As evident in his layered art, Lee aims to visually tell a story differently. Through his process of deconstructing what he sees and reconstructing with what he knows, he artfully interprets his point of view and puts together the pieces that tell a story. As he simply puts it, “We live in a layered world, made up of information, ideas and emotional moments.”
Given his background in architecture, graphic design and advertising, he brings years of firsthand experience and knowledge in truly understanding the two-dimensional world of graphics, the dimensionality of spaces and the need to stand out and be a strong part of the visual solution to the brand. Lee's artwork is a narrative blend of understanding the brand's purpose, solving real problems and capturing the vibe of a place, concept, or thing. His interpretation of the world and his authentic joy for creating engaging visual moments is the delightful form that follows the function.
Some benefits of working with Lee:
Years of professional experience as illustrator, designer, artist
Experience in the Graphic Design & Advertising Industry
Experience in Architecture
Embraces the challenge of solving real problems
Passion for capturing the authentic spirit of a brand, place, or product
Solid understanding of both print & digital space
He creates his modern graphic art and designs for commercial projects, brand environments, public spaces, retail spaces, hotels, interiors, digital + print campaigns, package designs, the children's market and various Art Licensing markets.
Lee’s artwork is created as digital vector art, meaning it is easily scalable and can shrink down to a postage stamp or be blown up for large format, humongous size applications without losing any resolution whatsoever. And, if needed, integrating brand color palettes or typefaces is a piece of cake.
Lee studied architecture, graduating with a Bachelors of Architecture degree, before switching to the world of art and design—having graduated from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Lee lives in sunny, Southern California with his beautiful wife, three kids and dog, Scout.