Donna Lee

Donna Lee

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I like to create environments that align my background in language, art history, art, architecture and design.  Often being inspired by iconic classical interiors, I love to juxtapose the unexpectedly new with hints from the already respected old.  

I am dedicated to coordination through construction management skills, fervent in realizing the design intent with collaboration from the client, colleagues, owners and consultants.  I thrive in a team setting, from the onset of the project to its completion. My detail-oriented nature helps in creating rich yet efficient final products.

I previously held design positions at Kara Mann, Meyer Davis Studio and Mark Zeff in New York City.  I received a BA in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design and a BA in Art History and Spanish from James Madison University.  I am currently working freelance from my studio outside of Baltimore, MD.  


DONNA KAY LEE, Baltimore, MD, Owner, Freelance

Oct 2017 - current

Kara Mann, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Jan 2014 - Oct 2017

Meyer Davis Studio, New York, NY, US, Senior Designer / Project Manager

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Kara Mann, New York, NY, US, Intermediate Designer

Feb 2012 - Dec 2012

Mark Zeff, New York, NY, US, Resource Manager & Junior Designer

Resource Manager / Materials Librarian -- maintained and oversaw the operations in 80 person design firm, coordinated with vendors and organized 2 large office moves.

Junior Designer -- worked alongside senior architect

May 2008 - Feb 2012

Slick Design USA, Chicago, IL, Junior Draftsman

May 2007 - Nov 2007

Adamson Gallery and Studio, Washington, DC, US, Assistant Gallery Director

Jun 2003 - Jul 2006

Apartment Zero, Washington, DC, US, Assistant to In-House Designer

Jul 2003 - Jul 2004


Harrington College of Design, Chicago, IL, US, BArch, Interior Design

Sep 2005 - May 2007

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, US, BArch, Art History and Spanish

Sep 1999 - May 2003

Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, ES, BArch, Art History and Spanish

Sep 2001 - Jan 2002

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