Meet: Lillian Lee
From: New York City
Design speciality: Print with a focus on corporate identity, branding and brochure design.
Why grad school: An urgency to better define my place in designing for social change has led me to this program. I would like to better blend the practical and the idealistic while pushing beyond the boundaries that I’ve gotten too comfortable in.
Favorite work: This is a campaign created for Shearman & Sterling, a corporate law firm who sponsors the world’s largest moot court competition focusing on Public International Law issues. The 2008 theme concerns terrorism and human rights involving extraordinary rendition. The collateral is given out to all participating law students and used as signage during the week of the event. In keeping with the nature of the case and a limited budget, propaganda techniques were applied to the campaign collateral. It was highly satisfying to develop the collateral by playing with and collaging together hand lettering, transfers, xerox copies and self-photography. As a side note, the building management thought an actual protest was taking place in their building on the day of the event when passers-by reported their concerns upon seeing the posters in the lobby.