Michael Lee

Michael Lee

New York, NY, US



I am a dedicated, team-oriented, hard-working individual who is eager to learn and am confident that you will see how valuable of an asset I would be to your team. Here are some of my qualifications that I can bring to your organization:


· Possess exceptional knowledge of collaborative management approach with effective insight on production of various products on a variety of mediums

· Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (expert in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)

· Ability to work on both PC and Mac platforms

· Keen eye for detail

· Exemplify solid professional standards; excellent track record of dependability; and effectiveness in handling extreme pressure without compromising quality service


Ark Partners, New York, NY, US, Design, Project & Payroll Managers

Ark Investment Partners is a real estate fund and property management company, owning and managing assets such as boutique hotels, apartment buildings and warehouses. Responsibilities included conceptualizing and producing all aspects of visual design across a multitude of mediums. From designing brochures for real estate properties, posters for charity events, gift items for clients to designing larger scale projects such as redesigning a business center, adding both static and electronic signage installations, and conceptualizing the paint scheme for a yacht, all projects were approached with the knowledge that it was representing both the owners and the brand.

• Redesigning the Hotel PUR business center to fit the overall design and feel of a hotel described as “super-sleek” by the magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
• Conceptualizing and installing the custom wall in the company’s Madison Square Garden Suite.
• Producing the branding designs of the company’s vehicle fleet which included a Jeanneau Prestige 42s, 2 Mercedes Benz Sprinters and a Cadillac Escalade.
• Installing visual signage on the exterior of Hotel PUR in the vacated shops on Rue Saint-Joseph.
• Assisted in the design, branding, launch of an exclusive private membership club.

• Maintaining brand standards to meet the needs of the owner’s philosophy.
• Working directly with owners and executives on all logistics, planning and pricing of various projects relating to properties.
• Drafting and designing collateral for prospective investors, buyers, brochures, marketing material for events and donations.
• Designing and supervising the installation of all branded items such as installations, vehicles design and signage.
• Photographing and editing images for properties and projects.
• Designing and editing all menus for the restaurants for all the hotels.

• Controlling all copy and material on websites with our vendor.
• Maintaining and archiving company assets such as properties, artwork, vehicles, and various assets.
• Creating user accounts, emails and troubleshooting various IT related equipment for the office.
• Coordinating of various IT related projects between multiple parties.
• Maintaining and administering all company communications accounts.

• Administering and processing payroll for 4 companies.
• Maintaining employee benefits records.
• Liaison between various brokers for insurance, retirement and other employee benefits.

Nov 2010 - current

Willow Hotels, New York, NY, US, Design & Production Assistant

Willow Hotels consisted of 5 hotels; 4 boutique style hotels, 3 of which were located in New York City, 1 in Quebec City, Canada, as well as another hotel in Washington D.C. Responsible to produce marketing materials for the properties such as brochures, sales kits and giveaway items for prospective clients. Design, source and order the everyday collateral that one would take for granted while staying at a hotel such as the pens, note pads, room directory, and more.

• Designed and supervised the construction and installation of a 30’x10’ tradeshow booth which showcased the multiple properties and was used at various industry tradeshows.
• Conceptualized, designed and sketched the most popular sales’ giveaway item, the Mansfield Hotel’s custom playing cards which was used initially as a sales item, then as part of a holiday gift set, tradeshow booth giveaway item and then sold at the hotel.
• Worked closely with carpenters on the redesign of the Mansfield Hotel’s front desk.
• Designed and laid put the redesign of indoor pool area at Hotel PUR, which is one of the largest indoor pools available at a hotel in Quebec City.
• Assisted in the redesign (including logo and menu design) and launch of the Hotel PUR restaurant; Table which offers tapas-style, Asian/American servings.

• Supported the Creative Director with all aspects of design and production.
• Designed collateral items such as bathrobes, slippers and notepads that were utilized in the hotels.
• Designed visuals and the placement of both static and digital signage used within hotels.
• Negotiated pricing, ordered and inspected all branded collateral within the hotels.

Oct 2007 - Nov 2010


School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Fine Arts

Sep 1998 - Dec 2002