Lee grew up in Maryland where he played basketball and dreamed of playing internationally. After college and a sports injury he began to look at options into a more creative life path.
In 2011 he enrolled in hair school in Washington D.C. It was there he would be introduced to the idea of becoming a professional Makeup Artist and meet artists he would go on to assist such as Dick Page and Inge Grognard. Two years and over 30 New York fashion shows later he moved to New York to do fashion, commercial and advertising freelance work full time.
Lee’s unorthodox entrance into makeup gives him a unique perspective and aesthetic. His approach of working with light, color and texture to tell a story has him as one of the emerging artists in the industry.
Lee has worked with major brands and publications such as Vogue (U.S. and China), Harper’s Bazaar, W, Elle, Hermès, Valentino, Olay, Zadig & Voltaire, Coach, Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford.