Carley Lee

Creative Director, graphic designer, illustrator

Asheville, NC, USA
I am a graphic designer + illustrator + typographer living in Asheville, NC who likes to design beyond the computer. I specialize in hand-drawn logos and illustration.

Work Experience

Long Live Simple LLC

Creative Director

We are an Asheville-based sustainable graphic design co focused on helping businesses stand out with handcrafted branding and custom designs.
April 2016 - Present North Carolina, United States

Ally Financial

Senior UX and Marketing Designer

May 2014 - July 2015 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Lowe's Corporate Headquarters, Ettain Group

Email Designer

Email designer, I created and update templates for web and distribution
April 2013 - May 2014 North Carolina, United States

Weight Watchers, NanceNet

Graphic Designer

-Design for Weight Watchers new campaign, email templates, web layout
November 2012 - April 2013 United States

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Graphic Designer, worked with a wide variety of clients, print and web design
February 2012 - March 2013 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Hagopian Ink

Junior Designer

Worked closely with Senior Designer on a variety of branding/web projects
August 2011 - January 2012 New York, New York, United States

Eye Design Studio

Freelance Graphic Designer

-Worked as contract freelance designer for Eye Design Studio
-Work for various clients on branding and collateral design
May 2010 - May 2011 North Carolina, United States

AIGA Charlotte


-Help during local events, also offer design services
September 2010 - Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

Taylor Student Organization/ Media And Marketing

Graphic Designer

-Independent and collaborate effort- Worked with 2 other designers
-In charge of designing all campus and University promotional materials
August 2009 - May 2010 Upland, Indiana, United States

TWO/ Taylor World Outreach

Freelance Graphic Designer

-Worked as a freelance designer to design promotional brochure for Mary Rayburn
-Campus and Community Distribution
May 2009 - September 2009 Upland, Indiana, United States


Graphic Designer

-Designed caimpaign identity, from logo design to Large Chapel Banners
June 2009 - October 2009 Upland, Indiana, United States

Ginger Griffin Marketing And Design

Graphic Design Intern

-Graphic design Intern, assistant to the graphic designer
-Produced and designed promotional pieces for a number of clients, met with clients to discuss projects, etc.
June 2009 - August 2009 Cornelius, North Carolina, United States

The Echo/ Taylor University Student Newspaper

Graphic Designer

-Design and Layout consultant, Assistant to the Art Director
-The Echo is Taylor's award-winning weekly newspaper (Produced every Thursday)
January 2009 - May 2009 Upland, Indiana, United States

Mike Carroll Photography

Photography Intern

-Assistant to Mike Carroll (Photographer)
-Helped with everything from lighting to design work to distribution of promotional materials
July 2008 - August 2008 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States


Taylor University


August 2006 - May 2010 Upland, Indiana, United States

Metrolina Christian High School

High School Diploma

August 2005 - May 2006 Indian Trail, North Carolina, United States



Ally Financial Patroni Nominee


Graphic Design USA American Packaging Design Award

First Place Packaging Award, Winter Solstice Card and Mints


(FPO) Website

Work featured on For Print Only


Taylor University Art Department

Outstanding Artist of the Year Award


2010 Parnassus Literary And Art Journal

2nd Place- Illustration


2009 Taylor University Mitchell Student Art Exhibit

First Place- Graphic Design (Book Cover)


Photographer's Forum

Finalist of 2009 Photography Forum, Among the 2009 Student Photography Forum Top 100 Finalists,


2009 Taylor University Photogaphy Exhibit

First Place- B&W Photography



Bookmaking, Custom Paintings And Illustrations, Graphic Design, Iconography, Illustration, Illustrator, Photography, Photoshop, Printing And Prepress , Typography Design, User Experience, Ux, Website Layout Design,