Included in The Drum's list of the world's 100 most influential designers 2014, Lee is a recognised strategy and innovation leader. He combines deep creativity, design and innovation expertise with extensive leadership, operational and commercial experience. He is passionate about design and creativity being part of the boardroom to maximise outcomes and create a source of competitive advantage.
Lee has worked with global brands such as Volvo, Barclays, Skype, Yamaha, and Puma on diverse projects spanning strategy, brand, technology, product, digital, experience and service design. In 2015 he founded the business evolution consultancy Door to help companies succeed in a new era of business.
Prior to founding Door, Lee was Group Design Director at Barclays PLC where he was responsible for building and leading an interdisciplinary team to create and deliver the next era of financial services.
Earlier in his career he was Managing Director of Voxygen a technology consultancy specialising in digital communication products, and the leadership team of the pioneering telecoms company Pipex Communications PLC.
Lee is also a critically acclaimed musician and songwriter. He has released two albums on his own record label and toured internationally until 2004 playing at venues such as Ronnie Scotts and festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival. He regarded as one of world's foremost blues harmonica players. His popular YouTube channel has had over 1 million views and continues to grow a large subscriber base. His music and neuroscience project "Brainstruments" about the mental models of musicians, features interviews with over 50 leading jazz and blues luminaries and appeared in Wired Magazine.
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
- Techstars mentor