Clarence Lee Founder

Clarence Lee is Founder of Clarence Lee Design & Associates, LLC, a design firm establish in 1966, and based in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a pioneer in the Hawaii design industry, he has been honored as a “Living Treasure in Hawaii.” He has also received the prestigious “Koa Award” for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

Some of his most noteworthy projects include annual reports for Hawaii’s largest banks, First Hawaiian Bank and Bancorp Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric, Barnwell Industries and Aloha United Way. The firm has developed symbols for Northwest Airlines, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Waikele, Capital Investment, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Central Pacific Bank, The Polynesian Cultural Center, The Hawaii Convention Center, Arcadia Retirement Residence and Victoria Ward Center. Clarence has developed over 200 symbols in his productive career that has spanned forty years. He has developed numerous real estate image projects and has developed the packaging program for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut, Royal Kona Coffee and Hawaiian Plantations.

Lee has also received numerous local, national, and international awards & recognition. Locally, he received the Hawaii Advertising Federation Silver Award for outstanding contributions to the advertising industry. The Honolulu Academy of Arts selected his design works for display in their Annual Artists of Hawaii Show. The Queen Emma Gallery honored him with a show in 1998 titled “Clarence Lee: A Lifetime in Design”. In 2004, he was the Alfred Preis honoree for lifelong dedication in the arts and art education in Hawaii. He has also been featured in numerous national and international publications such as, Communication Arts, IDEA, and Print Magazine.

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