Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee – Designer

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

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. 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:
Hachette, Macmillan, VICE Media, Variety Magazine, Scientific American

Recognition:
Society of Illustrators NY - Annual Show - 59, 60, 61, 64
Society of Illustrators LA - Illustration West - 55, 57, 58, 59
American Illustration - Annual Show - 40
Communication Arts Book and Competition - 2019, 2020, 2021

Services
Fiction
Dystopian Fantasy Historical Fiction Science Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English

Work experience

Self-employed

Mar, 2013 — Present

Past Clients:
Hachette, Macmillan, VICE Media, Variety Magazine, Scientific American

Recognition:
Society of Illustrators NY - Annual Show - 59, 60, 61, 64
Society of Illustrators LA - Illustration West - 55, 57, 58, 59
American Illustration - Annual Show - 40
Communication Arts Book and Competition - 2019, 2020, 2021

Scientific American Magazine

Dec, 2012 — Mar, 2017 (about 4 years)

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

Portfolio

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 Elekt... 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 futu... read more

Bernard has 1 review

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Ellie G.

Ellie G.

Dec, 2021

Hope to work with him again for the rest of the book series! Bernard was very patient with me and willing to explain terms. This was my first book so it was a learning process. Despite running into snags that could have slowed the project down, he managed to still produce a beautiful work on time.

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