About Lee Willett

Lee Willett is a designer and educator whose work has won regional and national awards from Print Magazine, AIGA, Art Director’s Club, Type Director’s Club, and others. His online work has included building sites for companies and organizations in the fields of art, finance, education and technology.

Lee has been the creative leader behind Studio 23 since its founding and has extensive experience developing online and offline communication materials for industries as diverse as art, banking, real estate, education, cultural organizations and municipalities. His experience includes the redesign of such brand-name sites as Scholastic.com and Atkins.com. Additionally, he has launched sites for cultural organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the Borough of the Bronx, the City of Yonkers, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and Bedford Community Church.

Lee has also been an Adjunct Instructor of Graphic Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and was a full-time Assistant Professor of graphic design at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has taught courses in Web Development, Identity Development, Typography and Design Systems.

He graduated fromThe Ohio State University with a BSID in Design and studied graphic design at the Basel School of Design (Allegemine Schule für Gestaltung) in Switzerland.

Lee is also an avid trail and ultra runner, is the director of the Leatherman Harriers Sunday Runs group, the Race Director of the Sarah Bishop Bushwhack, and has competed in several trail ultramarathons including the Ultra Trail Harricana, a 75-mile run through the boreal forest of Quebec.

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