(b. 1985)
Based in Hong Kong, Taiwanese-American born Jonathan Jay Lee graduated with Departmental Honors in Illustration from Parsons School of Design. He is an award-winning illustrator who's clients have included Marvel Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, San Miguel, Lamborghini, Lee Kum Kee, Ho Lee Fook, Urban Decay and HSBC. He also teaches as a Professor of Illustration and Sequential Art at SCAD Hong Kong.


contact@jonathanjaylee.com

Education
Parsons The New School for Design, BFA in Illustration with Department Honours. 2007 NYC
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Semester Abroad. 2006 London
City University of Hong Kong, MFA at the School of Creative Media. 2013 HK

Select Clients
Marvel Comics, Gold Label Records/EMI, Oxfam Tokyo, Time Out Magazine, Pryde Group, HK Magazine, Kronenbourg 1664, HK Clubbing, Bell Pottinger Interactive, Strange Cut Films, Boon Wear, South China Morning Post, FIX Global, Opium Soul, Tung Wah College, Horizon Magazine, Hong Kong Jockey Club, WeSC, Taiko Sake, HKGolden50, Azure Restaurant Slash Bar, Alchemy Asia, ABN AMRO, Omega Watches/Revolution Magazine, Heavy Metal Magazine, Harvey Nichols, Tiger Tales Asia, Red Bull, Superga, Infiniti/TBWA, KELY Support Group, San Miguel Light, Laundromatte, Black Sheep Restaurants, Fah Thai, FTI Consulting, Boomshack, Smart Car, HSBC, Lamborghini, 1605 Ent, Lee Kum Kee, Clifford Chance, Xiao Ya Tou, Project M/Allianz, Urban Decay, Yardbird Restaurant

Accolades
3x3 International Illustration Show No. 13 Judge - Student Category
Greater China Illustration Awards - Advertising Bronze Award - Jun Kung - April 2016
Greater China Illustration Awards - Advertising Excellence Award - Ho Lee Fook Collection - April 2016
Greater China Illustration Awards - Advertising Excellence Award - HSBC Made in Hong Kong - April 2016
Greater China Illustration Awards - Advertising Excellence Award - Superga Project - Feb 2014
Secret Walls x HK - Semi-Finals Judge - Nov 2013
Hong Kong Art Prize Finalist - May 2013
Hong Kong Society of Illustrators - Full Member since 2012
Perspective Awards - 40 Under 40 - July 2009

Teaching
Part-Time Professor: SCAD Hong Kong - Illustration & Sequential Art - 2015 - Current
Visiting Lecturer: Tung Wah College - Intro to Illustration - Summer/Fall 2013
Visiting Workshops - Sha Tin College, Renaissance College, Victoria Shanghai Academy, Discovery Bay International School - 2013 - 2016

Solo Exhibitions
"Sketchbook Showcase", at the Brickhouse, Hong Kong, Dec 2012
"Superlative Nights", at the WeSC Concept Store, Hong Kong, Sep 2011
"2", at No Borders Gallery, Hong Kong, Sep 2010
"Jonathan Jay Lee Solo Exhibit", at the Fringe Club, Hong Kong, Feb 2009

Group Exhibitions
'Drawing Hong Kong', Four Seasons, Hong Kong, March 2016
'Tribes', with James Yang and Aya Kakeda, Elab, Hong Kong July 2015
Affordable Art Fair, Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong May 2015
"Operation Smile", at the Clipper Lounge, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong May 2014
"Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler", at Midnight & Co, Hong Kong Aug 2013
"Introducing Lightbombs Contemporary", Art East Island group show, Hong Kong May 2012
"2012 Challenge Skateboards", at Voxfire Gallery, Hong Kong May 2012
Vibrant Arts, at daas gallery, Florida Dec 2011
Vibrant Arts, at the Howl Gallery, Florida Mar 2011
Veuve Clicquot presents "Art Smile" Exhibition, at the Kee Club, Hong Kong Sep 2010
"Reunion - Post 80's", at the Reunion of the Arts Talents, Beijing April 2010
"Dragon Garden', at the Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong March 2010
"A Vibrant Art Movement", at Atelier 23, Dunoon, Scotland Jul 2009
'The Sims' by EA Games, at the Chelsea Art Museum, NYC May 2007
"Tokyo Artists Showcase" in Iidabashi, Tokyo Sep 2006

Select Press + Publications
Discovery, Cathay Pacific Inflight Magazine - The First Time I Ever Saw - April 2016
Taipei Times, Features - The Message is the Medium - March 2016
NeoCha Magazine - The Illustrations of Jonathan Jay Lee - Nov 2015
South China Morning Post - TasteMaker: The Accidental Artist - May 2015
Cleaver Quarterly - 7-page Feature - March 2015
Metropop - Cover Image & Story San Miguel Light - May 2014
Milk Magazine - Cover Story San Miguel Light - May 2014
Electric Sekki Blog - Superga online interview - Nov 2013
Time Out HK Interview - Sep 2013
Kimchi Fan Club - Superga interview on TVN - Sep 2013
Comic Bastards - Online Interview - Oct 2012
Random Art Workshop Magazine - Interview - Mar 2012
Peninsula Magazine - 'Rising Star' Article, - Jun 2010
IGN.com - "Strange Tales MAX #3" Review - Nov 2009
IdN Extra 02: Neo York - Mar 2010
Metro box - Cover Illustration & Story Kronenbourg 1664 - June 2009
Men's Uno Magazine - 'Uno People' Feature - Mar 2009