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13 Fast Food Chains Making Merch

See how some fast food chains are having fun while building out their brand to expand their fandom through graphic tees, hats, accessories and…a limited edition 11 herbs & spices firelog. It’s all quite fascinating. Let me know if there’s swag from a fast food chain I haven’t listed here. 1. Chipotle A collaboration with …

2019 WBUR Winter Pom Pom Hat by LILLIAN LEE, Art & Design

2019 WBUR Winter Pom Pom Hat

You can wear this retro-inspired winter knit hat to keep your head warm while you listen – and show your support – to independent news on WBUR. A three color winter hat in dark brown, yellow and white with a cute pom pom. WBUR lettering is stitched on both sides. You can pick one up …

WBUR Murrow Society logo

New wordmark for The Edward R. Murrow Society of WBUR

It was a great opportunity to re-design a logo I initially worked on. This iteration brings the branding more in line with the branding of WBUR. The color palette uses the organization’s yellow and black paired with a strong, clean typeface following an information hierarchy where the focus is on Murrow Society and then WBUR. …

2019 WBUR Holiday Greeting Card by LILLIAN LEE Art & Design

WBUR Holiday Greeting Cards

For the past few years, I’ve been working closely with major gifts & development on holiday greeting cards thanking donors for their support of independent journalism. Each illustration project has been different but the themes of thanks and the fall season run throughout. “Thanks for the Pick” This year, we wanted to highlight fall colors …

API ART logo by Lillian Lee Art & Design

API Arts Network Logo

My latest logo project for the Asian Pacific Islander Arts Network which also included designing a flexible identity system and style guide. The Asian Pacific Islander (API) Arts Network is a volunteer-run and led grassroots collaboration of artistic and cultural producers, funders, presenters, and supporters, formed to increase visibility and diverse representation of APIs on …

Coffee. WBUR. Repeat. camper mug for WBUR by LILLIAN LEE

2019 WBUR Fall Campaign Branded Products

For the 2019 WBUR Fall campaign, I really wanted to create some special products that a Boston public radio listener would love and appreciate. From waking up in the morning and getting that first sip of coffee in from a light weight camper mug expressing what your priorities are to stowing groceries and whatnot in …

Publicly Accessible and Copyright Free Media Libraries

Resource Guide to Publicly Accessible and Copyright Free Media Libraries

Here are links to free media libraries and archives available for use. 1. Art Institute of Chicago Explore thousands of artworks in the museum’s wide-ranging collection—from our world-renowned icons to lesser-known gems from every corner of the globe—as well as our books, writings, reference materials, and other resources. https://www.artic.edu/collection 2. Color Our Collections Libraries, archives, …

Font Resource

The Best Websites for Free Fonts

Here are some of the best websites to download free fonts. 1. 88 Free Fonts for Commercial Use: 2018 Edition A list of 88 free fonts that can be used for commercial, personal or work purposes. 2. Creative Market Every Tuesday/Wednesday, Creative Market offers up 6 free goodies to download. Among the images and mockups …

The Best Free Mockup Websites for Designers

Here are some of the best free resources I’ve found for branding and product mockups. 1. Good Mockups Good Mockups offers free PSD files for designers. 2. Graphic Pear Graphic Pear offers free and premium distinctive mockups, fonts, templates, icons and other resources for designers. 3. Mockup World Mockup World handpicks and presents the best …

Branding Resource

2019 Brand Style Guides for Inspiration

Here are some brand style guides if you need inspiration. It’s nice to know that they don’t have to be boring and stuffy, but actually be custom and incorporate humor. City of Boston Brand Guidelines The beauty of Boston begins with a certain boldness. Dribbble Brand Guidelines Logo and color usage for dribbble, helping design …

New Logo and Identity for WBUR's BizLab, an incubator for innovation and experimentation in the public radio space

New Logo and Identity for WBUR’s BizLab, an incubator for innovation and experimentation in the public radio space

WBUR launched BizLab in 2015 to test and measure the effectiveness of different funding models for public radio. BizLab’s wordmark was refreshed recently to emphasize their leadership in driving innovation and experimentation to identify new revenue channels to sustain public radio into the future. A strong typeface and repositioning of the WBUR logo help to …

Last Seen podcast: Lillian Lee Art & Design

“Last Seen” Podcast Album Art

WBUR and The Boston Globe joined forces in a true-crime podcast about the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: the theft of 13 irreplaceable artworks from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. design direction wordmark (2019)

Retro Radio Lunchbox for WBUR by Lillian Lee Art & Design

Retro Radio Lunchbox for WBUR

For the WBUR fall campaign, one of the thank you gifts for our listeners that I designed was a retro radio tin lunchbox. I had a lot of fun working on this design – bringing in elements of NPR, WBUR and the station radio numbers. The “I ❤️Public Radio” sticker was a nice touch. It …

Nuwa Athletic Club Logo and Branding: Lillian Lee Art & Design

 Nüwa Athletic Club Logo and Branding

Based in Boston, Nüwa Athletic Club provides an environment for Asian American girls and women to enhance their physical and emotional development through teamwork, sportsmanship and cultural activities which includes but is not limited to lion and dragon dance. design direction logo design & branding illustration print & digital promotional design web design social media marketing (2017-present) …

Mimoco: Lillian Lee Art & Design

Mimoco Branding

Mimoco‘s mission is to deliver FUN & FUNctional products that keep fans connected to their always-on mobile lifestyles. original character designs licensed character designs logo design & branding packaging product design apparel & accessories tradeshow & exhibition design promotional print & digital artwork e-mail marketing web design (2007-2015)

Cognitoys Packaging: Lillian Lee Art & Design

CogniToys Packaging and Spot Illustrations

CogniToys are the world’s smartest smart toys. Using the Friendgine platform, CogniToys are able to engage children with real-time, speech-based communication to help them learn and grow. Named a Time Magazine Best Invention character illustrations instructional booklet box packaging (2016)

API's Can! Branding: Lillian Lee Art & Design

API’s Can! Branding

The mission of Asian and Pacific Islanders Civic Action Network (APIs CAN!) is to advance the interests of Massachusetts’ Asian and Pacific Islander American communities by promoting a shared agenda to further equity and oppose discrimination through year-round civic action.

Star Wars for Mimoco: Lillian Lee Art & Design

Star Wars by Mimoco

In partnership with iconic pop-culture brand Star Wars, I worked closely with the Lucasfilm licensing team on the product cycle for the Mimoco USB flash drive product line. character designs cross promotional branding packaging product design tradeshow & exhibition design promotional print & digital artwork email marketing (2007-2014)    

MimoPowerTube by Mimoco: Lillian Lee Art & Design

MimoPowerTube by Mimoco

A product line of portable batteries called MimoPowerTube extending the pop culture-infused line of tech gadgets by Mimoco. original character designs worked with other artists to bring their designs to this product platform logo design & branding (color story, icons and patterns) window box packaging promotional print & digital artwork (2014)        

My Little Pony by Mimoco

My Little Pony by Mimoco

In partnership with iconic pop-culture brand My Little Pony, I worked closely with the Hasbro licensing team on the product cycle for the Mimoco USB flash drive product line. character designs cross promotional branding packaging product design tradeshow & exhibition design promotional print & digital artwork email marketing (2013)  

MimoPowerBot by MimocoStar Wars for Mimoco: Lillian Lee Art & Design

MimoPowerBot by Mimoco

A product line of portable batteries called MimoPowerBot extending the pop culture-infused line of tech gadgets by Mimoco. original character designs licensed character designs logo design & branding window box packaging design promotional print & digital artwork (2012)

DC Comics for Mimoco: Lillian Lee Art & Design

DC Comics by Mimoco

In partnership with iconic pop-culture brand DC Comics, I worked closely with the Warner Bros. licensing team on the product cycle for the Mimoco USB flash drive product line. character designs cross promotional branding packaging product design tradeshow & exhibition design promotional print & digital artwork email marketing (2012)

Hello Kitty for Mimoco: Lillian Lee Art & Design

Hello Kitty by Mimoco

In partnership with iconic brand Hello Kitty, I worked closely with the Sanrio licensing team on the product cycle for the Mimoco USB flash drive product line. character designs cross promotional branding packaging product design tradeshow & exhibition design promotional print & digital artwork email marketing (2009)

Editorial Illustrations for Redmond Channel Partner Magazine: Lillian Lee Art & Design

Editorial Illustrations

Redmond Channel Partner is designed to make Microsoft partners more successful. The Microsoft channel contends with a unique set of technical, business and even political issues. editorial illustration spot illustration (2006)