Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee - Designer

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Award winning book cover illustrator working in Fantasy, History and Sci-Fi. Clients include Macmillan, Scientific American and more.

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Overview

I am a professional Illustrator with several years of experience working in the publishing and editorial industries. Prior to shifting over full-time to illustration, I worked as an Art Director at Scientific American Magazine for 5 years. Because of these two experiences, the service that I provide is not simply that of an Illustrator but also of a Designer who has intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the publishing industry. Having been involved in countless cover pitch meetings for major publishers, I have a thorough understanding of what types of images sell and how to manage creative projects.

Professionalism, quality and client satisfaction are my biggest priorities and I have never been late in my nearly decade of creative work. In my experience, working in true collaboration with an Author or Art Director has always resulted in a better end product by sifting through the more obvious solutions to produce something unexpected and fresh so I would love to do the same with you!

Past Clients:
Scientific American, Macmillan, VICE Media, ImagineFX, Rockstar Games, Variety Magazine

Recognition:
Society of Illustrators NY 61, Book Category
Society of Illustrators NY 60, Editorial Category
Society of Illustrators NY 59, Juror
Society of Illustrators LA - Illustration West 57
Society of Illustrators LA - Illustration West 55
Infected By Art Vol. 4
Infected By Art Vol. 3
ImagineFX (2012, 2018)

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Classics
Dystopian
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Science Fiction
Thriller & Suspense
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult

Work experience

Illustrator

Self-employed
March, 2013 – Present (almost 7 years)

Past Clients:
Scientific American, Macmillan, VICE Media, ImagineFX, Rockstar Games, Variety Magazine

Recognition:
Society of Illustrators NY 61, Society of Illustrators NY 60, Society of Illustrators NY 59, Illustration West 57, Illustration West 55, Infected By Art Vol. 4, Infected By Art Vol. 3, ImagineFX (2012, 2018)

Art Director

Scientific American Magazine
December, 2012 – March, 2017 (about 4 years)

Recognition:
Society of Publication Designers, ASME Finalist, American Illustration

Portfolio (2 selected works)

The Amazon Legacy: Gods & Queens

Zenay Bekele Ben-Yochanan

An embittered wager between Zeus and Hera results in the banishment of the most powerful Amazon leader, Queen Elektra. Sent to Hades, she leaves behind the Golden Girdle, holder of mysteries and granter of the gift of immortality to its rightful owner.In Elektra’s absence, two fierce warriors rise.Teigra—a lone wolf who has suffered a life of unspeakable brutality as a slave. Forced to earn he... read more

An embittered wager between Zeus and Hera results in the banishment of the most powerful Amazon leader, Queen Elektra. Sent to Hades, she leaves behind the Golden Girdle, holder of mysteries and granter of the gift of immortality to its rightful owner.In Elektra’s absence, two fierce warriors rise.Teigra—a lone wolf who has suffered a life of unspeakable brutality as a slave. Forced to earn he... read more

If This Goes On: The Science Fiction Future of Today’s Politics

A bold new anthology born of rage and sorrow and hope. 30 writers look at what today's politics and policies will do to shape our world a generation from now. Some of today's most visionary writers of science fiction project us forward to the world of the future; a world shaped by nationalism, isolationism, and a growing divide between the haves and have nots. This anthology sits at the inters... read more

A bold new anthology born of rage and sorrow and hope. 30 writers look at what today's politics and policies will do to shape our world a generation from now. Some of today's most visionary writers of science fiction project us forward to the world of the future; a world shaped by nationalism, isolationism, and a growing divide between the haves and have nots. This anthology sits at the inters... read more

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