LEE GOBBI

A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA,

Lee studied Illustration and Photography - receiving a BFA in 1982.

 

He attended the Illustrators Workshop in Connecticut where his Illustration "St. Maarten NA."

was published in the Neenah Paper annual Calendar for 1986.

 

His career began as an editorial Illustrator in the New York area when he moved to Connecticut in 1983.

His work was published for 'Animals Agenda' and 'ABP' magazines, as well as promotional illustrations for

'EverReady', Playtex and various other promotional publications.

 

" I decided the smart route was to take my natural and trained painting and drawing skills into the commercial
field
of illustration. One of the teachers at PCA said to us, "You guys can make money with painting as Illustrators!"

This seemed the logical direction rather than trying to make a name as a painter. So off I went up to NYC, hoping

to be the next TIME magazine artist!"

 

After a few years, Lee embarked on a career as a Graphic Designer for a small exclusive design studio in Connecticut.

And then in 1985 became a Designer for Kraft/General Foods. In 1986 he became Senior Designer

for International Playtex redesigning the brand packaging for Apparel, and Family Products.

 

In 1987 he became Creative Director for Marketing Corporation of America, working on American Express, IBM, Molson. Castrol and Kraft accounts. He designed the logo for the Commuter Airline BEX, a division of Delta.

He joined Creative Marketing Corporation in 1994 working on Pepsi International - creating the Mirinda Soda promotion with the famed NY 'Blue Man Group'

Lee went on to work on Unilever hair care brands developing campaigns for Suave, Dove and Thermasilk.

In 2003 he joined Daymon Worldwide as Assistant Creative Director and was promoted to Creative Director in 2005, where he ran the creative services team for 14 years, developing brands both domestically and Internationally

(Whole Foods Markets, Fresh Direct, Office Depot, Wegmans, Aeon (Japan), Globas (Germany).

Lee continues to consult on branding and design in both traditional and digital media.

Lee currently lives in Easton Connecticut with his wife, Susannah and son, Julian.

- edgar degas

“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” 

© 2020 Lee Gobbi // +1 203-554-9216

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